Announcing the Launch of Teton Automation

Yiyokyay LLC Celebrates the Formation of Teton Automation

1 September 2017

Jackson, WY – Today Yiyokyay LLC, an energy automation company specializing in consulting and design, announced the formation of Teton Automation as the company marks the start of it’s third year of operations.

The new organization brings with it a new logo that helps to align the company’s technology and Internet of Things focus.



“Starting this new brand kicks off the beginning of an exciting time for Yiyokyay LLC.  Now that we have the proper systems and processes in place we wanted to charge hard into developing products and services that will make an impact in the Internet of Things,” said Roger Watson, president and founder of Yiyokyay LLC.

To get headed on the road to the IoT the new division will soon be announcing details of the Wurx line of IoT products.

“Our Teton Automation slogan – Making Grand Things – pulls together three concepts the which will drive the organization.  We want to become a leader in the Maker movement and Internet of Things marketplace.  Our inspiration and drive is nurtured by the grandeur and beauty of our Jackson Hole base and the Teton Range including the Grand Teton  the second highest peak in the U.S.,” Watson added.

For more information, visit the Teton Automation website.

About Yiyokyay LLC

Yiyokyay focuses on products and services – somewhat niche in nature – which satisfy the needs of the client markets. Yiyokyay is an LLC wholly owned by Roger Watson and based in Jackson, WY. The Yiyokyay management philosophy is based on integrity, respect and grit. The Yiyokyay is a process-centric solutions provider with over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. Yiyokyay leverages core competencies in the areas for automation, business process improvement and innovation.

Total Eclipse 2017

August 21, 2017 Jackson, Wyoming
Click here to watch the 2017 eclipse video

My wife Andrea and I were really lucky to be in Jackson today.  We had been trying to get to Jackson most of the summer and well here we are.

I knew that Jackson would be a prime location for today’s total eclipse and my attitude leading up to the event was somewhat casual.  I remember the partial eclipse from 1979.  My father made a pin-hole viewer.  It was interesting then to see the moon overlay the sun.  Even this morning we were non-committal unlike the estimated 100,000 people in the Jackson Hole here to witness the event.  Around 9 a.m. people were walking down our street headed to the hiking trails.  A few of the hills rise up 300 meters or more so those folks were getting a really clear view.

When we were at the Smiths Grocery on Sunday I saw eclipse glasses for 99¢ so I bought 4 pair.  Why 4 pairs?  I wasn’t sure of the quality of the glasses so I figured I’d wear 2 pair.  As it turned out these Sun Catchers (100% SAFE for Solar Eclipse Viewing.  Conforms to and meets Transmission Requirements of ISO 12312-2. ) were safe to use.

Sometime after 11 a.m. I took a glimpse of the sun and the moon had just begin covering the top right corner of the sun.  So we sat up some lawn chairs and watched the eclipse.  Up on the hills you could see hundreds of people watching including a couple of folks we found with camera zoom at the summit of Crystal Butte.

I guess it was around mid-day when we heard the crowd of kids next door counting down as the moon slid in to totally cover the sun.  Wow!  What an experience.  The ambiance was like you experience say around 7 or 8 o’clock in the evening – dusk.  The temperature dropped at least 5 degrees.  And you could see stars in the middle of the day.  Really fascinating.  Approximately 3 minutes later the sun started peeking out over the moon and probably by 1:15 p.m. things seemed normal.

Andrea used a Sony Cyber-shot camera to record the eclipse starting just at the beginning of the totality.  She didn’t have any special filters or even a tripod but the record of the event is what is important.