OpenWRT summit 2015, Dublin recap

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OpenWRT summit 2015 was in Dublin on 8 October right after ELCE so we took the chance to stay one more day and participate, this was right decision.

OpenWRT summit was organized by Prpl Foundation, the event is the first one to get together all OpenWRT developers and it become very interested event .

Few talks took my attention:

1. Adding new SoC to OpenWrt presented by Hauke Mehrtens
Hauke went through what you should consider when add new SoC to OpenWRT. It was brief without complex and boring stuff.

2.Project Turris – open router with OpenWrt presented by Bedrich Kosata
This was one of most interesting lecture at least for me as it talks for project Turris – build of completely open source hardware router for traffic monitoring and DDoS prevention.

3. Securing the Internet of (broken) Things present by Cesare Garlati
Now this was scary thing and show how the aim to connect everything to Internet without proper security measures could be dangerous. Showing how people can take over control on your car which is connected to Internet, or how they can change the volume of medicine which go in your veins by manipulating your internet connected medical pump – stuff which could kill people!

4. Introducing the sunxi target – Your next IoT gadget presented by Zoltan Herpai the Allwinner SoC maintainer in OpenWRT.

Let’s hope Prpl Foundation or OpenWRT people will set page and put the slides online, many people will be interested!

SoftUniConf 2015

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SoftUni Conf 2015 – October 30th to November 1st is technology event for programming and IT technologies. At same time it’s team building event for the students in the Software University.

Two days with lectures and events – the program is at SoftUni Conf site.

Although software even there will be few talks for Hardware too and in Sunday from 13.10 will be our lecture there for “Wearable electronics”.

We will discuss the problems and development of wearable hardware which to run 24/7 and to monitor and log human activities like movements, temperature, pulse, muscle tonus, brain activity etc. which to be analyzed later.

OpenWrt Summit 2015 will be in Dublin, Ireland on October 8th

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This year LinuxCon Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe will be in Dublin, Ireland from October 5th to October 7th.

Olimex is bronze sponsor to ELCE for second year.

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What we learn is that this year after LinuxCon/ELCE in the same place on October 8th will be FREE to attend OpenWrt Summit which is sponsored by Prpl Foundation.

You can learn more details here.

SoftUni Conf June 2015, Borovetz

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The already traditional SoftUni Conf this year was in Borovetz last weekend.

Olimex was invited to speak for ESP8266 and we presented there our latest development the IoT Firmware.

We demonstrated how easy is to work with ESP8266-EVB and other modules like relays, temperature sensors, GAS sensors, RGB displays, RGB Leds, etc controlling everything by HTML and JavaScript without any electronics background nor low level programming.

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here is code snip which will switch the ESP8266-EVB relay ON, just make web page containing this code:

// Connect to ESP8266-EVB events entry point 
var socket = new WebSocket('ws://192.168.4.1/events');

// Send authentication message
socket.onopen = function () {
    this.send(
        JSON.stringify(
            {
                User: 'olimex',
                Password: 'olimex'
            }
        )
    );

// Switch relay on ESP8266-EVB
    setTimeout(
        function () {
            socket.send(
                JSON.stringify(
                    {
                        URL: '/relay',
                        Method: 'POST',
                        Data: { Relay:1 }
                    }
                )
            );
        },
        500
    );
}



We will speak more about ESP8266-EVB IoT Firmware on TuxCon  which is 11th of July in Plovdiv and there will be Hackathon on 12th of July for people who want to hack with it.


	

We are at Embedded World H5-157 next week! Meet you there!

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Embedded World – the biggest embedded technology event in Europe in next week. We are exhibiting in Hall 5 Booth H5-157.

You are welcome to pass our booth and see latest developments with ESP8266, RK3188, AM3352, and our other OLinuXino boards as well!