I am honored and privileged to have this article co-authored by Vivek , a passionate and extremely talented Industrial engineer and product designer at Techolution. I have collaborated with him during my stint at Techolution for various key initiatives. Through this article, we would like to cover how we leverage 3D printing for various IoT prototype activities. What are some best practices, pit falls, limitations, etc.

Application Areas

Below are the following use cases or requirements for which we have leveraged 3D printing for IoT

  • Enclosures for small our home grown, purpose built edge devices
  • Custom components for our proprietary hardware products

Continuing from Part2 , as mentioned in that post, I will explain a real world use case and how we approached it in this article.

As-Is Solution

Our platform was an industrial asset condition monitoring system developed using GcP IoT Core and other key GCP products. At the factory level, we had our own proprietary industrial gateways which interacted with machinery and equipment over standard industry protocol. Few of the equipment shared a single gateway while a few equipment had their own dedicated gateway. Industrial gateways send data to the IoT core. From the IoT core, data was pushed to PubSub. PubSub…

Continuing on Part1 , In this article, I will highlight the strategy, steps to follow, things to consider and possibly the best practices to do before moving the real time data analytics load from Cloud to edge. This is mostly aimed to serve as a guideline in architecture and process drafting while the enterprise is moving towards the edge. I have captured a common set of challenges and considerations.

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Hardware Planning Cycle

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As the ecosystem matured, people were…

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Dockerize and deploy AI models on ARM64 devices like RaspberryPI

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GKE to CloudRun

GKE is one of the wonderful service offerings from Google cloud. However, just that your services or functionalities are dockerized, does not mean that GKE should be the only choice of runtime to achieve a scalable solution. As cloud providers, especially GCP, keep adding new services in its portfolio, it is essential to see if any of the new services could match our requirement and solve our problem or make our solution more efficient. In this post, we will highlight the reasons why we moved from GKE to Cloud Run for our lower environment, steps to do that, benefits and…

Hariharan Anantharaman

IoT Solution Architect

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