The Internet of Things, Arduinos and the “Maker Entrepreneur” PLUS after-program discussion
The Internet of Things, Arduinos
and the “Maker Entrepreneur”
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Tiny sensors that can report conditions back from the field (or to each other and an actuator) and mini cameras with some processing power are making the long-awaited “Internet of Things (IoT)” a reality. Cloud processing systems allow tiny sensors to have a central brain. Cheap sensors and emerging inventor-friendly open source standards like the Arduino processor are dropping the cost of what would have been sophisticated racks of equipment to a few dollars.
Early adopters in the Maker movement have tried thousands of experiments ranging from the life-altering to the absurd. Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter have enabled entrepreneurs to bubble up from the community to see whether there is a market for a networked device without having to raise money the traditional way. Possible applications of a mix of smart use of open-source standards and new technologies range from keeping the elderly in their own homes longer to monitoring wetlands for pollutants. Come to this program to hear from a few of the hundreds of companies springing up everywhere and to see what it takes to launch one yourself! REGISTER TODAY.
Special Post-Program Event: Immediately following the program, the MIT Club of Southern California, in partnership with the Caltech Entrepreneur’s Forum, will hold an informal discussion event about improving K-12 science education and volunteer options. Meet Representatives from local programs run by MIT alumni. There is no additional cost to attend; however registration is required.
Meet representatives from:
Traveling Space Museum
For space planning purposes, please e-mail namesof participants to MIT / CALTECH POST PROGRAM EVENT using the subject “Post Program Event Registration.” (Do not reply to this e-mail as it does not come to our mailbox).
Cofounder, Crashspace and ThingM
Intro to the Arduino Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Founding Partner, Seedhit
Healthcare and the Internet of Things
Learning with Electronics
Co-Founder, Infinity Aerospace
Open Source Science Platforms and Spacecraft
Crowdsourcing Data Collection through Open Source Hardware