Last March 4 and 5, the first IoT Summit in the Philippines showcased the different Internet of Things technology such as the Virtual and Augmented Reality that is getting popular to the young generation, Connected Home devices, 3D printers, Smart Toys, Cloud services and others.
But the highlight of the Summit was the presentation of 11 IoT Projects out of 200 plus Bootcamp participants held last February at ASpace-Palet Express in Makati in partnership with Microsoft, e-Gizmo Mechatronix and Thinklab as the training partner.
Team Biotics with the judges headed by Mr. Monchito Ibrahim (Center) Deputy Officer of DOST-ICTO with (L-R) Karlo Samson of I.T. Journalist Cybrpress, Mark Vernon, Founder of TAG Cash, Teodor Drobcsak from Nokia, Joey Limjap of PLDT, Anderson Tan of Zeenoh Games, Engr. Roma Mercado of e-Gizmo Mechatronix, Paul Pajo, Tech Evangelist of Smart and Chris Misola of Microsoft. Together with the organizers from Redwizard Events Management.
Several projects from the hackathon were part of the exhibit and the highlight of the event including the group demos and judging. Projects that were presented included a pet feeder, posture tracking wearable, bicycle safety (signal light and theft tracking), NFC child tracking, irrigation management, fire alarm system (smoke detectors), pollution detectors, e-waste management, electricity monitoring and metering, motion and sound sensing smart plugs.
Project Bantay of Team Biotics emerged as the Grand winner. It is a simple home/office security system built on motion sensor device that can be manually activated. When triggered, options are 1. Emit an audible and/or visual alarm, 2. Take picture of the area where the event was triggered, and 3. Send SMS/MMS alert to a preconfigured smart phone and/or email the captured picture with tag to a dedicated email account.
A prototype of Project Bantay
This system is also equipped with an NFC/RFID Door lock which is accessed by a tagged NFC key/card.
The esteemed judges headed by Mr. Mon Ibrahim , Deputy Officer of the DOST-ICT, joined by Joey Limjap of PLDT, Teodor Drobcsak from Nokia, Karlo Samson of I.T. Journalists Association of the Philippines , Mark Vernon, Founder of TAG Cash, , Anderson Tan of Zeenoh Games, Engr. Roma Mercado of e-Gizmo Mechatronix, and Paul Pajo, Tech Evangelist of Smart DevNet.
With the success of the first IoT Summit in the Philippines, Elaine Cedillo the head organizer of the event said that they are already looking forward to stage another one next year. “We want to push further to continue to educate the different business and industrial sectors until we reach our goal by 2020 that everything will be connected and build awareness about the convenience brought by this technology” Cedillo added.
The IoT Summit Philippines is in collaboration with DOST-ICTO and supported by Smart Communications, Smart DevNet, PLDT Innolab, MTTagorda Management Consultancy, e-Gizmo Mechatronix, ATI and Microsoft Philippines.
A follow up training on Gizduino board by Thinklab, Redwizard Events Management and EConnext Ideas and Media will be held on April 2, 2016 at the Ayala Technohub in line with the celebration of the International Arduino Day. There will also be exhibits of IoT and Robotic projects and extensive talks from respected speakers and makers about the use of Arduino boards.
So if you missed the IoT Bootcamp last February, you can still learn about IoT and Arduino. There will be an IOT crash course and project building workshop in the afternoon (exclusive for All-access pass holders only).
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