Intel for the very first time conducted the two-day Intel IoT Roadshow (1st and 2nd August 2015) in Pune with a total of 120 plus participants. The developers came together at the 24 hour hackathon to build IoT enabled solutions. 44 IoT solutions were created using the Intel IoT Developer Kit which includes an Intel Edison Development Board, an Arduino-compatible development board based on Intel Architecture.
Gesture Based Home Automation, a solution that allows you to control and execute various household activities using gestures, walked away with the first prize. The other winning projects included: Smart City Plugin – a solution to digitally monitor the city infrastructure using the cloud, DoorMate – a smart door that can send you alerts and also allows you to trigger action, Brain Inside – a smart helmet to protect motorists, Smart Digital Contracts – a solution to seamlessly transfer value and IOT Aqua – a smart aquarium. The judging panel was a mix of senior media technology editors and senior Intel technology team.
Commenting on the success of the roadshow, Narendra Bhandari – Director, APJ, Intel Software and Services Group – Developer Relations Division said, “We need more designers of systems for Make in India. Young individuals need to be able to use their design, software and hardware integrations skills to create complete systems. This will lead to more innovation for local usages. The Intel IoT Roadshow is specifically structured to help young makers innovate. The Intel IoT roadshow in its 3rd offering in India came to Pune. These hackathons take us another step closer in our efforts to help grow the design and maker community in India and help them build successful products.”
In Bengaluru earlier this year, the Intel IoT Roadshow saw 153 makers come together to create 45 IoT solutions. The winning solution – DriveAlert is designed to prevent accidents by monitoring driver behavior. DriveAlert triggers an alarm if the driver is distracted or falls asleep while driving.
IoT is transforming the world from disconnected, isolated systems to Internet-enabled devices that can network and communicate with each other and the cloud. This provides opportunity for businesses to enhance productivity and efficiency, develop new services and improve real-time decision making. The Intel Edison development platform is designed to lower the barriers to entry for a range of inventors, entrepreneurs, and consumer product designers to rapidly prototype and produce “Internet of Things” (IoT) and wearable computing products.
In 2015, Intel is hosting more than 20 IoT roadshows for developer communities in cities across the US, Europe, South American and Asia. All roadshow participants get an Intel IoT Developer Kit which is a complete hardware and software solution that includes an Intel IOT development board and starter kit including Yocto* Linux* system, Eclipse* and Intel XDK IDE, IoT Cloud Analytics, a set of libraries, and more.