[Video] Hardware demos from IoT Hackday

by The TECHdotMN Team


Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 1.06.58 PMMinnesota’s inaugural IoT Hackday came and went last Satruday at Minnetronix HQ in St. Paul Minnesota. Hatched by Justin Grammens and San Francisco resident Varun Bhartia, the event drew a solid 50 participants who formed 12 unique teams that hacked the day away on their own unique ideas, followed by a final show and tell for their respective creation.

“When it comes to early development of new products, getting out of the garage or basement to collaborate with structure is important. Overall we’re very happy with the way it went. The wide range of what was built is phenomenal and I’d say it was a success,” Grammens says of the initiative. “We’ll absolutely do it again!”

HabitAware earned the first place crowd favorite, in second place was IoFeeder and third place went to FidoTracker. Below are the final demos as presented during IoT Hackday:

HabitAware – a wearable for identifying subconscious body movements

IoFeeder – Cloud enabled pet food feeder

FidoTracker – GPS dog monitoring

Abracadabra- a cloud connected garage door opener/building entry interface

Artuitions – RFID family home presence monitor

Framey- private photo sharing frame

Folgles- foldable virtual reality goggles

Electric Monk- An interactive game made of random household kitchen items

PassiveCool- an automated blind adjuster

Navinav- hands free bicycle navigation system

Lumiere/Kids Arduino Project- Change holiday lights around the world