Intel OTIS Robot Build With ┬áPololu Robotics Parts Part 1: Mechanical     Overview When we first saw the Intel Euclid Development Kit at Maker Faire Bay Area this summer, we were pretty intrigued. The unit combines optical and depth cameras, with an IMU, and a quad-core CPU to create an all-in-one ROS-fuelled robot vision […]

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Thor Robot Build Nexus Summer 2017 unofficially became the “summer of robot” for both the IoT Design Shop and our parent co, Finger Food. Every time we turned around, it seemed like there was another example of automation, robots in education, and of particular interest, robots in Industry 4.0. Our minds immediately went to our […]

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Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2017   Since our inception, the IoT Design Shop has sponsored the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire held every June in the PNE Forum in Vancouver BC. We believe strongly in the mission of the Maker Faire movement, and have been extremely excited to be a part of our local maker community. […]

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Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 Our entire IoT Design Shop team was extremely fortunate to attend Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 courtesy of Microsoft, Arduino, Adafruit, and Hackster.io after we won Best Project – USA in the World’s Largest Arduino Maker Challenge with our FizViz project. It was the first time for all of our […]

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FizViz – Physical Visualization Nexus FizViz began life as a “concept” project when we decided to enter the World’s Largest Arduino Maker Challenge, an event sponsored by Arduino, Microsoft, and Hackster.io. The original goal was to make it possible for a wider group of people to have access to analytics data, and to make really […]

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SIGNUL: The World’s First Personal Beacon System     Nexus Experiments with Bluetooth Low Energy were prominent amongst our very first projects at the IoT Design Shop. In particular, a relatively revolutionary device called the “TI Sensor Tag” opened the door for all kinds of interesting experiments and sensor projects. This small unit, released by […]

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ConnectionMaker – Indoor Location System   Nexus   Bluetooth Low Energy proximity and location was one of our early areas of research at the IoT Design Shop. We did a number of experiments with signal strength, filtering, and estimation of distance based on tuned Bluetooth LE beacons that we developed in house. Although we determined […]

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