June is about Raspberry Pi, Arduino and the Internet of Things (IoT). What can you do with them? How do they work? Why is it important to understand these technologies? Tonight we will have a series of short(ish) talks across the expanse of these devices and mechanisms.
Rehana works as an e-textiles designer and is specialising in wearable and educational technology. She recently joined BrightSign where her main role involves embedding the hardware onto the glove using smart textiles. In between these roles, she is finishing her undergraduate studies in Psychology, where she is specialising in Applied Psychology.
After an apprenticeship at Dowty Aerospace, Andy completed an electronics degree at Imperial college and got a job in IT. For the last7 years he has been making and repairing in a shed at the bottom of the garden. Andy’s latest project was in response to a competition hosted by Qualcomm who picked Andy as their developer of the month for August.
I have spent 20 or 30 years working with all kinds of computer tech I could get my hands on. From big machines back in the 90s down to little shiny phones you hold in your hand nowadays. Writing iOS since pretty much the first iPhones, my day job is Swift fanatic with a dash of objective C and a side interest in "IoT". I'm currently working at a start up specialising in high tech IoT projects. And Arduino and Pi have been my side interest for ages. Half my flat is connected to one prototype or another.
The Arduino platform is 15 years old. It has shaped a new generation of makers. It has reduced the gap between inaccessible embedded world and wide variety of designers, makers and artists.
The talk will describe a software developer’s point of view on designing Arduino compatible hardware. It will help you to understand what is behind the Arduino and why it is so popular.
We will disassemble it to basic blocks and create a new project – Programmable Infrared Remote Recorder (PIRR). The talk will present challenges, failures and final results from designing your own embedded device.
In my day job I am mostly focused on algorithms, java and concurrency. In my free time I like to explore fascinating world of electronics and embedded systems.
Chris Chabot is Developer Relations & Community lead at resin.io, working with developers to create new and innovative experiences in the IoT, edge computing. During his career Chris has built and led both product and developer teams, working on Amazon Alexa, as Head of International Developer Relations at Twitter and a number of developer-focused leadership roles at Google.