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Winners at The Big Chip Awards for IOT impact!

We're thrilled to be part of the 'Things North' collaboration and to be sharing plans, ideas and aspirations with others, which include projects launched in Manchester, Calderdale, Leeds, Bradford and Liverpool.

Last week's award recognised the impact of our activities across the region, with one judge's comment as:

"Things North deserve recognition for making the first positive inroads into facilitating the IoT project by joining the globally growing LoRaWAN network and by fostering the regional growth of the network."

Further details here.

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Smart Weather Station project

A community workshop at the June Hull Raspberry Jam event, hosted at Central Library, saw our new smart weather station project launched.


The project was based on Raspberry Pi technology with an Enviro pHat from Pimoroni to collect data and share through the dashboard.

More details about the activities, data collection and aspirations on the following podcast.

Photography and podcast by Jerome Whittingham


As Blade left Queen Victoria Square last Sunday, to return to the Siemens plant at Alexandra Dock, it carried with it a couple of projects from Connected Hull. And ones that have digitised this City of Culture project through the Things Network in Hull.

In essence that was a sensor node and a Raspberry Pi with a camera module attached, but in reality a whole lot more.

We're grateful to the team at Siemens in Hull, who offered STEM learning opportunities through Blade and a chance for the Hull Raspberry Jam community to collaborate on their 'super secret project' with Hull Central Library.

Talking about working with young people in Hull through the Children's University, Chris Sarel, Group Lead, Siemens said, “Showcasing Blade is easy for those that work at Siemens. We are so proud of what we produce and so passionate about the process....Activities such as this give local kids an insight in to what could well be a career for them in years to come. As a Hull lad born and bred, I'm proud to be a part of this special year and to witness the growing confidence and belief in our city.“

A huge team effort at the Raspberry Jam, on Saturday 18th February, resulted in this timelapse showing 2,383 images taken on the journey back to Alexandra Dock.

The sensor node collected temperature, vibration and GPS data and sent it to The Things Network via a gateway in Hull city centre. That data is now shared on this site and further projects will follow on a similar data theme. Next will be a 'STEM in the Desert' project and more innovations with temperature and environmental data.

Header image used: © Copyright Bernard Sharp and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Image above: courtesy of Siemens

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