Internet of Things workshop

  • Sprout

    339R Summer St, Somerville, MA (map)

    42.393457 -71.119035

  • How about a workshop on using your arduino to build your own internet of things? You can turn any simple sensor or actuator into a fully networked smart device. Whether you want to make a remote controlled crock-pot, rfid door lock, or full scale home automation system, MQTT is a convenient way to to do machine-to-machine M2M communication. I could also show people how to monitor/control their devices over the web (apache/php/node.js/io.socket/etc)

    We could setup a MQTT broker (Mine is running on my Rpi)

    People could make sensors:
    - pushbuttons
    - rfid readers
    - photodiodes
    - etc

    and Actuators
    - lights
    - relays
    - servo-motors
    - crock pots
    - etc

    And we could get them all talking to each other over the MQTT network.
    (You just need an Arduino + ethernet shield to participate)

    Is this something people would be interested in?

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  • Russ

    I am not hosting this event, I am unsure who is running it.

    11h ago

  • Dilip

    Anyone interested in the workshop in June 1st week?


  • Dilip­ changed the location to Sprout


  • Dilip­ changed the date and time to Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM


  • Russ

    I think I am going to delete this pending event, as it has been over a year and I am not sure who posted this.

    December 5

  • Bryon

    I would love to go to an android workshop at "You-do-it". Since it was over 10 months ago that this was posted, it looks like we need new organizers. Is there still interest from everyone?

    December 5

  • M001B

    How about a date set? A sunday afternoon would be nice! We could eat lunch before we begin. I'd say May 25TH or June 1ST, what do you think?

    May 10, 2014

  • M001B

    kids today are coding and programming by the time they enter middle school. This is a good meetup for both adults as well as kids like my son! We are in!

    May 10, 2014

  • M001B

    I love it! A learning environment and DYI, something I can finally convince my son to join me in. I remember the days when my son was very young tinkering with electronics, taking them apart and then when I tell him oh yeah now try to put it all back together, he would amaze me he had the memorization of where all the tiny microchips go and if a piece was broken he would create one from scratch melding wires and all. Kids are natural innovators and creators. I want to get him involved in things like this before he loses the desire to tinker. There is nothing like this in my area so I will join this group with my son.

    May 10, 2014

  • Kevin N.

    Ditto, very interested. New to this kind of dev and looking forward to learning a lot.

    February 26, 2014

  • "You-do-it" Electronics C.

    We may be interested in hosting your workshop. Please contact [masked] with more info

    February 20, 2014

  • Mike B.

    I've been reading the MQTT spec and would love to see it in action.

    October 18, 2013

  • Keith

    I'm VERY interested in this. I have experimented with setting up a home environment monitoring system, but getting sensor nodes to talk to a base station is surprisingly challenging.

    October 18, 2013

  • Harvey Y.

    I'm in too...LMK the date/time if it happens

    June 10, 2013

  • Matt

    I would show :-)

    March 7, 2013

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    MechE graduate student at BU interested in controls. Also, fluent Gaelic speaker.

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    interested in arduino

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    I tinker with Arduino.

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    I am Jack Eisenmann, founder and CEO of DUO Computing Inc.

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    Hey! I'm an IT Support Consultant that's looking to get into building things with Arduinos.

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    Hi, I'm Calum and I'm working on building the internet of things at xively. A platform for the... more

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  • Taylor H.

    Built several Internet of things using an arduino

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    I am interested in sensors, xbee, and the internet of things.

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    I am a MIT graduate student and I am interested in Arduino's and programming.

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  • greg

    Former java programmer turned linux/c programmer turned microcontrolle­r programmer.

  • Russ

    Hi I'm Russ, I've been using Arduino for years to make all sorts of small projects.

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