Talks, projects and news from Internet of Things in Vienna: IoT Talks July 2014
• Welcome by Harald Pichler (http://www.meetup.com/IoT-Vienna/members/134441962/)
• Contiki OS - Open Source Operating System for Constained Systems by Harald Pichler (http://www.meetup.com/IoT-Vienna/members/134441962/)
• David, Goliath and the IoT by Michael Boyle (http://www.meetup.com/IoT-Vienna/members/75785982/)
• The Internet of Things starts at Home - Opportunities and Challenges by Daniel Marischka
• Startup-Stories: Why I move my Austrian wireless-mesh startup to California by Franz Boehm (http://www.meetup.com/Hardware-Tribe/members/61069002/)
• Flying Sharks and M2M by Florian Pirchner, Klemens Edler and Sabrina Hopf
• Announcement of our next events.
Contiki OS - Open Source Operating System for Constained Systems by Harald Pichler (http://www.meetup.com/IoT-Vienna/members/134441962/) from http://www.osdomotics.com
Contiki is an open source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source) operating system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system) for networked, memory-constrained systems with a particular focus on low-power wireless Internet of Things (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things) devices. Examples of where Contiki is used include street lighting systems, sound monitoring for smart cities, radiation monitoring systems, and alarm systems. Contiki was created by Adam Dunkels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Dunkels) in 2002 and has been further developed by a world-wide team of developers.
David, Goliath and the IoT by Michael Boyle (http://www.meetup.com/IoT-Vienna/members/75785982/) from http://www.procurrosolutions.com
Join an interactive session where we jointly explore the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the hardware startup.
Who needs to attend: Those involved or looking to get involved in a hardware startup. Those interested in the subject matter. Those looking for an interactive experience.
Takeaways: A better knowledge of the pitfalls and opportunities for a hardware startup entrepreneur
The Internet of Things starts at Home - Opportunities and Challenges by Daniel Marischka from http://www.flatout-technologies.com
Starting with a brief explanation about the IoT with a focus on differentiating between its verticals (Fitness/Health, Transportation, etc.). At the moment there are interoperable and proprietary systems, so we will look at the pros and cons. Last but not least, a bit of digging into APIs and looking at them as a success factor, also posing the issue of the platform-problem.
Startup-Stories: Why I move my Austrian wireless-mesh startup to California by Franz Boehm from http://www.roofnode.com
Franz founded Roofnode, the smallest ISP in Austria. His vision is to extend high-speed Internet beyond cities towards families living in villages. To achieve this he builts proprietary wireless-mesh devices based on 5GHz WiFi. Now he is on the move to USA because he feels that Austria is too small for his ambitious plans.
Flying Sharks and M2M by Florian Pirchner (http://www.meetup.com/viennajs/members/81262802/), Klemens Edler and Sabrina Hopf from http://www.lunifera.com
Some day a certain idea popped up in my head - what if I could hold a shark as a pet... in my flat? But how to proceed? My bathtub would probably be to small for him and I would risk trouble with the veterinary inspection office. Still the idea would not let go of me so I decided to have at least a bit of it realized by holding a remote controlled shark.
I bought some helium - combined it with OSGi, Vaadin UI, Paho, m2m.eclipse.org, a tiny Beagle Bone black, Mihini, Lua and an Arduino board. Preparing some electronic circuts and did some minor hacks to implement a proper controller. And here we are... my very own sharky started to swim... in my flat.
At my talk at the IoT Talks July 2014 I will demo how simple it is to remote control an airswimmer ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOPImRA2AlI ) using m2m (MQTT). All the steps required to implement the final solution will be explained in detail and I am going to provide this information including the electric circuts at github. So a construction kit is available for your own experiments.
To make things more interesting, sharky will be able to swim manoveurs by himself. Complex commands may be passed to sharky and he will follow my instructions. Everything is handled by the beagle bone black and arduino.
In the most unlikely case that sharky gets out of control; no panic! Lie down flat on the stomach, protect your head with the arms and wait until sharky has passed by.
• Everybody from our community can offer a talk. Please post your proposals here in the comments or contact one of the organizers.
• Talks will be starting at 19:00 (strict)
• Slots for Talks are generell 20 min. (Special speakers could talk 40 min.)
• Q&A 5 ... 10 Min.
• 10 min breaks between the talks for socializing and networking
StockWerk Coworking (www.stockwerk.co.at (http://www.stockwerk.co.at/)) offers the locations for our event:
At StockWerk you can rent a desk for hours, days, weeks or month, small offices, conference rooms or event spaces.
OSDOMOTICS (www.osdomotics.com (http://www.osdomotics.com/)) offers us the hardware for our IoT Workshops.
OSDOMOTICS is a Vienna based club for developing open source hardware and software for smart home automation.
coxcoon (www.coxcoon.at (http://www.coxcoon.at/)) offers us the hardware for our IoT Workshops.
Coxcoon is the online shop where you can buy the stuff from OSDOMOTICS.
• We are looking for sponsors to offer the community free drinks. If you are interested becoming our sponsor please contact one of our organizers.
• Every sponsor will be mentioned here on this website and during our event.
• Every sponsor can put some ad-stuff on our sponsor table during our event.
• Every sponsor could make an job announcement.
We are looking for great talks about "Internet of Things", "Smart Home Automation" or "Industry 4.0". If you wanna present your project, your Open Source Software or Hardware stuff, your hack, share knowledge, tell us somethings about cool gadgets or wanna present use cases or business models, than feel free to offer a talk.
Please: No marketing stuff or advertising of your company!