live blogging from BarCamp Cambridge, Laura James14 Jul 2008 in cool, cambridge, blog, network, python, blogging, barcamp, twitter, mac, web, talk
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might get too corporate.
trying to do the internet of things, internet access to small devicesthey are implimetning today, and will be shipping later this year.comes from R&D, but working in a shipping
they are going to ship a home security system, but they are actuallybuilding a platofrmthat can connect anything that does not require full audio and video
using a mesh network that connect to a hub using a 'zigby'output can be things like a lamp that has a color dependant state
the hub runs on linux with python on toprun by xml doc
can do things like tell you what day is bin day
is mains powered with battery backup
plugs in to ethernet
sounds just too cool
connects to a hubserver
they have gprs to connect to the internet if the router goes outtalks to a dialog server and a DB
there is data from loads of sensors in the homegoes to the hub,the hub has a logic enginego to the website and set it up to let you know
can send you a twitter when your doorbell rings
there are two really big trade offssecurity vs usabilityneed to make sure that your home can not get hackedand that your data does not get leaked
e.g. don't want people to have to type in the mac address of every entity inthe network
reliability vs extensabililyt
networ at home is based on zigby, low powered wireless networkopen standards
smallet item is a zigby tile, about 2cm square. range will be about 300mwith one tile.ca n cover a standard home with ome base station.
Q- could you set this up for a wet lab or other lab?