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IXDS Pre-Work Talk

December 9, 2014 | By | No Comments

IXDS kindly invited me to give a presentation as part of their ongoing series IXDS Pre-Work Talks. I focused on the future of IoT and Wearables, and design opportunities in the space. Here are the slides, Once it’s available, I’ll add the video. and the video. (My presentation starts around the 16:00 mark.)

13 Nov

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Meet the Makers! Berlin hardware meet-up with Formlabs, SolidCon and the ThingsCon crew.

November 13, 2014 | By |

Under the ThingsCon umbrella, we’re organizing a quick impromptu meetup for the Berlin hardware scene.

A whole lot of good folks are in town so let’s meet up! Have a chat about your adventures in hardware with Luke of Formlabs, Jon Bruner of O’Reilly SolidCon, the ThingsCon team and Polymer, and give our guests a glimpse into Berlin’s emerging hardware and IoT ecosystem.

Details: Tuesday, 18 Nov Starting 20:00 (8pm) At Betahaus Café (Prinzessinenstr. 19/20, 10969 Berlin)

Kudos to Formlabs, who kindly agreed to buy us drinks.

Spread the word and sign up here!

Cross-posted from the ThingsCon blog.

11 Nov

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New hardware companies from Germany

November 11, 2014 | By |

A quick snapshot of some of the more recently founded hardware and IoT startups. I’m just starting to collect these more formally to make it easier to keep an overview, so this list starts out very small and will grow over time. Please do send me pointers and I’ll try to update this list accordingly.

  • Bragi. Based in Munich. Europe’s most successful Kickstarter campaign. Wireless in-ear headphones for sports that also measure vital signs. bragi.com
  • Basslet. Based in Berlin. An audio-haptic bracelet that transmits bass through the wristbone to give the listener a more intense music listening experience. rescuedideas.com
  • Headwave. Berlin-based. A motorcycle helmet add-on that turns the helmet into a resonance body so the driver can listen to music while driving. headwave.de
  • Kiwi.ki. Berlin-based. Smart lock system for residential buildings. kiwi.ki
  • BeaconInside. Berlin-based. A solar-powered indoor Bluetooth Low Energy beacon for indoor location based services. beaconinside.com
  • Airfy. Beacon & public wifi for small businesses and cafés. airfy.com
  • Polymer. Web platform for hardware makers to connect and collaborate. joinpolymer.com
  • Relayr. IoT dev kit and sensor platform. relayr.io
  • Skysense. Charging pad for commercial drones. Berlin-based. skysense.de
  • TobyRich. Smartphone controlled gadgets and toys. Bremen. tobyrich.com

02 Oct

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ThingsCon 2015: new website!

October 2, 2014 | By |

ThingsCon 2015 website

 

We just relaunched the ThingsCon website to kick off preparations for ThingsCon 2015. Emanuel has once more done a gorgeous job with the design. As of now, the site will be the best way to stay up to date. Early Bird ticket sales are starting, content proposals can be submitted and there’s information for potential sponsors as well.

 

ThingsCon is Europe’s leading conference about the future of hardware, connected devices and the Internet of Things. Berlin, 8/9 May 2015. Learn more at thingscon.com and on Twitter @thingscon.