IoT HackDay in India
From August to November there is a great Hackathon taking place in 9 metro cities in India. To build, hack future smart cities of India by using the Internet of Things, mobile computing, Big Data and other technologies, hackers and maker in India get together.
It attracted more than 1000 hackers and makers, over 500 ideas and awesome mentors, sponsors and partners with loads of fun and hacking, it’s a wonderful campaign.
LeMaker sponsored 20 pcs Banana Pi to help them to achieve their ideas on smart cities in India.
The majority of people around the world now live in cities for the first time in human history. This rapid urban growth creates big opportunities and challenges. The need to address them is urgent and you can help!
Cities: Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad
Official web: http://iothackday.in/
hack3city in Poland
LeMaker help CodeWeek hack3city in Poland. We sponsored 15 pcs Banana PRO, 5 pcs LN Digital, 5 pcs HUB32IO, 5pcs LN IO and 5 LCD 7” to help local makers to achieve their ideas and construction of intelligent houses and distributed systems sensors. And that's not all. In preparation are further workshops and training.
And thanks Cyryl Sochacki for the great efforts.
Event web: http://hack3city.com/
Solar digital libraries based on Banana Pi in South Pacific
At last several days, 25 sets solar digital libraries based on Banana Pi which LeMaker sponsored started to work in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
The local people said “We turned them off at 10 PM each night and turned them on again at 7:30 AM the next day, and they worked! We sometimes put them in the sun, and sometimes charged them off of our larger solar panel/battery/inverter unit at our house that keeps our satellite phone charged, if we needed a quick fix. But these units are so low power, they just keep going and going and going!”
The rest about 25 sets will be applied in the future in rural areas.
Stay tuned on https://ict4dviewsfromthefield.wordpress.com/