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

  • Mar 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Glimworm HQ

We will start at 19.00 with two speakers:

- John Tillema van Tweetonig: Verteld over wat zij doen met IoT

- Martijn Arts: Hack-the-Brain hackathon


At the kick-off meeting on the 20th of February, we did a round of ideas/brainstorm, a grouping of ideas and finally vote for a project to pursue in the coming meetings. Result were:

1) Open thermostat

2) Bike retrofit

3) (Bluetooth) heart monitor or similar

In addition to this, some ideas evolved for more random IoT-related activities that got a lot of interest of participants: hack-a-thons, education, IoT landmark and weather balloon.

It was jointly decided to proceed now with the Open Thermostat project.


For the next meeting the proposed agenda is the following:

1) Determine/decide on features we need and features that would be nice (so two lists!)

2) Form subgroups that are going to tackle the following area's:

    • Hardware design
    • Embedded software
    • Server-side/app development?
    • Physical design
    • Promotion/PR?

3) Get together with your subgroup and get started/make a compact plan


I hope that everybody is as excited to get going, and for everybody that was not at the last meeting, but is interested: Come join us, you're more than welcome.




BTW  In addition, to the project I working on having an interesting speaker with a relation towards Making and/or IoT

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  • Axel R.

    Apparently meetup doesn't notify if pictures are posted, so here: I uploaded some pictures I took of the event on meetup (and Flickr)

    2 · March 22, 2013

  • Rieta A.

    Sorry for the last minute cancellation :-( .. other work to do

    March 20, 2013

  • Niek T.

    Very successful meetup! We managed to turn crazy ideas into action. Excited about the next session.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Dimer S.

    Had a blast last night, great people and let's build a decent product together!

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I could not make it

    March 21, 2013

  • Bram G.

    Had to leave early due to a skype call, would love to see the results of the brainstorm. Is there a site where we could share those?

    March 20, 2013

  • Craig

    Damn, another fun group just started meeting on third Wednesdays, at STEIM. I expect I'll alternate.

    March 5, 2013

    • Axel R.

      Pity, steim's events are also quite entertaining

      March 20, 2013

  • Emil D.

    I am currently working as a communication intern at Enviu in Rotterdam. Enviu and the Rotterdam Internet Valley have launched together a project called "Smart Rotterdam Challenge. The aim of the project is to discover applications of the IoT in order to make Rotterdam a more social city. The inspiration phase of the project has already started and we are gathering best practices from around the world of applications of the IoT. On April 10th, the idea phase will begin.It will focus on developing specific business solutions involving IoT for creating social benefit. On June 20th, four of the ideas will be selected and they will be developed within the Rotterdam Internet Valley into business startups.One of the ideas is going to win € 2 500. For more information, check If you have questions write to us at [masked]. I am looking forward to seeing you all tonight.

    March 20, 2013

  • Hans C.

    Everyone, thanks for the updates below! Hope to see you next time.


    March 20, 2013

  • Antje R.

    Due to a sudden death in my family I will unfortunately not be able to make it

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I will be abroad for this event :(

    March 19, 2013

  • Tjeerd V.

    Sorry, double booking for this evening. (Need to give a presentation on OSGi, at my own company). Maybe I'll drop in at end of evening. I would like to help with the software parts, and curious about the other parts. Have a nice evening!

    March 19, 2013

  • Antje R.

    missed it so far, but hoping to catch up :-)

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds good! I haven't joined yet but hope I can contribute to this one!

    February 21, 2013

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