IoT Lab @ Dreamforce 2013 -- Things To Do in the #DevZoneLab
Things To Do in the #DevZoneLab
Dreamforce 2013 – November 18-21, San Francisco
Connected Device Lab ~ Moscone West, 2nd Floor
Reid Carlberg, Salesforce.com, Director – Evangelism
Last update: 30 Jan 2014 (a)
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This Deck Covers
• Top 5 Things To Do In The Lab
• Dev Zone Lab Overview, Including
Equipment Checkout Procedures
• Partner Activity Review
• DIY Electronics Inventory Listing
• See also: Every Internet of Things Thing at Dreamforce 2013
The Connected Device Lab is the place to
meet the companies and experience the
technologies driving the Internet of Things
Top 5 Things To Do in the Lab
1. Visit our great partners & learn something new.
2. Attend a workshop and get a new skill through hands on
3. Checkout a Makey Makey or a Roominate Wired Dollhouse
and learn how to inspire the next generation of makers.
4. Build a Wild Thumper Robot or Hack a Hue and wreak
havoc. (But only a little.)
5. Attend an Open Lab and build something the world has
Hardware: ARM, Arduino, IVM,
ConnectSense, Global Cache, Type A
Solutions: Xively, Etherios, 2lemetry,
ThingWorx, Devicify, Axeda, Libelium,
Electric Imp, The Hybrid Group
Yes! Registered Conference Attendees
Can Checkout Equipment
Space is limited, but you can check out some lab equipment
for use outside the #DevZoneLab. Here’s how:
1. Decide what you want to checkout. You can choose Arduino Explorer Kit, Raspberry Pi Explorer
Kit, Flora GPS Kit, Flora Sensor Kit, Leap Motion Controller, MakeyMakey, BoeBot, or a Roominate
DIY Dollhouse or a Ninja Block Starter Kit.
2. The attendant will scan your badge and make a note of what you checked out on your Chatter
feed. YOU MUST ALSO LEAVE A DRIVER’S LICENSE.
3. You can keep it for 2 hours. Take pictures of what you do and post to #DevZoneLab or Chatter.
You could win a visit to The #DevZoneLab Prize Machine!!
4. Return everything ready for the next user. The attendant will check it in and mark your profile as
5. We have limited quantities of everything & unfortunately cannot let you take your creations home.
Sorry!! Open to regular conference attendees only.
Visit The #DevZoneLab Prize Machine
Tweet pictures of your awesome creations
using the tag #DevZoneLab and you could
win some great prizes!
Come learn about ARM’s cloudbased MBED developer
environment where you can
connect ARM NXP Cortex-M3
devices to Heroku cloud service
or even use ARM NXP CortexM0 processors to play
Connect any device
•Open-source libraries and tutorials for Arduino,
IMP, Raspberry Pi and more
Monitor and control through the web
•Send and receive data, manage remote devices,
store time-series data from the Xively dashboard
Build your own displays and controls
make webpages and interfaces of your own
Own your data
•Easy APIs let you import and export data, manage devices
and more in any language, to tie in with any external service
Learn from the M2M experts about the hardware, software and professional
services you need to create enterprise-grade connected device solutions
Also from Etherios: XBee™ Wi-Fi Cloud Kit
This kit contains an XBee Wi-Fi module; a
development board with a variety of
sensors and actuators; a variety of loose
electronic prototyping parts for making
circuits of your own; and cables,
accessories and everything needed to
connect to the web using Device Cloud by
Cloud Kit Product Page on Digi.com
XBee Wi-Fi Examples Site
ThingWorx is the first Application Platform designed
specifically for the Internet of Things
Develop Applications 10X Faster
• End-to-end Application Modeling Environment
• Codeless Mashup Builder
• Event-driven Execution and “3D” Storage
• Search-based Intelligence
• Flexible Device Connectivity Options
• Built-in Integration to Salesforce
ThingWorx – Powering the Connected World™
Home Automation and Business
ConnectSense is the perfect solution for automating
your home or business, allowing you to monitor
everything from your living room to your server room.
Simple yet powerful
ConnectSense enables you to monitor your
environment in whatever way you see fit. With our
powerful rules and notifications, you can be sure that
any location – from your data center to greenhouse to
home office – will be safe and protected.
Visit us @ Table 11 #DevZoneLab
• Learn how Devicify lets you design connectivity into your
business AND your product
• Come push our buttons (on our widgets, that is) to see how
easily you can weave your devices into Salesforce
• Find out what an integration-free connected product platform
for Salesforce looks like
• “Code” your product using a standard Salesforce.com UI
Discover Waspmote Plug & Sense and Meshlium Xtreme
Discover Waspmote Plug & Sense, Meshlium Xtreme
and e-Health Sensor Platform
• Connect any sensor (more than 60 sensors
• Using any wireless technology (9 radio
• To any Cloud Platform
The e-Health Sensor Shield allows Arduino and
Raspberry Pi users to perform biometric and
medical applications where body monitoring
is needed by using 10 different sensors
3D Printing 101
Get introduced to Digital Fabrication with Type A Machines!
This session will introduce you to 3D printing concepts,
approaches and materials.
You will learn to design a 3 dimensional object and then print
it on the Next Generation Series 1 3D printer.
Join our 3D Printing 101 group on Chatter and get more
information on the workshop outline.
Once your 3D print is ready we’ll mention you on Chatter and
you will be able to pick it up at out booth #12, DevZone.
Connected Devices Made Simple
Electric Imp is building a core connectivity platform
within the Internet of Things through an innovative
solution that delivers a powerful cloud service tied
closely to leading-edge hardware, making it simple
to connect devices to the Internet.
Our unique WiFi-enabled solution dramatically
decreases cost and time to market and is reliable
and secure, empowering manufacturers and
developers to manage and quickly scale their
connected products and services to millions of
Connecting Things to the Cloud
Got network? Got things? Get control in minutes with Global Caché!
Use the iTach Flex network-enabling smart end-point kit
to connect to your serial, infrared, or relay/contact-closure
devices. Then use a simple REST API to control those devices
from your PC, mobile, or even Salesforce.com!
Are you working in the DevZone on Arduino or another project?
Connect those to the network! Or play with other provided
examples of things you might want to network-enable.
Product:iTach Flex Product Page
Learn:iTach Flex HTTP (REST) API
You'll need: A method to send RESTful HTTP commands to the iTach Flex's URL.
This can be done a variety of ways – curl, web app, etc. An example AJAX web app
template will be provided.
Intro to Hardware Hacking with Arduino
Arduino is an easy to use prototyping
platform designed for artists, hobbyists,
teachers, and students to create interactive
art, automatic cat feeders, robots, dazzling
LED displays, and more. Join Arduino
instructor Michael Shiloh on Tuesday &
Tuesday & Thursday during Open Lab Arduino expert
Michael Shiloh will take a deep dive into advanced
Arduino concepts, including controlling the Arduino via
Wednesday we’ll have a NEST workshop & a Lego
Mindstorms workshop from Brick In The Cloud.
There’s Always Something Cool in the #DevZoneLab
Proceed only at your own risk. You are messing with wires and hardware and other fun
stuff. Be careful. Don’t poke your eye out.
If you smell something burning, unplug whatever you just plugged in. Something is wired
Many items are relatively fragile. Be careful and try not to break anything. Please don’t
spill water or food on anything. Move slowly. Be gentle.
Many items require you to download software. You should do this before you start. It’s
boring waiting around.
We hope you find this lab and these devices useful. However, PLEASE DO NOT take
anything home with you. We have limited quantities.
Makey Makey is the most fun
you can have with 6 Bananas
and a computer. YOU’LL
LOVE IT. #FruitHack
Available for checkout.
Arduino Experimentation Kit
The Arduino is an open source prototyping
board. The experimentation kit is a great
way to get hands on for the very first time. It
has easy to follow instructions & lots to play
with. Includes 10 easy lessons.
Product Page on Adafruit
You’ll need to install the Arduino IDE.
Intermediate project: Build a Wireless
Raspberry Pi Starter Pack
The Raspberry Pi is an education oriented single board computer
which runs Linux and has onboard network connectivity. The
starter pack is a great intro to the Pi and it’s capabilities. Note:
when you start it up, you land at a text prompt in Linux.
Product Page on Adafruit
Connect Using Console Cable (requires Serial Port driver install)
Connect Using SSH (once you know your IP address)
Default Username/Password: pi/raspberry
How to install Node.js, How to update your keyboard layout, How to
free up the serial port so you can use it(ttyAMA0)
Note: if you get stuck, we have two monitors, two keyboards, two
mice and two USB hubs designed for you to log in.
Adafruit FLORA GPS Starter Pack
FLORA is a wearable computing platform from Adafruit. Sew it on,
track your GPS coordinates, make lights blink, etc.
Adafruit Product Page
Learn: Getting Started With FLORA
You’ll need a special version of the Arduino IDE.
Sometimes the wires with alligator clips don’t conduct that well.
You might have a faulty wire. Try another one.
Adafruit FLORA Sensor Pack
Sense colors, direction and motion using this wearable computing
starter kit. Great fun to wire up and blink blink blink.
Adafruit Product Page
Learn: Getting Started With FLORA
You’ll need a special version of the Arduino IDE.
Connect to an Arduino and a motor controller to move
liquids around. Should also work with a Gertboard and Pi.
Careful: please don’t get other equipment wet.
Note that these specify 12V power supply. They work just
fine with the 9V battery packs.
Also, the tubing that’s in place hasn’t been sterilized and
isn’t FDA approved as food safe.
Product Page, Simple Motor Test
TTL Laser Diode Red
Combine with a Photo Cell to build a trip light or
People Counter. Hold in place using a Mounting
Stand. Control using an Arduino.
These are really great. When installing on an Arduino
motor shield, the BROWN wire is closed to the edge,
the Yellow is closed to the pins.
You’ll probably want to calibrate this for
serious work, but this simple sketch will get
you the output.
These are soldered and ready for use on a
Ultrasonic Range Finder
A great way to understand the world around
you. Simplest hook up is 3 wires. Note that
the pins are described on the bottom of the
Product Page, Sample Code
Add to an Arduino to control 4 motors and
two servos. Use with the 6xAA 9v Battery
Pack. Power the Arduino as well by closing
the VIN Jumper.
Product Page, Super Simple Motor Party -- 1
DC Motor, one Servo.
LCD Displays (2 x 16)
Great way to see what’s going on with your
project. The tutorial uses 6 digital pins, no
Product Page on SparkFun, Great tutorial on