Internet of Things

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Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.

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Google Home

Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own Google, always ready to help. Just start with, "Ok Google".

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LIFX Light Bulb

LIFX is a smart lightbulb that uses Wi-Fi to create the perfect light for you at any moment. A simple-to-use app allows you to fine tune your lighting experience; control a single light or your entire home and enjoy warm and cool sunlight shades.

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TP Link Smart Plug

The HS110 Smart Wi-Fi Plug comes with energy monitoring, allowing you to monitor real-time and historical power consumption for your connected electronics through the Kasa App.

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Awair - Air Sensing

Awair tracks the 5 key factors of air quality: Dust, Chemicals (VOCs), CO2, Humidity, and Temperature. These elements can impact your health and comfort in many ways, including respiratory health, sleep, focus, mood, and immunity. You can use Awair’s preference modes to sleep better, control your allergies, increase productivity, or improve your general health.

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Flower Power Sensor

Parrot Flower Power is a sensor that can be 'planted' close to a plant, indoors or outdoors, in a pot or in open ground. It precisely measures, in real time, the parameters that are crucial for the growth and good health of plants: soil moisture, fertilizer, ambient temperature, and light intensity.

About IOT

Description

The Internet of Things is the concept of taking everyday objects and interconnecting them via bluetooth or wifi. Devices we use everyday like cellphones, wearables, light bulbs, thermostats, and many other objects are all part of the Internet of Things. These devices are becoming very popular among consumers for their convenience. Companies are also beginning to leverage the data collected from these devices to make better business decisions. More devices are connecting everyday and it is estimated that by 2020 we will see 26 Billion connected devices.

Equipment Reservation

Reservation Process

When equipment is required for extended periods of time in the Innovation Space and Research Lab it must be signed out. Equipment cannot leave the department. You can fill out the form but you must also leave your Student ID with the Lab Specialist.

Equipment Reservation Form

Tech Kits

Tech Kits are part of the walk-in service provided by OPIM Innovate. There are three levels of difficulty meant for different users and their experience with the different technologies. Many of the Tech Kits build off each other as you progress.

Beginner

Build an Alexa Skill

Length: 30 - 60 Minutes

Description: Amazon Alexa is Amazon’s voice controlled assistant. Alexa can act as the focal point for a wide variety of IoT devices. Become an Amazon Alexa developer in less than 30 minutes. Learn the process of joining Amazon Web Services and developing an Alexa “Skill” that you can interact with.

Intermediate

Using IoT

Length: 30 - 60 Minutes

Description: The Internet of Things is a broad term that describes the interconnection of everyday objects through a network. IoT devices come in a variety of different forms including wearable technology, smart home technology, and sensors. This tech kit will walk the user through sample technology on display in the Gladstein Laboratory as well as help you develop of some of your own IoT services using the IFTTT platform.

Advanced

IoT Through Splunk

Length: 30 - 60 Minutes

Description: There are a lot of benefits of using IoT devices. One of those benefits is having the ability to collect new types of data that we have never seen before. IoT data can provide meaningful insights to a variety of different businesses. However, the data collected can often be just as unique as each individually device. Splunk provides a platform in which machine data can be easily collected, stored, and interpreted. This tutorial walks the user through analyzing IoT data with the Splunk analytics platform.

Projects

Sample Project 1

A team of students set up our Research Lab to be controlled by Amazon Echo and Google Home. We have smart lights and powerstrips connected that can be monitored and voice controlled.

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Sample Project 2

Utilizing the Awair Air Monitor we are able to sense the quality and components of air in a room and have it send alerts and recommendations to a smart application.

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