Organized by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, The University of Chicago, LogMeIn/Pachube and #Sensemakers.
IMPORTANT: Location Change!!
We will now be in the Neiman Center (SAIC Student Center), first floor.
This is at 37 South Wabash (corner of Wabash and Monroe), entrance is on Wabash. [Bring ID]
Come learn about sensor networks and the principles of collecting and working with open data through the framework of the #AirQualityEgg project (www.airqualityegg.com). Students, hackers, software developers, makers, and technology professionals from business and academia will all converge to work in teams to solder and assembly air quality sensor units, lasercut enclosures, deploy these units in the city, and build applications, analysis tools, and visualizations with the real-time data.
Photo ID is required to pass security!
8AM?: Doors open, mingle, coffee, final prep
9:30AM: Intro by SAIC hosts
9:40AM: Brief introductions by all participants (it's a small group)
10AM: Ed Borden: AirQualityEgg origins, goals, process
10:15AM: Joe Saavedra AirQualityEgg hardware/software, sensors, I2C modular system, current status of development
10:30AM: Discuss goals and strategies of each functional team
11AM: Split into 4 functional teams (see below) and get working!
4PM: 10 Eggs leave the building to be deployed
6PM?7PM?: Those willing and able converge for after-hours frivolities (Ed always buys the first round, but also demands live Blues)
9AM?: doors open, coffee, mingle
The Four Teams:
Hardware (Leaders: Ed Borden, Joe Saavedra)
Day 1 task: Solder, assembly, software, testing for 10 Eggs.
Require: 5-8 soldering workstations (at minimum, tweezers and a soldering iron/solder). We’ll also need internet access via Ethernet ports to test the Eggs.
Day 2 task (reduced personnel): Document previous day's process for future events (Hardware assembly and deployment instructions)
External enclosure fabrication (Leaders: Colin Hutton)
Day 1 task: Enclosures will need to be DIY-hacked (Container Store?) or fabricated with plexiglass / lasercutter.
Require: school will supply cardboard, masonite, and plex as needed for prototyping
Day 2 task: DISBAND!
Deployment (Leaders: Charlie Catlett, Amy Nuxoll)
Day 1 task: Decide where and how to place the 10 Eggs. Choose locations based on close proximity to each other, social/environmental relevance, and stability/permanency of host. Then, organize the necessary group(s) to actually do the Egg deployments.
Day 2 task: Community engagement. How do we feed what we are doing/ have done into relevant citizen and government bodies in the city, as well as the wider Egg community?
Data (Leader: Javaun Moradi)
Day 1 task: Scrape gov data, make sense of the Egg data from other locations (understand how the sensors work and how weather and other environmental factors will affect readings), and mashup in a basic dataviz (heatmap?)
Day 2 task: Incorporate actual Chicago Egg data. What else?
Require: a web server to deploy a map visualization.