An Open IoT Stack for Schools: ScienceMakers + Mozilla Science Lab

A session at Mozilla Festival 2015

Saturday 7th November, 2015

12:00pm to 1:00pm (GMT)

The Internet of Things provides a fantastic opportunity for school children to acquire STEM skills while learning more about their immediate environment as well.

But there are a lot of IoT tools out there—so many, in fact, that it’s hard to know where to start.

In this workshop we will look at how to assemble an IoT stack for schools. This includes everything from hardware, and calibration, to data aggregation and coding tools.

The idea of this workshop is to share our knowledge with one another about tools and especially about gaps in the tool chain, from the point of view of parents, teachers and students. Participants will get hands-on experience of an IoT stack, with hardware provided by us. The goal will be to come up with a wish-list and suggestions about how Mozilla Science can help.

The workshop will be part brainstorming, part hack.

We'll start with a presentation of a simple IoT stack / tool chain that we have been using for some of our ScienceMakers projects and Hacks. We’ll be bringing some Arduino boards and sensors along with us for you to try out but you’re encouraged to bring your own.

Then we’ll dive into a group brainstorm session where we share experiences and work on our list of IoT tools and resources. We'll encourage participants to team up on a hack of their own, or simply help us add to the wish list of missing tools, resources and platforms

We’ll be fleshing out more details for the workshop in the run up to MozFest on Etherpad, so check here for updates, or to join the conversation: https://public.etherpad-mozilla....

About the speakers

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Brian Fuchs

Co-Founder and CTO at The Mobile Collective bio from LinkedIn

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Margaret Gold

Director & Co-Founder, the Mobile Collective

My background is in mobile innovation, start-ups, emerging tech, citizen science, & hands-on STEM learning. The Mobile Collective specialises in creative collaboration - working with diverse groups of people to apply mobile & web technologies in innovative ways, and organising & facilitating Hack Days and ThinkCamps. The hats I wear are @citizencyberlab @overtheair @scimakers @mobilecollectiv

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Time 12:00pm1:00pm GMT

Date Sat 7th November 2015



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