Understanding the Internet of Things
For adults • 90 minutes
Maximum Participants: 20
Saturday 10:45am • Court 6
Time and location subject to change (what isn’t?)
The space between the real world and the information that is becoming available online is called the Internet of Things (IoT). It is the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.
In this hands on workshop, we will make our very own IoT “thing” based on a tiny device called the Photon (https://www.particle.io/) that we can control with our smartphone.
Image courtesy of wilgengebroed on flickr.
The Skinny: 3 things you will get from this session
- Everyone: Embedded electronics has become accessible to everyone, including you!
- Makers: Learn to rapidly prototype an IoT device that can “do things” in the real world while being monitored and controlled remotely with your smartphone
- Parents: Learn about a great tool for making fun things with/for your kids — from Halloween costumes to science fair projects, add some tech to you projects
Burlington, ON, Canada
James is an embedded software designer at L-3 Wescam where he gets paid to play every day. He is amazed by how much has changed in the area of electronics and software – once only accessible to those who were afraid to talk to girls, electronics is now open to all who wish to dream, design, and create things that blink, beep, move, and entertain.
As a father, James likes to create blinky, beepy, bopping things for his kids to enjoy (his kids would rather play with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys…).
James is a returning presenter. Click to see what they’ve presented in the past.
All Saturday 10:45am sessions:
- Chakras and Creativity Aligning your energetic centers and your creative self (Zachary Towne-Smith, Jessi Luna)
- Collaborative Listening Multiply your ability to solve problems (Ian Poinsenet, Emad Jelouali)
- Failure Wake It’s a wake, wear mourning! (Janeen Halliwell, Jennifer Keilty-Friesen)
- Family Dreaming Get to know your family through their dreams (Nathalie Doré, Michel Delage)
- Hello 2046 Me A coffee date with your future self (Ginny Santos)
- Innovating the NGO Creative thinking for large social purposes (Yoel Kluk)
- (IoT)* Understanding the Internet of Things (James McAnanama)
- Of Law Dogs and Leaders An alternative decision-making process for the ages (Nicole Dobinson)
- What Hill? Beyond the bucket list (Stanley Young)
- …or why not just hop to another random session?