Tinker away with Android Things & Philips Hue

The Dutch Android User Group
Thu, Mar 30, 2017, 4:00 PM (CEST)

About this event

On Thursday March 30th we are opening the doors of the Q42 office in The Hague to welcome you to another hands-on Android meetup. This time we'll be tinkering away with Raspberry PI 3's with RainbowHats running Android Things and various Philips Hue lights. We'll have two great talks and plenty of support walking around to get you up-to-speed in no time.

Thanks to Pimoroni we've got 5 RainbowHats to give away for the best teams! If you can't wait to play around with Android Things the RainbowHat buy one here

If you want to be eligible to win a RainbowHat you must team-up (before or during the meetup). Teams consist of 2 to 4 people. You need to bring your own laptop and if possible bring your own RPI 3 with a clean flash of the latest Android Things developer preview image. (If necessary we'll use the give away RainbowHats during this meetup). We'll have plenty of Philips Hue lights and bridges, but again, if you prefer bringing your own hardware feel free to bring them along. The prizes will be given to the best team project demo at the end of the evening.

Agenda (under construction)

16:00 Doors open for the early birds.

Feel free to come in a little early, grab a Raspberry PI 3 running Android Things or Philips Hue bridge and light to get some extra time on your hack project.

17:30 Dinner

18:00 Bootstrapping Philips Hue (Christiaan Hees - Q42)

Christiaan works at Q42 on the Philips Hue platform. He'll give an introduction on how to use the local Hue api to turn on your connected lights with a couple lines of code.

18:20 Bootstrapping Android Things (Dennis Geurts Luminis)

Dennis works as IT Architect at Luminis Arnhem and has worked with on various IoT and Android projects. Keeping an eye on the Brillo and Weave technologies at the time Dennis is now keen on working with Android Things in his hobby and work projects and will help you bootstrap your Android Things project in his talk.

18:40 Project pitching, team-up and start hacking

21:30 Drinks + project demo and prize winner announcements

This meetup is sponsored by Q42


Final info:

If you come by car you can park in Parking Garage Laakhaven near the Q42 office (approximately €4,- per hour before 5:30pm and €8,- for the whole evening, after 5:30pm). The Q42 office is right next to the Den Haag HS train station, so public transportation is a good alternative to paying parking fares.

If you are planning to work with the Rainbowhats tomorrow take a look at this example weatherstation project on Github. It'll give you a good head start to get going quickly.

If you are planning to work with the Philips Hue lights take a look at the getting started page. Note: You need a Philips Hue developer account to be able to view the tools and SDK pages.

Keep an eye out on the discussion on the meetup page. If anything else comes up we will post it as a comment there.

See you tomorrow!

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