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IoT Inventors Night - 2 Part Meeting!
Join us for an action packed 2 part meeting! Part 1 – Patents 101 - John Sotomayor - Research Triangle Park, NC Think you have something patentable, but aren’t sure? Wonder if you should consider seeking patent protection for your invention? Don't have a clue where to start? Join us for this highly informative "Patents 101" workshop that will demystify the patent process for you. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Part 2 – IoT Water Gauge Project - Kirk Carlson - Columbia, SC Kirk Carlson is an active member of Charlotte IoT who spends much of his free time building cool IoT projects! He had a simple desire to be able to measure and record the water level at a lake and built a custom IoT solution. His solution uses two air pressure sensors and an aquarium pump to measure the water level from the difference of the two sensors. Once the sensors were in place, it was easy to see that it could measure waves and wakes as well. There were a few problems and discoveries along the way that will be addressed in the talk. Things like rolling averages, zero crossing detector, finding signals in noise, and FFT will be touched upon. John Sotomayor (Part 1) Bio: John is a Patent Attorney and Co-Founder of SotoIP ( Based in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC, SotoIP specializes in serving startup and emerging growth companies in developing their IP strategy, patent prosecution, and patent portfolio growth and management. John was formerly in-house patent counsel for high-tech startups in RTP, is a former Patent Examiner with the USPTO, and spent the first half of his career as an electrical engineer in the energy, telecommunications, software, and intelligence industries. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: Logical Advantage,, is Charlotte's premier provider for IoT consulting or projects. Logical Advantage specializes on firmware, message brokers, cloud services, data acquisition and visualization for IoT. Special thanks to Logical Advantage creating and facilitating the Charlotte IoT group. SnapAV,, is an IoT company headquartered in Charlotte NC! They manufacture and distribute over a thousand products including some really cool home automation connected products! Special thanks to SnapAV for providing an awesome location for us to meet! Please join our YouTube Channel: You can watch the event live if you cannot make it in person!

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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.

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