1. The internet of stuff
how the internet of things might change the way
CEO & Co-Founder of Tinker.it!
twitter.com / tinker_it
October 28th 2009
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(look at hardware requirements)
4. The internet of what?
Things surround us and we surround ourselves with
things. Weʼve either chosen them or they have been
chosen for us. They are sometimes described as “smart”,
often and mostly dumb.
5. Half-baked history
1990 - Networked Coke machine - Xerox park
1998 - Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol - The Internet Society
2001 - Smart fridge concept announced by Tesco
2001 - Orange at home- Smart homes
2005 - Shaping Things - Bruce Sterling
2005 - Arduino is born - Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy
2006 - Nabaztag is launched - Violet
2006 - iPod + Nike is launched - Apple
2006 - Everyware - Adam Greenﬁeld
2006 - LIFT - Blogject workshop - Julian Bleecker & Nicolas Nova
2006 - Near ﬁeld interactions workshop, NordiCHI, Oslo
2007 - Whattson - DIY Kyoto
2007 - iPhone is launched - Apple
2007 - Xbee takes off with Making Things Talk - Tom Igoe
2008 - Pachube is out of alpha
2008 - Arduino Ethernet shield is launched
2008 - Nick OʼLeary at IBM gets his Current Cost meter hooked up
2009 - TinkerKit development is announced
2009 - Tom Taylor gets a micro printer to talk Twitter
2009 - Bubblino by Adrian McEwen is a ﬁxture at Uk tech conferences
6. I am my things
Simple consumer reality, but is there more to it?
7. I am my devices
8. Communication through
Keyboards / Touch
My things My devices
10. Devices that know
Nike + iPod
Cheap and easy way
to prototype with technologies
Started in 2005
100 K units sold
12. Decoupled technology
Xbee (wireless protocol from the construction industry)
Wiﬁ / ethernet
13. Stuff that knows and tells
14. I am consuming!
Kill a watt
15. The baby is here!
16. The cat is here
17. I am thirsty
18. I am here
Bubblino from Adrian McEwen
19. New product possibilities
Guardian Twat race
20. Loosely joined
21. Pachube London, UK
How do you switch them off?
How do you tell them to shut up?
How do you lie?
“Nonverbal communication makes it easier to lie without being revealed.”
23. The future is almost there
New investment from telcos
Partnerships with smaller businesses
A decentralised view of technology provision
User-centered / generated solutions
An internet of it all.
24. Thanks! Dank u!