Snohomish PUD FlexTime Pilot, a ChargePoint Home Flex, a Mach-E and a LiveWire

We’re one of 100 households participating in a energy conservation pilot program by our local utility - the Snohomish PUD. It’s called “FlexTime.” We qualified by agreeing to install a ChargePoint Home Flex charging station for our electric vehicles - one that allows for charging to be delayed to overnight to reduce demand on the … Continue reading Snohomish PUD FlexTime Pilot, a ChargePoint Home Flex, a Mach-E and a LiveWire

Debugging Harley LiveWire Bluetooth and iPhone Issues, Part 1

TLDR: If at first you don't connect, try, try and sometimes try again. I found my LiveWire would only connect to my phone roughly half the time, and waiting beyond 30 seconds for it to connect is unlikely to help. I'm determined to uncover as much as I can as to what is undermining the … Continue reading Debugging Harley LiveWire Bluetooth and iPhone Issues, Part 1

Swarm – Space Based IoT Connectivity has a Dev Kit Now

Now this is interesting. Was reminded about it on the IoT Podcast this morning. From IEEE: Swarm, a satellite start-up that uses CubeSats about the size of a grilled cheese sandwich to provide IoT coverage, has instead developed a satellite network specifically for IoT networks that would otherwise struggle to connect to the Internet. To … Continue reading Swarm – Space Based IoT Connectivity has a Dev Kit Now

H-D Connect on a LiveWire, Part 1

I'm in the process of setting up H-D Connect on my new LiveWire. It's a cool service that uses a cellular connection directly to the motorcycle to retrieve motorcycle status (like how much longer until the battery is charged), tamper alerts (like it the motorcycle is being jostled) and service-needed notifications. The service was available … Continue reading H-D Connect on a LiveWire, Part 1