macchina.io Blog

IoT device programming, edge computing, C++


Working with binary data in macchina.io JavaScript (and other improvements)

In the last couple of weeks new features have been added to the JavaScript environment in macchina.io. Most importantly, Buffer objects are now available in JavaScript, allowing to work efficiently with binary data. The HTTPRequest and uri objects have been extended to use Buffer objects in addition to strings. So now it’s also possible to […]

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IoT with C++ in German iX Magazine Special Issue

The German iX magazine new special issue on IoT development (“iX-Developer-Sonderheft: Entwickeln für das Internet der Dinge”) contains an article written by me about IoT development with C++. You can find the announcement (in German) here. You can order the special issue (paper or e-paper) here. The DVD that comes with the issue also has […]


macchina.io receives netidee funding

I’m happy to announce that macchina.io has been selected as one of the projects to receive funding from the Internet Foundation Austria’s netidee program in the 2015/2016 term. This will support our ongoing open source work on macchina.io, especially implementing technologies such as Modbus, 6LoWPAN, CoAP and Bluetooth Smart, among other improvements. I am looking […]


How to access and control your Thing remotely – and securely.

Linux-based single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, RED Brick, UDOO, Galileo or Cubieboard are very popular choices in the Maker scene for building all kinds of devices needing plenty of computing power and internet connectivity – the Things in the so-called Internet of Things. And not just in the Maker scene – these low-cost, […]

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Meet us at Internet of Things – From Sensor to Cloud, October 22, Munich

Günter Obiltschnig will talk at the German “Internet of Things – Vom Sensor bis zur Cloud” event on October 22 in Munich about programming IoT gateway devices in JavaScript using macchina.io. Take the opportunity to meet us there and talk to us about how we can help you bring your next IoT project to success.


Sierra Wireless Innovation Summit, June 17, Paris

Meet Günter Obiltschnig at the Sierra Wireless Innovation Summit, a full-day IoT Innovation conference in Paris on June 17. Günter will demo macchina.io, the new super-awesome POCO-based platform for building IoT gateways and devices. The event features technical and business tracks, plenty of real-life use cases, an exciting showroom with 15+ live IoT demos, and […]


Upcoming Events

Meet Günter Obiltschnig from Applied Informatics at the following upcoming events: Sierra Wireless Innovation Summit June 17, 2015, Paris, France Presenting macchina.io on open hardware. NDC Oslo June 18, 2015, Oslo, Norway Giving a talk titled “Building IoT Device Applications in JavaScript and C++”. Embedded Geräteentwicklung heute Anforderungen im Zeitalter von Smartphone, IoT und Cloud […]


macchina.io at Global IoT Day Event Vienna

Günter Obiltschnig gave a talk titled Building IoT Applications With macchina.io And Tinkerforge at the Vienna Global IoT Day Event where he gave a quick introduction to both macchina.io and Tinkerforge, and then demonstrated how to build an application that collects various sensor measurements, visualizes them on a local website and performs various actions, such […]


Meet Us At Embedded World

Günter Obiltschnig will be at Embedded World February 24 to 25. We don’t have a booth, but Günter would be happy to meet for lunch, coffee or a drink. Please contact us if you’d like to schedule a meeting.


macchina.io Update

Development of macchina.io is progressing nicely and we’re approaching the first release. macchina.io is now on GitHub and today the new website for macchina.io has been launched.