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IoT Playground

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This page is for organizing the Eclipse IoT Playground at EclipseCon Europe 2014. (See the IoT page on the ECE website here.)

We are currently tracking progress with this Google doc.

Organization Proposals

Eurotech: Shoot-a-Pi

  1. DAY 1 - Create your target device by wiring sensors and leds to the GPIOs of the Raspberry PI.
  2. DAY 2 - Create your embedded application via Kura 1.0 for Eclipse to remote control your target device.
    • Count shots reported by the bluetooth laser gun.
    • Detect when the laser gun hits the target reading the light sensor.
    • Drive the leds using GPIOs when the laser gun hits the target.
    • Publish the number of shots and hits to the cloud via MQTT.
    • Build a Web-based shooting dashboard by reading shots information from the MQTT broker with web sockets
    • Be creative and expand on the above scenario with a buzzer and other goodies.
  3. DAY 3 - Play the match and Win your Prize !

OSGi: Demos with Pis
Note: Susan asked to keep the details confidential for now.
Question: do participants need their own 16GB SD card?

Bredex: Eclipse Techology Stack

We would like to demo an Eclipse Technology Stack using Jubula, SmartHome (actually openHAB), Mosquitto, Paho, some Eclipse runtime stuff and Lego Mindstorm (which is sadly not an Eclipse project) running on a bunch of computers including Raspberry Pi. We will have some sort of challenge (TBD) where we would give away a Mindstorm NXT to the winner(s). We would have the 2 students who did this as part of their bachelor thesis demo the stack and help interested attendees with the challenge.

MicroEJ: Embedded Java Platforms Ready for MCU-based Mass Market IoT Devices

Note: this needs a catchier title

In this session, all attendees (up to 150) will get a free hardware starter kit to manipulate MicroEJ. MicroEJ is a deep-embedded-Android : an embedded RTOS + a standard embedded Java Virtual Machine + embedded stacks (communication to peripherals). Although it provides a full standard embedded Java execution environment, the "main" difference with Android is its footprint, which starts at 30Kbytes of flash (program memory) and few Kbytes of RAM. Providing an execution-in-place architecture (no code copy) and a C/asm plug to Java-wrap any C libraries (ELF), optional application life cycle, it makes Java programming available for all microcontrollers (MCU), such as Renesas's RX/RZ family, STMicroelectronics’s STM32 family, Freescale's Kinetis family, NXP's LPC family ... which are at the heart of all smart and IoT devices around us, in industries such as Consumer, Industrial, White Goods, Metering, Health Care, Home Appliances, Automotive, Networks, Modeling, ...

In this session, we will demonstrate (and show on real devices) how proven Java application design strategies (Object Oriented Programming, RAM optimizing with GC) can apply to design-to-cost embedded electronic systems, to sustain efficient design processes for embedded systems in order to meet fast time-to-market and to provide the Java engineering community with new opportunities to design software for such systems. We will explore for 1$ to 5$ chips : (1) regular Java application programming (2) Java-C synergies with underlying Operating System; (3) Graphical User Interface design with MicroEJ MicroUI/MWT Java solution; (4) OSGi Service Oriented Application.

Bitreactive: Create Eclipse IoT Apps form Building Blocks

Anne Nevin
Sponsor Booth 9 - small booth at top of stairs

We want to set up a programming corner on the IoT playground where visitors can see how we build a set of IoT applications in the Eclipse plug-in Reactive Blocks. Visitors are also able to build their own IoT applications and run them on a computer or a Raspberry Pi.

Engaging, creative and fun: Visitors can come to our table to get hands-on experience with Reactive Blocks connecting different Eclipse IoT technologies including MQTT, Kura and Coap. With a step-by-step tutorial they will be able to build their first complete IoT application for Raspberry Pi in just about 10 minutes. From then on, they can change and extend it.

Requirement from visitors: Visitors need to bring their own laptop with Eclipse installed. The applications built can run on Raspberry Pis. We expect that some visitors have their own Pis, but we'll have a reasonable number of Ps available that participants can borrow. We'll also provide an application example that runs directly on a laptop.

Hardware from Bitreactive: We will bring with us a selection of necessary hardware like sensors and actuators that visitors can borrow and hook up to their Pi.

Modifiable example applications made with Reactive Blocks: We will bring a selection of different IoT applications made with Reactive Blocks. Developers can download these systems, modify, build and deploy on their own device. The application will incorporate much of the technology developed in the Eclipse IoT projects. Visitors can learn how to use MQTT, connect hardware to Modbus and GPIO, speak Coap, make it remotely manageable with Kura, and provice it as an OSGi bundle.

IBH Systems

Jürgen Rose

As a supplement to this talk -- -- the plan is to give a little bit of introduction to our demonstrator and let the other participants modify it so they get an easy start with each of the projects (4DIAC, eTrice, EclipseSCADA).

QIVICON (powered by Telekom)

Sponsor Booth 1 -- large booth nearest hallway to Silchersaal
Sascha Wolter or Frank Zimmer,

We provide a gateway which is based on Eclipse SmartHome. Based on ESM we prepare a few bindings for e.g. Sonos and Philips Hue. Via MQTT messages developer can connect and use via the gateway the different devices. We prepare a simple message documentation. And we will produce a roll-up to be placed at the "playground" at a prominent and visible spot. Furthermore, we are committed to support the playground due to our developers and Evangelist on occasion.

The event organizer agrees to inform and send attendees to the Deutsche Telekom booth for further details and support. Note: we will "inform and send" via the description on the web page.

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