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The Internet of Things, IoT, is upon us in a big way and more objects are becoming embedded with sensors and gaining the ability to communicate. This group is for those who are excited about connecting disparate devices to one another ranging from wireless communication to the internet. Everyone is welcome from novices, hobbyists, makers, experts, wizards and the inquisitive.

Upcoming events (2)

Lunch & Learn - Nordic Semiconductor and Cellular IoT

The Launch Factory

Nordic Semiconductor, the industry leader in Bluetooth Low Energy and other 2.4GHz connectivity solutions, has recently launched a System-In-Package + software solution that supports cellular IoT. As more and more applications look to include simple, ubiquitous connectivity, and as cellular carriers have globally introduced support for standards that enable this, Nordic has combined proven low power, low data rate, low cost technology with the industry’s most experienced LTE design capability to create a solution that supports LTE-M, NB-IoT, and GPS. This Lunch & Learn will provide an overview of Nordic, focusing on our new nRF9160 cellular IoT platform, including an overview of features, tools, resources, and application support. **This Lunch & Learn will be held at The Launch Factory, located at 2459 Wilkinson Blvd #310, Charlotte, NC 28208.**

NVidia Jetson Nano vs Raspberry Pi


Imagine smashing a GPU with a Raspberry Pi – you end up with what Tom’s Hardware calls “the Raspberry Pi of AI?” With the new $99 Nvidia Jetson Nano is a marriage of raw computing power for AI Model Analysis in a form factor near the size of a Raspberry Pi. We’ll compare the Jetson Nano vs the Raspberry Pi, take a look at the infamous JetBot project, walk though an example of training the Nano and look at both popular projects, both from an AI Perspective and hardware projects. Finally, we’ll look at edge applications with the Jetson Nano and how we can utilize the GPU power to offload AI Workloads from the cloud to your local network. Kristie Thomas from Jobspring Partners will be sponsoring dinner and giving a small presentation on jumping from school or boot camp into your dream job, Kristie will also be available before and after the meeting to speak with anyone who has additional questions. Jeremy is into cool technology with a passion for all things IoT! Jeremy is on the board of Charlotte IoT and leads many of our activities including civic hackathons and other STEM/hackathon events!

Past events (81)

Lunch & Learn - Demystifying the Patent Process

The Launch Factory

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