What we're about

The Brisbane Internet of Things (IoT) Interest Group aims to help newcomers to IoT understand the potential of the medium, and to help experienced practitioners stay in touch with new technologies, emerging trends and our peers in the field. The promise of the Internet of Things is to extend our reach and awareness beyond our immediate presence, to allow our buildings, vehicles and cities to become an extension of our person. Computers that inhabit our homes and workplaces are positioned to react to our unique needs in a way that mass-market consumer items cannot.

Our evening symposia begin with refreshments and a networking session, followed by 40-60 minutes of of presentations.

We also offer weekend practical sessions where you will have the opportunity to be hands on with technology, learning about techniques and technologies, and creating devices to meet each attendee's unique needs.

Upcoming events (5+)

Monthly Evening Symposium - IoT at Ipswich City, Sensahub

Ian Bennett of Ipswich City Council will tell us about the IoT strategy at Ipswich City and show us the data management tools they use to derive benefit for residents from their IoT programs. Dean Dobson, founder of Sensaverse, will tell us about the latest release of home-grown IoT success story Sensahub. Just imagine Jurassic Park with better graphics. • What we'll do At our monthly evening events we begin with networking and a light dinner (finger foods, beer, wine and soft drinks), then presentations commence from 6:30.

Monthly Evening Symposium - IoT Everywhere with eagle.io

Stéphane Malhomme of eagle.io will tell us about their IoT platform and a selection of the projects they are involved in around the country and world. • What we'll do At our monthly evening events we begin with networking and a light dinner (finger foods, beer, wine and soft drinks), then presentations commence from 6:30.

Workshop; The Internet of Plants from proof-of-concept to prototype

Date and Venue now confirmed. THIS HALF-DAY WORKSHOP REQUIRES ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE. Sales close 10th April to allow time for kit delivery. (You can attend just the facility tour at 4:00pm for no cost, the cost for the workshop and all parts is $85. BYO laptop). Please reserve your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iotbne-workshop-the-internet-of-plants-tickets-59097472130 In this workshop we will assemble a simple "internet connected garden health monitor" that measures, temperature, humidity, and soil moisture. Then we will explore the process of converting our collection of three modules (wifi micro-controller, moisture probe, and environmental sensor) into a single integrated product. We'll look at the process of designing a circuit board, and have a tour of the manufacturing facilities at Masters and Young, a leading Brisbane electronics manufacturer. Attendees will have their working proof-of-concept assembly to take home and deploy to their garden, and we will commission custom circuit boards for the all-in-one iteration that we design together. This workshop aims to show that electronics is as much an art as a science, and that modern tools make the learning process more friendly.

Monthly Evening Symposium - Making Appliances smart with Blynk and Grafana

This month Alan Arthur shares his experiences using the remarkable "Blynk" platform to bring intelligence to "old school" appliances and systems in the home and workplace. • What we'll do At our monthly evening events we begin with networking and a light dinner (finger foods, beer, wine and soft drinks), then presentations commence from 6:30.

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