What we're about

Internet of Things Detroit is a diverse group of makers, entrepreneurs and executives from the innovation triangle of Detroit, Ann Arbor and Auburn Hills.

Our informal 'Show and Tell' events feature short talks from those innovating with IoT technologies and allow for open space discussions about ubiquitous computing.

Join us in-person to be on the cutting edge of where the future of tech is heading, meet new people, discuss and explore ideas.

You can also check out the online global IoT community: IoT Craft Google Group (https://groups.google.com/d/forum/iot-craft).

Our group was inspired by Internet of Things Waterloo. Special thanks to Ian Pilon of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Upcoming events (2)

Developing Connected Products: How to Make Your Hardware Product Smart!

Lawrence Technological University

(Please register via eventbrite below). Entrepreneurs, small and mid-size businesses looking to develop smart connected products will learn from a panel of experts and speakers on key steps to developing intelligent hardware products. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been driven by advances in hardware, sensors, batteries and communications options. Learn and engage on how to address the questions commonly asked and how to leverage the resources available at Centrepolis Accelerator, LTU, our partners and the product design and manufacturing community.  Do I have a viable business proposition and who is my customer?  What is the best way to prototype my product and define the minimal viable features?  What are the key components and considerations for cost, manufacturability, security, durability and support?  How do I select the appropriate sensors for my product?  What is the best wireless system for my products?  Who can help me with electronics design and manufacturing?  Where do I start developing my Apps? You will have the opportunity to meet with experts, meet other IoT product entrepreneurs, businesses and people involved in all aspects of smart connected products at the event. Join us for this unique event right here in Michigan! Agenda 5:00pm-5:15pm Registration and networking 5:15pm – 5:30pm Welcome to the Centrepolis Accelerator. Dan Radomski, Director, Centrepolis Accelerator 5:30pm – 5:45pm The Business Proposition of Smart Connected Products: What are the key components of a Smart Hardware Device? Dan Radomski, Director of LTU Collaboratory 5:45pm – 6:00pm The Smart Product Design Challenge: Who is your customer? What is the best way to Design & Prototype my Intelligent Hardware Product? Jeevak Badve, VP Director of Strategic Growth, Sundberg Ferar 6:00pm – 6:20pm How do I select the appropriate sensors for my product? George Pappas, LTU Faculty member, Biomedical, Computer & Electrical Engineering 6:20pm – 6:40pm Designing electronics for a Smart Product Tom Zagotta, Program Manager, Autient 6:40pm – 7:00pm Electronics Hardware Platform Options Gary Beaver, Beagleboard & Director of Operations, GHI Electronics 7:00pm – 7:20pm What is the best wireless system for my products? The connectivity soup - BLE, LTE, Catm1, LoRA, Wifi, 5G Sanjay Kumar, Principal, IOT & Digital Consulting 7:20pm – 7:40pm Systems approach to design Salim Momin, Principal, SRS Enterprises 7:40pm – 8:00pm Developing Apps – Where do I start? Sanjay Kumar, Principal, IOT & Digital Consulting 8:00pm – 8:30pm Q&A and Networking Event Partners Centrepolis Accelerator, Lawrence Technological University, IoT Meet Up Groups, Michigan Economic Development Center, Michigan Manufacturing Technological Center, Automation Alley, PlanetM, New Economy Initiative Tickets/Registration Tickets can be purchased through the EventBrite site located here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developing-intelligent-connected-products-how-to-make-your-hardware-product-smart-tickets-53163066162 The fee is $95 but LTU is providing a comp code to encourage participation (IOTSMART-19). Questions Please contact Dan Radomski ([masked]) or Sanjay Kumar ([masked]) for questions and/or further details.

Low Power Long Range IoT in Ann Arbor/Washtenaw County

RSVP at Eventbrite please! The Ann Arbor/Washtenaw County Area has the potential to be a model for Michigan and the United States on developing innovative use cases for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technology, specifically low power, long range (LoRa) environmental sensors. Join us to talk about potential use cases for this technology and how to overcome barriers to wider implementation locally. LimnoTech has recently installed a LoRaWAN gateway on its roof, which is currently blanketing Pittsfield Township/Ann Arbor in a free access low power, long range IoT wireless network. We’ll brainstorm how to expand coverage across the county and how to roll out some use cases. This technology promises end node devices with a 10 yr battery life, 1 to 10 mile range, and no access/subscription fees for data telemetry and can fit in the palm of your hand! Invited attendees include the University of Michigan, The Nature Conservancy, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Huron River Watershed Council, City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County Drain Commission, Internet of Things Detroit, and Washtenaw County area amateur radio clubs. Please feel free to invite others to this informal technology discussion event. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meetup-low-power-long-range-iot-in-ann-arborwashtenaw-county-tickets-7474950779

Past events (16)

Bluetooth Beacons for IoT Applications?

Grand Circus

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