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- Update on where we are with #IoTHackDay and how you can help!
- Rod Landers from RFDigital will talk about his company’s Simblee™ product as a way to bring the world of Star Trek and the Jetson’s to life. It’s Internet 3.0, where everyone and everything can communicate.
- Just back from Nerdtacular, Lon Koenig will give us an update of this Arduino-base game show system for conferences and trivia competitions. Replicating all the game features of a traditional TV game show with a host’s console, player buzzers and light-up indicators. Lots of NeoPixels!
- NOTE: We’ll be giving away 2 Light Blue Beans to one lucky winner! Must be present to win.
- Patrick Delaney from @iotmpls will be talking all about navigating manufacturing in Shenzhen.
- Rapid prototyping with Freescale Freedom Boards! Robert Hill and others from Freescale will give an overview of using a low-cost Freedom Board with free software development tools. Enabling users to have a variety of demos up and running in minutes.
- Note: We will be giving away Freescale Freedom board that evening, so be sure and register above and plan to attend!
- Neuro Visionaries Hackathon Team will present Brainwave Biofeedback: a meditation and alert signal headset allowing Middle School students to visualize brain stimulus data from measured out-put metrics of meditation and attention.
- Katelyn Coons was one of six kids chosen out of over 100 4th graders for Genius Hour, a free-minded, no-limit project class at her elementary school. Come see her show off her Automated Cat Laser Toy to the group!
- Dan Grigsby will share how his famliy sent an Arduino, a hand-assembled shield with a GPS and a Ham radio transmitter, and a time-lapse camera to the edge of space, tracked its ascent and descent, and recovered it when it landed in a field sixty miles from the launch site.
- “Arduino on the Cheap!” by Wade Brown. Many ways to reduce your hardware costs, do more things and have more fun will be discussed.
- “Hardware Hacking a new musical instrument with an Arduino and an Electric Guitar” by Logan Poelman will show analog to digital sampling, physical computing, MIDI, Arduino, physical design, prototyping and more!
- Jerry Belich will take us on a light speed, impromptu journey through alternative controller and hardware in toys and games, maybe even talk about some new ideas!
- Kristina Durivage will talk briefly about a gps/wifi scanning project she’s doing. Sounds awesome!
- Discuss the many MakerFaires coming up at the end of May! Minne-Fair 2015 and MakerFair MSP
- Eric Tsai will wrap up the evening with an awesome presentation on a “physical home automation interface”.
- Discussion about the various MakerFaires are coming up in the cities in the coming months.
- Andrian Belinski will present on “Introducing development board LPC Link 2 and LPCXpresso free development IDE”
- Crystal Compton will present on “E-Textiles for Ambulatory Healthcare Monitoring”
- Tyler Cooper of Nordeast Makers will be presenting “Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Adafruit IO”
- The ISA Tech Fair is coming on April 22nd. Looking for people from the Arduino.MN group who are interested in showing off that they have built to engineers! Tweet us @arduinomn with more details.
- George Siverts will do an overview of the Intel Edison and talk bout some of the projects he has been doing with it.
- Lon Koenig is going to talk about the Space Gun project he has been working on!
- The ISA Tech Fair is coming on April 22nd. Looking for people who are interested in showing off that they have built to engineers!
- Kristina Durivage will give an overview about what she learned at RobotsConf and demoing a Twitter displaying LED array powered by a Spark Core!
- Daniel Feldman will do a lightening talk on the ESP8266 ultra-cheap wifi module which makes for low cost IoT projects!
- Dan McCreary will give an update on my work on low-cost robots for our CodorDojo Arduino Robots.
- Justin Grammens to share details on the upcoming IoTFuse Conference. We are looking for presenters!
Stephen Bull will present on “Building collaborative semi-autonomous multi-robot systems… with social skills. Step 1) …Um…; Step 2) Sanity vs reality check; Step 3) Profit?”
Eric Tsai will give some examples of using MQTT for home automation – easy ways to report data and make things blink and move. And also demo practical uses for sound, gas, and photo sensors in home automation.
Open discussion and feedback on IoTHackDay from those who participated and discussion on what is next for events in the future.
- Paige Dansinger re-opens for Women in New Media Arts a “Center for Connectivity”. Working on several large scale projects exploring human interactivity with LED lights in fine art and wearable tech, Paige presents Works in Process & New Developments.
- Art Felgate from Nimbelink with talk about using Arduino as a low-power sensor expansion tool and the built-in I2C communication hardware and drivers.
- Discuss the upcoming #IoTHackDay event in October!
- Patrick Barrett with Exosite will demo the use of Arduino and their cloud based service working together and how it’s relevant to the Internet of Things.