InDaily City Mag writes: “The Internet of Things comes alive in Adelaide”
22nd April 6:30pm, launching Adelaide’s first Internet of Things (IoT) Hackathon.
Competitors were grouped into 3 teams where they spent the day developing their ideas using the #WorldCreateDay #Hackaday theme “Making something the Matters” on the 23rd April 2016.
Team 1: 10cent – Internet of Trash
Make the council bins in the Adelaide City smart in order to encourage recycling, track waste and let the disadvantaged track down valuables.
Team 2: City wide water leakage monitoring
Adelaide city, a city with very limited water resources, has an issue with burst pipes
Team 3: Local area notice screen
Local people are able to post bulletins, for sales, events, whatever is happening in their neighbourhood. Users access the system using a handheld app choosing to initiate face recognition, bluetooth id or wifi mac and geolocation identification methods.
Team 2: Harry Parkinson, Marcus Berglund, Paul Schulz & Samuel Parsonage for their City-wide water leakage monitoring
- Each team member received a Raspberry Pi each with the Win10 IoT Core from Microsoft.
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Hackerspace Adelaide team play award
Xiaogang Dong (Norm), was the winner of the Hackerspace Adelaide team play award from Team 1. Chosen for fitting in with a room of strangers, working closely in a team with others and good problem-solving skills to help his team.
The Hackerspace Adelaide team play award includes a $100, 12month membership of Hackerspace Adelaide and a hand made Hackerspace Adelaide T-Shirt.
- Cathy McGurk, Ecosystem Leader at IBM – IBM Global Entrepreneur Program
- Davyd Norris – Senior IT Architect at IBM – IBM Watson Blue Mix IoT Platform
- Harry Lucus, GrapeBrain & Smart City Studio – Win10 IoT core raspberry pi setup
- Liam Ellul, Program Manager at Microsoft – Win10 IoT core
- Ronald Grill PhD, Electronics Industry Development Adelaide Inc. (EIDA)
The event was streamed live on youtube thanks to:
- Shawn Zeppel, Systems Engineer at PACT IT & Committee Air-Stream Wireless who produced and coordinated the live stream.
- Fee Plumley, Technoevangelist at Reallybigroadtrip who conducted some wounderful interviews and hosted our live stream broadcast.
23rd April, Adelaide’s first Internet of Things (IoT) Hackathon
The aim of this event was to promote the importance of the maker community, and the need to establish an Adelaide Makerspace.
If a small event like this can be organised over a few weeks, where a dozen people in a room can create three very unique ideas for building something that matters, what then could a full-time Makerspace achieved with a city of makers and artists.
If we truly want an innovative and a creative community that inspires people to pursue further education, the arts, or create new ventures in Adelaide we need to get local people together making new and interesting things. Imagine if there was an Adelaide Makerspace with specialist equipment, tools and space for makers and artists from across Adelaide could go any time of the day or week to create and collaborate with others.
The other people who made this happen:
A very special thanks to the following individuals who helped make this event happen:
- Alison Kershaw Leadership Facilitator at Together SA & Committee of SA Makers Inc
- Cathy McGurk, Ecosystem Development Leader at IBM
- David Byworth, Manager at Fab Lab Adelaide
- Davyd Norris – Senior IT Architect at IBM
- Fee Plumley, Technoevangelist at Reallybigroadtrip
- Harry Lucus, GrapeBrain & Smart City Studio
- John Ruciak, Digital Strategy at DPTI Communications & SA Makers Inc
- Liam Ellul, Program Manager at Microsoft
- Paul Daly, Advisor Entrepreneurship and Innovation at City of Adelaide
- Robert Hart, Principal at Hardhack & Committee, Hackerspace Adelaide
- Shawn Zeppel, Systems Engineer at PACT IT & Committee, Air-Stream Wireless
- Steven Pickles, Chairperson, Hackerspace Adelaide
- Tamsyn Michael, Trainer at WWF & Hackerspace Adelaide founding member
- Tony Dalmeyer, Committee, Air-Stream Wireless
The organisations involved:
Many thanks go to the following organisations who have supported this event:
Air-Stream Wireless Inc. | Australian Network for Art and Technology
City Of Adelaide | Fab Lab Adelaide | GrapeBrain | Hakerspace Adelaide Inc.
Hardhack | IBM | Microsoft | Reallybigroadtrip
SA Makers Inc. | Smart City Studio