Participate in the IoT Developer Survey 2017

The third annual IoT Developer Survey, hosted by Eclipse IoT, has just been launched. In previous years it has provided interesting insight about how developers are building IoT solutions. If you’re interested in last year’s results, you can view them here.

The AGILE consortium is pleased to be one of the partners supporting this initiative again this year. Please take the time to complete this 5-8 minute survey.

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.

In order to allow the integration of the most used communication modules in the IoT market, two expansion sockets are included. These sockets come in a XBee form factor and let the connection of communication modules such as ZigBee, LoRaWAN, 802.15.4 or Z-Wave. Due to the nature of the Raspberry Pi, other communication technologies like WiFi, Bluetooth or 3G/4G can also be used. For the most power demanding modules, there is a 9V input plug.

makers_shieldAlpha version of the Maker’s shield

Furthermore, the shield uses an I²C bus to speak with the Raspberry Pi, thus keeping most of the Raspberry GPIOs (including the UART ones) unused, and letting the makers take advantage of them in their projects.

But the shield is not only a connector for sensors and communication modules, as it includes sensors for meassuring temperature, humidity and pressure, and an analog to digital conversor. Of course, it also includes several programmable LEDs.

All of the software developed for AGILE is open source and can be found in the AGILE IoT Github page, including the schematics of the alpha version of the Maker’s shield and some working libraries already developed for various modules (ZigBee, XBee and LoRaWAN).

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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.

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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.

 

Collaboration with rapidmix

We are excited to announce our collaboration with the rapidmix H2020 project in the context of our Adaptation competition and beyond. rapidmix is providing an open source, cross-platform framework that allows the use of advanced machine learning algorithms in a simplified way for transforming masses of sensor data into expressive sound and gestures that can be used for gaming, music and arts.

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We will be integrating the rapidmix software as a Docker container inside AGILE providing all aforementioned features to AGILE users and especially to the artists participating in the Adaptation contest. AGILE will also provide support for connecting IoT devices with sensing capabilities to the rapidmix toolkit. Rapidmix and AGILE users will be able to benefit from both technologies by collecting data from wireless sensors and generating multiple actuations developing this way complex interactions with objects in an easy way. Learn more about rapidmix project and the software features here. Stay tuned and follow us on Twitter (@agile_iot) for more updates on our collaboration.

Adaptation Contest & Event Update

Back in July 2016 we announced the opening of the Adaptation contest & event. Time is running fast and the applications period closes at the end of November. If you still haven’t heard about it you are still on time to jump on board. Find the basic information in our previous post.

In this post we’d like to share with new information regarding the contest:

The Adaptation Jury Board

We have brought together a Jury Board with a varied set of skills that will bring a complete analysis of the proposals in terms of their creativity and technical feasibility:

Read more about them here.

 

Next Q&A Session

Do you have any questions you’d like to ask? We are inviting everyone to join us to the next Q&A Session via Hangout on November 11 at 6pm CET, where the AGILE project coordinator and the Adaptation organization team will be there to answer. Don’t be shy and join us! you never know what you will learn or who you will meet during the call.
Sign-up here to receive a reminder a few days before. The link to the call is: tinyurl.com/adaptation23

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New Collaboration: AGILE project, CREATE-NET, and AA School of Architecture

aa-partnershipThe AGILE project and its partner CREATE-NET are collaborating with the AA School of Architecture. They will be using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that will enable interaction design students and architects to develop complex artwork that visualises the interactivity between context, virtual, and visual spaces and Internet data.

In the context of the AA Visiting School in Greece, participants will have the opportunity to develop their basic skills on controlling models parametrically and on producing interactive presentations.

These sessions also embody manufacturing techniques enabling a hands‐on experience on the realization of an architectural design. In addition, a set of lectures and special events are carried out to enable the participants advance their understanding in matters of new design anatomies and begin developing a theoretical background on topics including mechanic control, computational space, and complexity in systems, and innovative urban design approaches.

CREATE-NET has developed an interactivity model that will be used between visitors in order to generate visual effects and artwork actuations, based software from the AGILE IoT gateway.

More information: http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk/

Save the date: Webinar “Open Source Business Models in IoT”

IoT-EPI WebinarDear all,

Please find below the details regarding the first webinar on Business Models in IoT.

This EPI-webinar with the title “Open Source Business Models in IoT is co-organised with IoT-European Platform Initiative, the Eclipse Foundation and supported by Bosch Innovations.

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Date: 16th of September 2016 // 10am (CEST)

Summary: With more than 360 IoT platforms available, IoT providers and new services are overwhelmed with choices:  Which platform should I choose? Will it survive the next 3-5 years? Which added costs are to expect?

Open Source Software (OSS) approach provides an alternative to more and more decision makers. But why? And what is behind it?

  • Why do more and more organisations chose OSS to build or share their solutions?
  • What are the myths, what are the facts, what are the hoaxes on OSS?
  • What are the criteria used by an organisation to adopt or implement an OSS solution?
  • What kind of business model can be built if a part or all the code is open sourced? What kind of license should be adopted?

During this seminar we will answer to these questions in the context of the IoT.

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Recap: Face-to-Face and GetD Event

Last week the AGILE project team was in Berlin for a face-to-face meeting and for the GETDecentralized event. Here is a brief recap of what happened.

Day 1 & 2: Face-to-Face

The team met July 20 and 21. It was great to see the familiar faces and discuss in person again! There were many fruitful discussions and great demos presented by each partner. We’re well on our way after half a year and we look forward to sharing more details with you very soon!

IoT Developer Survey 2016 – Results are in!

Today the results of the second annual IoT Developer Survey were released. Once again, it provides an interesting insight into how developers are building IoT solutions.

This year, the Eclipse IoT Working Group partnered with AGILE-IoT and IEEE IoT. This expanded the scope and respondent pool for the survey, which resulted in 528 participants, up from 392 last year’s survey. The partnership also allowed the data to be analyzed in a differed way and to look for any significant difference between the different IoT communities. Read more.

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