This list may well be interested in this free presentation by Yara Senger
at Skills Matter in London in a couple of weeks.
What:London Java Community:jHome: Using JavaEE and open-source hardware to
automatize your houseWhere:The Skills Matter eXchange,
When:21 Feb 2012 Starts at 18:30
jHome: Using JavaEE and open-source hardware to automatize your house
During this presentation we will be showing how you can use Java EE and
open-source hardware, like Arduino, to automatize your house. Using jHome,
a complete Java EE 6 API for home automation, you can control lamps, wall
sockets, electric gates and doors using Web App and Twitter.
We will not present a product! It's a complete solution that you can do it
yourself with open-source hardware and software and you will have a lot of
fun with Java EE 6 with this different usage context!
This talk will cover:
- Introduction to Home Automation and open-source hardware
- Project jHome
- Servlets controlling lamps
- Controllling RGB with jQuery
- Scheduling coffee-machine with EJB's
- Using sounds and FFT(fast fourier transforming) to control your house
This is a basic talk and useful for any developer professional level.
I'm not sure about "automatizing" anything, and no doubt this will all be
very basic for some here, but of interest I hope.
Registration is now open for the February meeting and details are
below. Also, there is room for a third speaker if anyone would like to
propose a manufacturing related talk. Wouldn't need to be too long,
and could be on any topic, experiences or challenges etc to do with
the manufacturing of open source hardware. If interested drop me a
OSHUG #16 — Manufacturing (Breadboard to Finished Product, Arduino Shield)
On the 23rd February 2012, 18:00 - 20:00 at Centre for Creative
Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG (51.529049,
At the sixteenth OSHUG meeting we will be hearing about first-hand
experiences of taking an open source hardware design from being a
project to a product. With insights into prototyping, some of the
manufacturing options available and the challenges that may be
— From Breadboard to Finished Product
You have a cool project, people are sending you emails asking where
they could get their hands on one and you find yourself googling
"electronics manufacturing"... Should you get yourself a toaster oven
and start a miniature production line in your living room or should
you just outsource it? What challenges await you if you decide to go
down the contract manufacturing route? This talk aims to give the
audience an overview of the electronics manufacturing process, using a
project recently completed by the speaker as a case study.
Omer Kilic is theoretically still a research student at the University
of Kent, although he intends to submit his thesis (which is about a
reconfigurable heterogeneous computing framework) pretty soon. He
likes tiny computers, things that 'just work' and beer. He currently
works for Erlang Solutions in London, exploring the use of Erlang
programming language in the Embedded Systems domain and develops tools
and support material to help the adoption of this technology.
— Arduino Shield: From Design to Manufacturing
The Arduino CAN-Bus shield gives the Arduino CAN-Bus capability. In
this presentation we will learn about the design process from PCB
layout and prototyping, to testing with a simulator and eventually
testing with a real car. And about the perils of using a simulator,
small scale production and outsourcing.
Sukkin Pang is a design engineer and a director at SK Pang Electronics
Ltd. He graduated from the University of Hertfordshire and has over 20
years of industrial experience. He is passionate about open source
hardware and has four Arduino shields published. He used to tinker in
assembler on the Z80, 6502, PIC and AVR, but nowadays he mainly uses C
Note: Please aim to arrive for 18:00 - 18:20 as the talks will start
at 18:30 prompt.