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Let's DO a new IoT/electronics project for this year

  • May 15, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Glimworm HQ

This meetup we will really get our hands dirty with code and hardware. In the April meetup (Thanks Martijn for the presentation), we decided who's going to do what and got started on an architecture. Tjeerd created a summary of the UX groups discussions:

 

From this point on we can start building up the real thing:

- Arduino Thermostat shield

- Ethernet and/or wifi connectivity for net access

- Manual control: Two buttons or potmeter and LCD display

- Start with simple 2/4-wire boiler/cooler control

- Wireless temperature sensors

 

Program will be:

19.00 Talks about GSM shield (Dan Appelquist) and Wevolve platform (Bram)

20.00 Start building and programming first prototype

22.00 Finish

 

BTW    New people are always welcome, just drop by and we will find you a spot in one of the groups

BTW    Please be on time, so we can get the talks started on time

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  • A former member
    A former member

    May 30, 2013

  • Tjeerd V.

    It was little disappointing that there where more product owners, then engeniers.

    May 16, 2013

    • Tjeerd V.

      Incase you do not have your own Arduino, have a look here:
      http://arduino.cc/en/...­
      The idea is to create a Arduino shield, which contains then the thermostat functions (thermo meter; relay; display; push buttons)
      A good starting Arduino would be something like the 'Arduino Uno' maybe with the 'Arduino Ethernet Shield' or 'Arduino WiFi Shield'. Or just the 'Arduino Ethernet' which already has an ethernet connection.
      Have a look at the different shops, as they many times have kits, including some basic elekronics with a Arduino shield.

      May 20, 2013

    • Bram G.

      Thanks, I'll do that!

      May 20, 2013

  • Bram G.

    I have put the project at the Wevolver to see if we could use it to structure the project:
    app.wevolver.net/#/project/71/map

    You don't need to create an account to view the project.
    If you also want to edit stuff, register and let me know, so I can add you to the project!

    May 15, 2013

    • John T.

      Can you add me to the project? Think te wevolver platform could be just what this group needs.

      May 16, 2013

    • Bram G.

      Hey John, just added you! (there might be a bug in the files feature, we are working on it!)

      May 20, 2013

  • Miguel

    I started a github rep to host the code for the arduino. It's almost empty but for some "experimental code" and a README that I intend to improve (so that it's easy/fast to quick start).

    May 16, 2013

  • Dimer S.

    Some docs with scenario sketches & first design ideas for casings

    https://drive.google.com/?authuser=0#folders/0B4I4NLr83aFMSGp2YnlRN2EtUnM

    1 · May 16, 2013

  • Dimer S.

    Good meeting

    Working out some of the sketches of the design of the open thermostat . Also some user experience scenario's that we talked about yesterday. We will work more on the use of the product and the overall view/design

    Trying to get them online in our wevolver project map.

    May 16, 2013

  • Jesus M.

    I am currently studying my master in Human Technology Interaction in Eindhoven. I am willing to help with programming and designing Human Computer Interfaces.

    May 14, 2013

  • Rene P.

    sorry have to meet about Ardusat!

    May 14, 2013

  • Tjeerd V.

    Just found a photo of previous meeting, on which the teams and their members where described. Feel free to update the content, if you want to join (or leaf) a team.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_QXcy1RU-IbOcZPO44v0XJAMRzKe4pcn4p--7TSIUvo/edit?usp=sharing

    May 13, 2013

    • Deniz T.

      Shame you didn't put me on there, i was at the last meeting. I'm on the same team as JC and Justin.

      May 13, 2013

    • Tjeerd V.

      Updated

      May 13, 2013

  • Rene P.

    I like to see Sensemakers bring up their concept to the Science Hack Day Eindhoven May 31!

    May 9, 2013

  • Guillem T.

    One more question: shall we set a Media Wiki from where to coordinate everything? Aside of being helpful, it's great inbound marketing for an open/free project. I can mail RMS as well and see if we call the attention.

    April 28, 2013

  • Guillem T.

    Hi there guys. After getting in touch with the group and meeting Deniz, I think we all may have different visions on who the final user is. As this is about getting spread, I am going to propose a few things.

    1st) that we apply the Pareto principle to our marketing mix. This is, that 80% of the users we are going to make the product for will belong to the same target group, and then we will get a 20% from other target group and probably a residual <1% from anywhere. This way we will overcome the "everything for everybody".

    2nd) I created a survey to clarify who you are and who you are designing for. Better if you fill it anonymously and we expose the results on the next meeting so we get the group "Zeitgeist" of where the user experience efforts should go -democratically speaking-. Here 5 minutes of your life go away ;) Please complete it! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xcA4QUlkWOZb69Uq2OY0nB_8Jqz5y4LJdTleloVfPDo/viewform

    April 28, 2013

    • Guillem T.

      3rd) As Deniz suggested for the user front-end, it would be nice to divide it with a web service for the most point&click users and an on-web console for experienced ones. [If you have not completed the survey, please do it or do not let me spoil your opinion with this:] I think that it would be a great tandem to focus on above-average technical users for setting the thermostat and leaving the 20% for the family-guy-alike, home users of it, so the device will have a commercial outcome on a great mass of technical users "spreading the word" while home users get happy enough because it was set to be easy to set up the basic functions.

      April 28, 2013

  • Gregor

    I was supposed to mail everyone in the electronics-group, but that isn't working out, so I'll post here:
    Decided working principles:

    alpha version ----- beta version
    Processing: Arduino + shields ----- custom board arduino compatible
    Temp. sensing: D18B20 ----- same + remote sensors
    Actuating: Short-circuiting ----- same + 4 wire
    Power: USB / Battery power ----- same + energy harvesting
    Connectivity: Ethernet Shield ----- Wi-Fi / ?
    Manual control: 2 pushbuttons ----- ?
    Feedback: 7-seg display ----- ?

    For next time, let's all take as much hardware as we can get our hands on for the different problems (connectivity, temperature sensing, actuation,

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Rene P.

    I want to invite all Sensemakers to the Science Hack Day Eindhoven 31 May and June 1
    www.ScienceHackDayEindhoven.nl
    Hack your project to the Pitch, have great fun and win a prize!

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Justin A.

    In NY...

    April 19, 2013

  • Thieme H.

    This will be one of the meetups I would like to go to... once. Have fun!

    April 12, 2013

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