IoT Startup Weekend @ Denver

Last week we had the opportunity to sponsor the IoT Startup Weekend in Denver:

As stated in the event’s official page:

Ubidots
Let’s say you’ve wired up your Particle Core with some sensors and you’re able to access that data via the Internet. Awesome. But where does that data go? What does it do? That’s where Ubidots comes in. Ubidots provides the infrastructure to make sense of your sensor data. You can watch your data stream in on a real time dashboard, or trigger actions when the sensor value hits a threshold.
Ubidots will provide high usage accounts for all participants during the event, and the three winning teams will each get free starter plan subscriptions for 1 year.
Thanks to the event’s organizers for counting us in.
Btw, if you’re new to IoT, find the closest IoT or Makers event near you. It’s possibly the best way to get started!

Live Tracking the International Space Station

During last october’s Python Boston User meetup, we put together this simple but fun project. Because this was a software meet up -not a hardware one- my goal was to read some already-available realtime data and make sense of it through the Ubidots service.

Luckily I found this service made possible by Nathan Bergey which updates the ISS position in real-time. By reading its live data we are able to measure the distance between the ISS and Boston, and then post the whole data to Ubidots