IoT Playground

Tue, 2015-08-18 01:36

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Do you tinker?

Visit the preview and find out more about the OSGi programming contest!


IoT continues to be everyone's favorite way to play with hardware, and the Eclipse IoT ecosystem is going strong – new open source projects, more talks at conferences, increasing business opportunities, and cooler and cooler gadgets.

The IoT Playground allows everyone to show what they are doing. Anyone can play! Companies will present their IoT-related hardware, software, tools, and gadgets, and individuals can show what they are designing, building, and using. Hands-on activities will help attendees learn, share, and show off a bit. So pack your latest IoT toy, and hang out at the Playground.

How to Participate

Companies: The deadline for Playground submissions has passed. See below for the list of participating organizations.

Individuals: Space for individuals may be used on an ad-hoc basis, and includes a shared table and power.

Playground Hours

10:00 - 20:00, Wednesday, 4 November

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Company Participants

  1. Bitreactive: Build Applications with the Eclipse IoT Java Stack, Block by Block
    Bitreactive will show how to use Reactive Blocks to make IoT applications running on gateways based on EPL code. Visitors will see how they can take advantage of the Eclipse IoT Stack for Java to make new innovative solutions. Lots of demos are included.
  2. EclipseSource: Eclipse Smart Home Project
    EclipseSource will demo a use case of the Smart Home project using a LEGO ® house equipped with working sensors and switches. Everything will be controlled by a running instance of the Eclipse Smart Home Project, including light control, door locking, etc.
  3. logi.cals: Smart IoT Wine Decanting Machine
    logi.RTS (the runtime system from logi.cals) will run on a Raspberry Pi and communicate with Twitter. Wine will be poured if a tweet includes some specific content. Communication interfaces are integrated directly with logi.RTS, avoiding the need for middleware.
  4. Obeo: Arduino Designer
    The Arduino Designer is born from our desire to give kids a tool to code the real world, and from our aspiration to make Eclipse accessible to them. The idea was to develop new software to allow kids to create small programs for Arduino. The Arduino Designer is based on the Sirius project that allows users to easily create a graphical designer.
  5. OSGi: LEGO ® Train
    OSGi has organized a competition to develop an app to control a train track that runs multiple trains simultaneously. The app manages the track and assigns tasks to the trains from the cloud, and has a user interface to set assignments, show system state, and control switches, signals, RFID readers, and other elements. The train and track 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. An SDK for the competition app will be available here on October 1. Follow @OSGiAlliance on Twitter for updates and reminders. (Note that OSGi's demo is located at their booth in the Theater Foyer, and will be running throughout the event.)
  6. PolarSys: Rover Demo
    The PolarSys Working Group will show a Rover vehicle demo created with PolarSys tools. Visitors are invited to work on improvements to the Rover, such as image recognition, voice recognition, and adding a camera that transmits photos via MQTT. They will supply Rover kits and new sensors for the platform.
  7. Protos: eTrice Project
    Protos will show how to create automation control systems (and other embedded systems) using eTrice, and how to connect the systems with M2M protocols.
  8. InnoQ: openHAB
    Come to the IoT playground and see how openHAB (a solution based on Eclipse Smart Home) controls a lot of real word gears (bathtub, coffee machine, movement sensor, Internet radio, professional grade installation hardware) from our current Smart Home projects. We will show how these devices are automatically discovered and integrated into a Smart Home environment. We would love to discuss with you how to further evolve the projects – what are the missing pieces from your experience, and how can we collaborate on THE open source Smart Home framework?


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Playground Organizers

Andreas Benzing, Ralph Müller, Torkild Resheim, Angelika Wittek