When Sat May 18 2pm — 5pm
Where Purple Classroom
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Hack around with the WebThings Gateway, WebThings Framework, and some Things
Host john lindsay


  • Cost: $3.00
  • Restrictions:
    • Ages 18+

Cancellations for this event must be made before May 18, 2019 — 2:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Mozilla WebThings ( https://iot.mozilla.org/ ) is their foray into the Internet of Things (currently just “Smart Home” https://github.com/mozilla-iot/wiki/wiki/Supported-Hardware ). Mozilla hopes that it will be installed in commercial products. It’s a platform for monitoring and controlling devices over the web, that recently moved out of experimental phase ( https://www.i-programmer.info/news/91-hardware/12721-mozilla-webthings-isnt-an-experiment.html ). The core components are a WebThings Gateway, the WebThings Framework, and a Thing implementing the Web Thing API ( https://iot.mozilla.org/docs/ ).

There will be a LAN setup with a Raspberry Pi running the WebThings framework, a Netatmo Weather Station ( https://www.netatmo.com/en-us/weather/weatherstation (temperature, noise, pressure, humidity, and carbon dioxide sensors)) for an input “Thing”, and a Flic button ( https://flic.io/ (bluetooth connected button trigger)) for an output/control “Thing” shared among attendees to hack on. Some attendees may be more interested in the software side and some may be interested in building a Thing. There are Node.js, Python, Java, Rust, Arduino, MicroPython, and other libraries ( https://iot.mozilla.org/docs/ ).

There is no planned presentation, unless you have something to say about WebThings and other attendees want to listen. Hopefully, you’ll have something to show off or some lessons learned by the end of the session.

Equipment primarily provided by IEEE Dallas Sensor & IoT Chapter ( http://sites.ieee.org/dallas-sensors/ )