I put together a talk that includes a lab on building a security/home automation system using 11 netduinos communicating over MQTT with a broker located in Windows Azure. The attendees of this talk will walk through the lab and build out various components of a security system.
Here is a video demonstrating the various components of the system.
The source for the project can be found on github:
The Security System website is hosted on a Web Role and it contains all the documentation for the lab.
In December I will be presenting this talk for the Charlotte Alt.Net users group. This talk is less about presenting and more about actually coding up a device that connects to the cloud.
This is not a sit back and watch the speaker meeting. As a participant in this project you will be building the devices that complete a Simulated Home Security system. There will be some basic code that is written for you but for the most part it will be your job to complete the code and make the device functional. The cloud service that connects all the devices via a message bus will already be completed and deployed to Windows Azure for you to use. Your device will publish and subscribe to messages on the bus.
Come out to the event and learn how to connect a Netduino Plus to Windows Azure.
Head on over to the meeting invite and sign up now.
I am excited about presenting on this topic for the Charlotte Alt.Net users group on May 8th in Charlotte. Head on over to the event posting and sign up to attend.
Here are the details about the talk:
The most recent release of Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 (RDS4) has introduced two very exciting concepts that make building robotic applications a reality to all developers: Kinect and Reference Platform Design specification. The Kinect is the hot device that gives a new perspective on sensing your surroundings. RDS 4 fully supports the Kinect and opens up all kinds of opportunities for awesome applications. Do you want skeletal tracking in a robotics application, RDS 4 gives you that. Do you want to perform obstacle avoidance with Kinect's depth sensor, RDS 4 gives you that. Do you want to simulate a Kinect in a virtual environment to test out your high level code, RDS 4 gives you that. The Reference Platform gives vendors a common design specification for building a working robot that includes sensors, motors and low level control. This allows for a developer that has little hardware experience to get up and running fast. In this session I will introduced you to RDS 4 using the Kinect and an Eddie robot.
Eddie Robot http://www.parallax.com/eddie
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio http://www.microsoft.com/robotics/