NodeBots and NodeBlu and an HTML5 Egg - IDF14 Makerspace

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this fall several IoT themed demos will be featured in the 3rd floor Showcase at Moscone West.




Nodebots guru Rick Waldron is planning to demo his autonomous rover, programmed with Johnny-Five + Galileo-IO on a Galileo Gen 2 board. I've been stalking his twitter feed @rwaldron and his blogs at but I guess we will all have to wait for the show to see the finished item


Octoblu Developers Chris Matthieu and Moheeb Zara will be on hand to show off their NodeBlu project, and their Meshblu toolset. This cloud based IoT system reduces the complexity of getting various vendors solutions talking to one another, by mediating the connections between devices, allowing you to link devices across protocols and platforms to let them communicate. Based on the open source Skynet.IM machine to machine messaging system this promises to be a fun interactive demo. At IoT meetups in Phoenix and Seattle I've seen Brainwave Control of a Philips Hue* lightbulb, and demos of a voice controlled Local Motors Rally car.


Barry Solomon will be showcasing The Egg, a personal website that fits in your pocket. The Egg lets you share your content without losing control of it to a cloud company. You can do this because your content, as well as your personal website (each Egg comes with a personalized URL from which you and others can access it), are contained completely within the device. The Egg is, in fact, a Linux*-based (Tizen) device with a complete LAMP stack, so Barry is interested in meeting and inspiring developers to create Web apps that could be deployed on The Egg using the Intel® XDK toolset.

The Ultimate Makerspace will be open all three days at IDF and attendees will also have an opportunity to work with on-site instructors to build new ideas on Intel® Galileo boards and Intel® software.  Creators and makers can sign up for discounted passes at



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Ian Devlin's picture

How did I miss the HTML5 Egg whilst I was at IDF?

Where can we find out more about the egg?

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