Don’t expect to be fed with enterprise architect models and 5 letter acronyms. Now we need to get down to business. I’ve been in the connected devices area since I built a Lego robot in 1988 sorting geometrical figures. So join me on a interesting tour. Perhaps you would end up with a new business in your mind.
Why should you be there?
There is so much happening in the extremely hyped area called Internet of Things. coming to this workshop you will gain knowledge of the main trends, we will look at some of the amazing startups and we will then dive into the pond of business models.
Finding the technology is one thing, making a business model to accompany it, is another ballgame. How about sustainability and humanitarian goals are they part of your business model?
In three work passes we will make way through the different models around today and together explore the possibilities. In the last session we will elaborate on the energy efficiency area and solve one of the worlds most complex problem. ”Why isn’t there any good energy efficiency services in appstore?”
Today I started the amazing Intel Edison board to try and use the XMPP-IoT tools to connect it securely over internet and it worked like a charm.
inittial setup and configuring for wifi was done with the instructions from Intel, i used the mac version. It didn’t take long to get i hooked upp to wifi. Activate a password on root for it to enable remote ssh
I am using a fork from the python SleekXMPP package. Just wget the SleekXMPP package with the XMPP-IoT extensions from my Github. Python 2.7.3 is already on the machine. The GPIO package ”mraa” for python is also installed from the beginning very handy.
Go down in the example katalog and start the python Edison example with your xmpp account.
python IoT_GPIODevice_Edison.py -j firstname.lastname@example.org -p password -n test_device
should look something like this
Now direct your browser to https://conversejs.org/# login with the other xmpp user you created. email@example.com. Then choose to add a contact and provide the first account it should just accept and you can start chat with the device. use ”hi”, ”toggle” ”relay=true” and ”?”
If you have a RELAY and a PIR sensor wire them up to the board use GPIO pin 13 for the relay and GPIO 8 for the PIR you can see the PIR sensor changing
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The journal logs keep filling up so I changed the journaling.conf
to restart a clean image but I failed totally the reflashed edison keeps all settings
Swedens largest newspaper Dagens Nyheter just revealed severe security breaches on buildings in Sweden not only apartment buildings but also police offices and other important builings have their systems open to internet.
The problem is that the building automation equipment is more and more sophisticated and unskilled personnel in combination with por design makes it hard to enforce any security.
End users need access to the washing booking systems o you open a web port on the firewall.
Operators need access to a ventilation unit.
Installers don’t know where to put the passwords so they leave the default ones.
In an average building today it is only a poorly configured internet modem/firewall that keeps the systems from being accessed from internet. And when several holes are drilled in it to gain access it is easy to gain access and control many of the systems.
I was invited to the EU project PLEEC to talk in Copenhagen on the Building green fair The program from the PLEEC projekt I spoke on the subject ”Technology driven energy efficiency are innovations the solution” There were some 40 persons present at the conference and the exhibition
The energy landscape is changing rapidly and we are demanding instant access to energy everywhere. IoT is needed in endpoints not only to measure for payment but also to interact with the grid managing peak loads.
I was thrilled to see the first formula E electric racing. This is reallay a fantastic trend! The evolution of electrical motors killing the old oil based ones. With clean renewables we will get everything over to electric.
We also see changes in motorcross and motorcycles my son is longing for this