Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tah - Lego block for Internet of Things


TAH Main Board
In this blog post I am going to introduce the Tah platform and talk about some of the applications using it.

Tah is a hardware as well as a software platform.  The hardware has following characteristics
  1. An Arduino with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  2. Onboard USB (HID device) - emulating a keyboard and a mouse
  3. Great building block (like a LEGO) for your home automation systems using Arduino.

USB HID-Compatible
ATmega32u4 — the microcontroller at the heart of Tah — has onboard USB 2.0 support, that is used to directly program the Tah without having to use a USB-to-Serial converter. Tah can also act as a USB human interface device (HID), which enables you to create your own keyboard, mouse, joystick, or other input devices, all without the need for installing special software on the host computer. If you want to create a new smarter custom keyboard that communicates with your smartphone, you need not look beyond the Tah. It already has sample applications that allow you to control your PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation and Xbox without ever needing to write any code for those platforms — all you need to do is program your Tah board and make a smartphone app, for which we’ve also provided open source examples for both iOS and Android to get you started.

Bluetooth Beacon

Each Tah board can serve as a Bluetooth beacon which tells your smartphone where exactly it is located based on the beacon’s unique identifier. This is amazing for indoor navigation, contextual notifications, and microlocalization.



Here are some of the interesting applications that can be built using the Tah and its shields.

Infrared Control (IR Transceiver Shield)

IR has been used for near range wireless communication for a long time. We have TVs, music systems, air conditioners and so many other things that have their own remote control  
We have created an IR shield which has a transmitter as well as a receiver on board. With this connected to your Tah, you have a universal remote that can be controlled from your smartphone. Forget keeping a bunch of remotes to control everything in your living room. You could do all of that from a single app on your phone. 

Relays (Relays + Sensors Shield)

Electronics is usually associated with low voltage DC appliances but so much of what we use everyday runs on 110V/220V AC. All our light bulbs, fans and everything else.  
To control these there is a Relay shield that translates signals between DC and AC so to speak. One can use the GPIO pins 2 and 3 from the Tah to control 2 relays. 
Bridge the gap between electronics and electrical with this relay plus sensor shield. It comes with its own app which you can use with some standard sensors such as the depth and temperature sensors among others.
  • Input working voltage: 7V to 12V DC
  • Two Relays rated 5V DC.
  • Load Capacity: 10A/120VAC, 10A/24VDC, 7A/250VAC
  • Relays are connected to Pin number 2 and 3 of Tah
  • Digital Pin Numbers 4 to 13 & Analog Pin Numbers A0 to A5 all are connected to 3 pin standard Grove connector

Arduino

That's why we have the Shield Shield which consists of the Arduino UNO R3 layout which let's you use the already available shields in their projects. This shield makes Tah compatible with all existing Arduino Shields, It means all your Arduino-compatible shields are also compatible with the Tah. (Input working voltage: 7V to 12V DC)

---
By no means is the above list comprehensive. There are many more amazing things that can be built using the Tah.  


Examples on the website. A forum to discuss more about this.

If you would like this device, you can grab them here.

(This is a product of Reavealing Hour Creations who run this blog and the IOT Community)


18 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Dyeing of Printed Cloth is by use of natural colors (vegetable colors) as such, the finished cloth often emits very pleasant odour. this is famous for its Calico printed bed covers, quilts and saris.
    Block printing|Block Printing Classes

    ReplyDelete
  3. WOW! Great, get more information about the it companies in pune click on link ....
    http://wayrr.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. This post is so informative and makes a very nice image on the topic in my mind. It is the first time I visit your blog, but I was extremely impressed. Keep posting as I am gonna come to read it everyday!

    Best IOT Solutions

    ReplyDelete

  5. We have been described as "one of the best immigration law firms in the world". We exclusively practice immigration law and our experienced lawyers rank amongst the best immigration lawyers in the markets they serve.

    EEB-5 Visa Consultants, USA Immigration Consultants, Best Immigration Services,EB 5 Visa for US, US Immigration consultant, EB-5 Visa, Immigration Lawyers



    ReplyDelete
  6. you are writing is impressive to me i have a guide for IOT you can know what is Internet of Things and how IOT changing this World What is Internet of Things and How IOT reshaping the World

    ReplyDelete
  7. I like these blogs and their website The other most important thing about website developing team is that they helps in planning important things based on your online business and gives Web Design South Florida the much needed exposure. The web developers are certainly one of a kind and it is worth to have them hired. Here is the Web Developers South Florida who are all known to deliver work as per the need.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great post.The all necessary thing about website designers is that they are good enough and in short span of time will help your Custom Apps Delray Beach website get high traffic by following some unique SEO techniques. In present day time when there is so high competition it is good to hire the services of such Custom Built Website Delray Beach professionals.
    Are you interested about that you may visit their website by clicking above mentioned links.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hello Nishant,
    The Article about Lego block for Internet of Things is Amazing give detail information about Internet of Things.Thanks for Sharing the information about it.
    iot application development

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for sharing the post. Its a useful information for many people.Benchmark provides IoT Training Platform is a Worldwide Internet of Things Training Provider.Benchmark Electronics system provides specially those on M2M, Web of things, Smart cities, Fiber Optics

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for sharing this post... If you are looking and for buy 2.5 2 BHK flats in Pune , Magarpatta Ciy, Hadapsar in India then you are at right

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for the info. There is no doubt, your blog is very exciting. Increase in people's interest in IoT
    devices & especially companies like Benchmark Electronics pvt. ltd. providing IoT training platform specially
    those onSDR Software Defined Radio, Sensors Network,
    Educational training systems

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for sharing the post. Its a useful information for many people.Benchmark provides IoT Training Platform is a Worldwide Internet of Things Training Provider.Benchmark Electronics system provides specially those on M2M, Web of things, Smart cities, Fiber Optics

    ReplyDelete
  14. Welcome Post very usefull informatation.and iam expecting more posts like this please keep updating us........

    ReplyDelete