Let's DO a new IoT/electronics project for this year

  • April 17, 2013 · 6:45 PM
  • Glimworm HQ

We had a great meeting again: First Three very interesting speakers (see below), then a brainstorm and selection of features for the Open Thermostat we are building.

1) This meeting, we will start at 19.00 with a Video Skype call with Silicon Valley: Martijn The is working at Pebble (the famous Kickstarter watches) and will be telling about his experiences and the Pebble SDKs.

2) Second, we will divide in a hardware and non-hardware group, where we are going to discuss how will implement the features we decided on and what kind of 'customer' we are going to target/what makes the Open Thermostat so awesome.

3) Of course in between there is plenty of time for drinks and mingling.

Thanks again for the great evening we had and all the people who helped in any way: Thanks!

BTW  Feel free to invite your friends to come along

 

Speakers were:

- TweeTonig: John Tillema, Dimer Schaefer

- Hack-the-Brain: Martijn Arts of Total Active Media

- Emil Donchev, http://smartrotterdamchallenge.com/

 

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  • Tjeerd V.

    Interesting mini demo about Wevolver a collaboration tool https://app.wevolver.net/#/

    May 15, 2013

  • David A.

    Could someone post a list of the teams and their respective members? It might be useful for newcomers to know which person to address for specific information.

    April 27, 2013

    • Tjeerd V.

      Or just post the question :)

      April 27, 2013

    • John T.

      Dimer and myself will be mainly focused on the user interaction and the housing or appearance of the thermostat. But off course we could use a better platform or list for these kind of questions.

      May 1, 2013

  • Bram G.

    If anybody would be interested to give a short lighting talk about sensemakers at the OH Jam this Saturday let me know! We will kick off the day with a set of inspiration talks.

    April 23, 2013

  • Bram G.

    Hey guys, was an interesting evening yesterday!

    Saturday 27th of April I am organizing the Open Hardware Documentation Jam.
    Goal is to brainstorm and work on open source software for collaborating on hardware. Together with people from FabLabs, Hackerspaces, open hardware companies and software developers we thinker about solution to make collaborating on hardware easier.
    More info at http://meetup.appsterdam.rs/events/114949282/

    As most of you know I am working on an open source application where 'makers' can present their work in progress, so they can connect and collaborate with others. You can do this both openly and closed.

    Would be really valuable to get feedback from you guys with hands on experience in open hardware
    Check out the meetup about the OH Documentation Jam, I think it will be interesting!

    Info about the application is at: app.wevolver.net

    April 18, 2013

    • Guillem T.

      I'm a noob but I am up for learning when creating something!

      April 23, 2013

    • Bram G.

      thanks Hans!

      April 23, 2013

  • Tjeerd V.

    Maybe those creating / combining the hardware, can use Fritzing http://fritzing.org/ for their design(s) ?

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Gregor

    I was supposed to mail everyone in the electronics-group, but that isn't working out, so I'll post here:
    Decided working principles:

    alpha version beta version
    Processing: Arduino + shields custom board arduino compatible
    Temp. sensing: D18B20 + remote sensors
    Actuating: Short-circuiting + 4 wire
    Power: USB / Battery power + energy harvesting
    Connectivity: Ethernet Shield Wi-Fi / ?
    Manual control: 2 pushbuttons ?
    Feedback: 7-seg display ?

    For next time, let's all take as much hardware as we can get our hands on for the different problems (connectivity, temperature sensing, actuation,

    April 22, 2013

    • Guillem T.

      By the way, is there any group/node where we can share everything? Even a Fb group is better than MU hehe.

      April 22, 2013

    • Hans C.

      Thanks for the overview.

      April 22, 2013

    • Hans C.

      Thanks!

      April 19, 2013

    • Tjeerd V.

      Mmm, today the file here on meetup.com already disappeared again... No idea what the issue is...

      April 19, 2013

  • David M.

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • Guillem T.

    Thank you guys; I went back home really hyped! Let's see how it works...

    April 17, 2013

  • Rieta A.

    Sorry again, still @ Work hope to see you @ appsterdam's birthday party

    April 17, 2013

  • Dimer S.

    Hi there, we can't make it tonight because an urgent project got our attention, bummer! But we made some scenario sketches based upon the outcome of the previous brainstorms. Scenario sketches are about how we can use the open thermostat. check it out in the google Design doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/16y55qq3rVzyh1UCNWcoBwGOSHKTsdmydK09d9QALWZ8/edit

    We will watch the progress in the docs and in here. If we can help with something just shout!

    April 17, 2013

    • Dimer S.

      Great, looking forward to watch the next step!

      April 17, 2013

    • Diderik van W.

      The sketches look amazing and communicate the ideas excellent!

      April 17, 2013

  • Casper K.

    Can't make it tonight unfortunately.

    April 17, 2013

  • Valentina R.

    hey guys, I don't know if I am going to make it, if so I ll update the RSVP tomorrow

    April 16, 2013

  • Andre C.

    I have done a project with an opentherm interface. An interface is developed based on the opentherm protocol and it is designed to use the function "overide room setpoint temperature". The interface has a build in webserver. The already present thermostat in the room can always take back (master) controll of the temperature. To realy make things easy i would like to suggest that an cloud based server is used. Communication with apps via the cloud based server and the thermostat would then be possible from anywhere. Alternative using port forwarding on routers will not work for most.
    Security is key with this cloud based server setup of course.
    As i learned from the google drive documents a cloud based server is already an option.

    I foresee great apps with good user interfaces to controll the temperature, based on a adhoc and calender.

    April 16, 2013

  • Andre C.

    Newbee

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Floris van E.

    Unfortunately have to cancel, will try to make it next meeting!

    April 15, 2013

  • Pierre K.

    Hi I am part of OpenRemote, an open source middleware for building IoT's. Thermostat algorithms intrigue us as many of our users like to creat thermostats.... Any link with your project?

    April 11, 2013

    • Hans C.

      Looks interesting. If you have time, why don't you drop by Wednessday to see if and how to contribute and/or integrate the two...

      April 15, 2013

    • Pierre K.

      Hi Hans, unfortunately can't make it this wednesday. Any other time?

      April 15, 2013

  • Guillem T.

    Hey, I am a new here but I studied Media and have some idea about marketing. May I join? I just need you to update me about your new project, only a bit :)

    April 3, 2013

    • Tjeerd V.

      Yes, everyone is welcome! Indeed drop by and you'll get updated fast :)

      1 · April 3, 2013

    • Guillem T.

      I will drop by then :) See you!

      1 · April 3, 2013

  • Casper K.

    To help sharing thoughts, I have created two Google Drive documents - one for the design team and one for the tech team.

    design ; anything related to the user (UI, functionality, configuration)
    tech ; anything related to implementation (infrastructure, components, code)

    At next month's meetup, ideas from both teams will be integrated into a (best-guess) v0.1 draft of the thermostat. For now, choose one team where you think you can contribute the most for now. Add your name / email to the document. I think we should try to get at least some input from both teams into these documents before the next meetup in a month. After that, we will decide how to organise ourselves further, depending on what comes out of the next meetup.

    Design document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16y55qq3rVzyh1UCNWcoBwGOSHKTsdmydK09d9QALWZ8/edit?usp=sharing
    Tech document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-uJSIWWWha11_YHKOU5FaNcQR06tUbg8VkmZHcbx6sQ/edit?usp=sharing

    March 23, 2013

  • jc (Jonathan C.

    I am completely on the side of a headless design. I will come up with some sketches

    March 23, 2013

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