Xively, formerly Cosm, and in the beginning, named Pachube, has gone a little wacky. They have a new article on their site , The Dangers of DIY, declaring “the era of DIY has passed“. To be fair their angle is about helping organizations productize and monetize their IoT products but please, let’s not be so cynical.
DIY is here to stay.
Now, in my home automation system, I’m running all open source software. I keep all my data on my own Raspberry Pis in a round robin database (Whisper). I use Node-Red as the central coordinating component and I use Graphite/Grafana as the charting and data analysis component.
My last DIY integration was adding a chatbot system using a Raspberry Pi, Rocket.chat, and Hubot to manually control lights and to be informed of any changes in the state of the system. The next phase will be to move into voice control. Fun awaits.
Yes, the reports of the death of DIY are greatly exaggerated…