Commercial IoT Workshop (with IBM Bluemix)

Spent the last two days hauling tons of laptops and gateways in a U-Haul truck, that was fun. 40 developers, 40 Moon Island Gateways, 40 Intel Edison and Sensor Kits and an IBM Bluemix workshop, fun times.

Amazon re:Invent 2015: IoT and Mobile Bootcamp

I have been working with the folks at Amazon on a series of workshops and bootcamps over the last six months, was invited to Amazon re:Invent 2015 to represent Intel at the day 1 and 2 bootcamps focusing on IoT and Intel Edison. 75 developers, bluetooth, WiFi, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon SQS and Cognito.

TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2015

Had a great time at TechCrunch Disrupt 2015, tons and tons of talented people, amazing projects and, increasingly, awesome hardware to hack on.

Goodbye IDF 2015

IDF this year was a massive amount of work but well worth the effort.

Intel IDF 2015 Setup

Spent the last two weeks building (in C++, Arduino, Node.js and Python) these lasercut Intel Edison slap boxes to show off how to build an IBM Bluemix MQTT game. Martin Kronberg did amazing work putting this all together and creating the designs. Finally we got it all setup and running here at IDF, a few highlights.

Intel Edison Slap Box game

Dancing spiders

Resin.io releases official Intel Edison support

Publish to IBM Bluemix via Mosquitto from Intel Edison

Here is how to publish to IBM Bluemix via ‘mosquitto_pub’ (comes already installed on Intel Edison).


$ mosquitto_pub -h 'your_org.messaging.internetofthings.ibmcloud.com' 
-i 'd:your_org:your_type:your_mac' -m '{"d":{"Volts":5}}' 
-t 'iot-2/evt/status/fmt/json' -q 1 -p 1883 
-u 'use-token-auth' -P 'YOUR_TOKEN_HERE'

These are the required inputs, replace the variable bits with your own authentication info:
-i client_id aka d:[YOUR_ORG]:[YOUR_TYPE]:[YOUR_MAC]
-h host [YOUR_ORG].messaging.internetofthings.ibmcloud.com
-t topic iot-2/evt/status/fmt/json
-q quality 1
-m value e.g. ‘{“d”:{“Volts”:5}}’
-p port 1883
-u username use-token-auth
-P password ‘YOUR_TOKEN’