Internet of Things – Netduino, Kinect Lab

  • September 10, 2013 · 6:00 PM

Title: Internet of Things – Netduino, Kinect Lab

Learn how to leverage your existing .Net skills and connect to the physical world. The lab will use image processing from the Microsoft Kinect sensor talking over the network to netduino microcontrollers which move servos.

We will use gestures to move a machine with pan/tilt servos.Dan uses the same technology covered in the lab with a Microsoft Kinect to measure angles from a human pointing to move servos aiming a hose to a target in his pool. For Halloween, Dan used the technology to control 3 monsters with a Microsoft Kinect and he threw in a mobile web app! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1cJL4WBQMI Chris Walker, the creator of the Netduino featured Dan's projects while talking about the netduino community in a video to kick off his book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3lPiWg4UHI Dan's article on home automation with Netduino and Kinect won second place for the best C# article for January 2012 on the CodeProject: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/314774/Home-Automation-with-Netduino-and-Kinect The lab will use C# code for the Netduino microcontroller and show you how easy it is to read an angle from human joint with the Kinect and move servos to mirror the movement in a machine.See Dan's projects on Microsoft Channel 9 Coding4fun: * http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/blog/Home-Automation-Kinect-Netduino-and-a-Squirt-Gun-oh-my * http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/blog/Home-Automation-with-some-help-from-jQuery-Mobile-MVC-and-Netduino * http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/kinect/A-Kinect--Netduino-controlled-squirt-gun * http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/kinect/Halloween-Insanity-with-help-from-the-Kinect-and-Netduino

Speaker: Dan Thyer

Dan graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University with dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Dan attended NC State on full scholarship program with General Motors. After working with GM, Dan served as application development director for the largest Microsoft Business Solutions Partner in the Carolinas. During this time, Dan's team won two Microsoft Pinnacle awards. For the past 10 years, as Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of, Logical Advantage (www.logicaladvantage.com), a software consulting business, Dan has successfully architected and delivered web-based and mobile applications for many Fortune 500 companies. Dan focuses his energies on emerging technologies, and ensuring that all projects are architected to meet the client's current and future needs. Dan collaborates with his Chief Solutions Officer and other architects to create technical standards, including coding standards, tools, and platforms. He holds a leadership role in the local Microsoft Enterprise Developer's Guild and has been on the steering committee for over a dozen years.When Dan is not being CTO, he is building cool stuff and writing articles about it. Last year, Dan's articles and videos accumulated around a quarter of a million views.Dan won second place for the best C# article for the month of January 2012 for his CodeProject article: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/314774/Home-Automation-with-Netduino-and-KinectDan also wrote Using jQuery Mobile with MVC and Netduino for Home Automation which was one of the top articles on jQuery Mobile: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/344471/Using-jQuery-Mobile-with-MVC-and-Netduino-for-HomeLast year Microsoft Channel9 Coding4Fun featured Dan's projects 4 times.Dan presented 5 technical talks in user groups and conferences in 2012 including CodeStock where his talk was voted the number one presentation that attendees wanted to see.

Location:  Premier

Food Sponsor: TEKsystems

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    • Matt D.

      Now that is totally awesome!

      September 24, 2013

  • Trent J.

    Awesome presentation. Cool stuff. Now lets do a hack-a-thon for garage door openers!
    - side note: here is the comparison link a few of us were talking about last night comparing angular, ember, can, backbone
    http://sporto.github.io/blog/2013/04/12/comparison-angular-backbone-can-ember/

    1 · September 11, 2013

    • Mike L.

      I like the garage door hack-a-thon idea. It should be fairly simple to do with the netduinos we have and the Switches and LEDs I have from the Security LAB. Use two switches to simulate door opened/closed. Use 1 LED to simulate the relay that tells the garage door to open/close.

      September 11, 2013

  • Matt D.

    Dan gave a great presentation last night! We had a lot of fun playing with the Netduino and the Kinect! It was awesome to get some hands on experience with each! Thanks to Mike Linnen as well for helping Dan and the rest of us with questions.

    September 11, 2013

  • Andrew T.

    Could someone post some pictures of the servo mounts or better yet video? I'd like to show them off in class. Thanks

    September 11, 2013

    • Chad A.

      Is it possible to get the powerpoint presentation that had the pictures and the links?

      September 11, 2013

    • Matt D.

      Hi Andrew, I added the pictures I took from the meeting last night. Hope one or two help.

      September 11, 2013

  • Paul W.

    Great job Dan, so fun!

    September 10, 2013

  • Dan T.

    We are going to be working in teams. Each team will need a laptop with VS 2010 or VS 2012. We will be providing microcontrollers, Kinect's, and servos. You will need the Kinect SDK V1.7, but that can be installed during the slide part of the lab.

    September 9, 2013

  • Chad A.

    What do we need to bring for this lab?

    September 9, 2013

    • Matt D.

      Hi Chad,

      September 9, 2013

    • Matt D.

      I will be sending out an email reminder with all that we need to bring. Thanks for reminding me!

      September 9, 2013

  • Mike L.

    I have seen Dan do this presentation before and I can say for sure you dont want to miss it.

    September 5, 2013

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