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Turning a toy robot into an IoT device with Eclipse technologies

The Rapiro is a nice open-hardware robot, controlled by an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi.

Earlier this week, I decided that he’d be nice if I could run Eclipse Orion directly on the robot, allowing me to write an app that would bridge the Rapiro to the Internet (there’s a WiFi dongle attached to the RaspberryPi so the robot does have Internet access), using MQTT.

I wrote about my experience in this blog post at Element14, so check it out! If you’re more interested in the final result, you may just want to check out the video below 🙂

Oh, and when I say it’s open-hardware, it really is: the 3D models of all the part of the robot are now on Thingiverse, so you are actually free to 3D-print your own version of the robot!

Upcoming M2M webinars series

Did you register for the upcoming M2M (Machine-to-Machine) webinars series?

In the next few weeks there will be four webinars to give you not only a general introduction to what Machine-to-Machine is, but also highlight how actors of the Eclipse community are working on addressing the challenges associated with M2M technologies.
The M2M initiative at Eclipse is at the crossroads of complex industrial use cases, bleeding-edge technologies, and opportunities to get people from the DIY/Maker movement on-board, opening the door to even more innovation and yet to be invented solutions!

There really are very cool technologies being developed at the moment: on the protocol front we provide client libraries and simulators for protocols such as OMA-DM and MQTT, tools include a complete environment to develop Lua applications, and in the next couple months the Mihini project will deliver a full-blown embedded framework for M2M that will make it very easy to connect any Linux-capable device to the Internet of Things.

The first webinar is tomorrow, Thursday 13th, and will give you more insight on what M2M is, and what are the projects at Eclipse that already allow you to develop M2M solutions! Register now!

 

Did you register for the upcoming M2M (Machine-to-Machine) webinars series?

In the next few weeks there will be four webinars to give you not only a general introduction to what Machine-to-Machine is, but also highlight how actors of the Eclipse community are working on addressing the challenges associated with M2M technologies.
The M2M initiative at Eclipse is at the crossroads of complex industrial use cases, bleeding-edge technologies, and opportunities to get people from the DIY/Maker movement on-board, opening the door to even more innovation and yet to be invented solutions.

There really are very cool technologies being developed at the moment: on the protocol front we provide client libraries and simulators for protocols such as OMA-DM and MQTT, tools include a complete environment to develop Lua applications, and in the next couple months the Mihini project will deliver a full-blown embedded framework for M2M that will make it very easy to connect any Linux-capable device to the Internet of Things.

The first webinar is tomorrow, Thursday 13th, and will give you more insight on what M2M is, and what are the projects at Eclipse that already allow you to develop M2M solutions. Register now!