The AGILE Maker’s shield: Onboard sensors, expansion sockets and main features

The AGILE Gateway is intended to be a platform the community can take part on. From that intention comes the necessity of a quick development hardware where makers can test their ideas and contribute to the project.

The AGILE Maker’s shield integrates with the Raspberry Pi, following the Raspberry Pi HATs specification, and allows the AGILE software to run on it, making it a cheap and portable development hardware where testing sensors and communication modules is as easy as plug or unplug them, leaving the makers plenty of time to fulfill their creativity instead of worrying about specifications and configurations.Continue reading

Wildlife protection with Camynoo

We are excited to announce our partnership with Camynoo. Camynoo built a tracking solution for pet and wildlife protection, utilizing low power sensors and long-range connectivity networks. Camynoo is interested by the AGILE Pilot  “Open Field & Cattle monitoring using UAVs” and decided to partnership-up with us.

Camynoo will be one of the first  external early-adopters using the free and open source components that the AGILE project is developing for data collection, storage and application management on the gateway.

 

Adaptation: Deadline extension & New prizes!

 

Dear AGILE community,

We are proud to announce two big important pieces of news regarding Adaptation, AGILE’s media art contest & event:

  • New prizes: We will now be able to give 3000€ per category. The artists who get selected per each of the four categories will receive 3000€ in cash as a prize
  • Deadline extension: Due to the improved conditions of the rewards, we have decided to extend the deadline to the 31st of December so new artists can send their proposals and so those who already sent theirs can update them given the new conditions.

Are you still wondering what Adaptation is? Check it out in our introductory blog post.

Remember that in order to send your proposal you will need to send it to iot.is.art@agile-iot.eu before the 31st of December, and it should include how you will be making use of the AGILE gateway as an intermediary point between the sensors and the audiovisual representation of the data. More information about the guidelines here: http://agile-iot.eu/adaptation/guidelines.html.

Microservices for Internet of Things Edge Devices

Microservices and virtualization have recently revolutionized the world of software development bringing agility and innovation in this domain. Microservices promote the use of fine grained and independent services that are implemented as autonomous entities interacting each other through well known APIs: independent software modules ease the maintenance process and reliability, making it easier to identify which components fail, restart failed services or correct the identified problems. Virtualization helps instead to decouple hardware resources from software: software can run on multiple hardware architectures and can be easily moved and shifted from one server to another. With the advent of containerization technologies (such as Docker for example) microservices can be realized as “containers” that result to be extremely fast to start up and can be easily deployed (using a common packaging mechanism) and can be easily released and shared via common repositories (like the Docker Hub).

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