Preview the IoT Playground

Fri, 2015-09-25 07:47

The IoT Playground will be the place to see technologies in action. Everyone is welcome to bring their IoT stuff on Wednesday, November 4. We’ll have a full day where you can drop by, see and share IoT hardware, software, tools and gadgets. Remember to participate in these featured projects!

Participate in the OSGi Lego Train Contest!

OSGi app developers are invited to participate in an IoT playground competition at the OSGi Community Event 2015, co-located with ECE 2015. The contest will demonstrate how OSGi was made for the Internet of Things as participants control a model LEGO® train track that runs multiple trains simultaneously at the event. The train and track playground will illustrate the OSGi advantage of being able to reliably share code from the cloud all the way down to actuators and sensors in an IoT environment.

OSGi Lego TrainAn application manages the overall track from the cloud and provides a user interface to set assignments and show the system’s state. It communicates with edge devices that control the LEGO® trains: the switches, signals, RFID readers, and other elements. The cloud also manages all the software deployments in the system. Developers will be able to assign tasks to the trains and see how the trains navigate the tracks. An SDK for the playground will be available Oct. 1 at

The trains will be on display for the whole conference so follow @OSGiAlliance on Twitter for updates and reminders!

Alisa Pfeil, OSGi Community Event

Smart IoT wine decanting machine - from logi.cals

How does a gadget for quite heavy and valuable bottles of wine turn into a smart, fully automated decanting machine? By using the automation experts of logi.cals and their professional tools, and then adding some “M2M” and “IoT” features.

Logicals Decanterlogi.RTS, the professional run-time system from logi.cals running on a Raspberry Pi, combined with MQTT provides the basis for communicating with Twitter, the social media platform. If a posting contains the word “Wine” and also the hashtag “@logidecanter”, the pouring process automatically starts. The required communication interfaces are integrated directly in logi.RTS which avoids the need for a middleware. The Eclipse-based engineering toolkit logi.CAD 3, enables IEC 61131-3 standard PLC programming on micro-controllers such as Arduino Nano or as in this case a Raspberry Pi, to multi-core industrial PCs.

Wolfgang Zeller, logi.cals