Internet of Things, Open Technologies and Startups

Internet of Things is not a new "technology". It is not a descriptive phrase of a new category of software or hardware. Internet of Things is an ecosystem and a new way to interact with technology. One that will soon disrupt our way of living and the very notion of experiencing "things" around us. At [...]

By |2017-05-09T18:05:06+00:00December 6th, 2016|EN, Workshop|Comments Off on Internet of Things, Open Technologies and Startups

Revealing synergies around Sarantaporo.gr Community Network

Since 2013 I have been involved in Sarantaporo.gr Community Broadband Network, an initiative of local inhabitants from Sarantaporo village. The village is located in Elassona, central Greece, neighboring mountain Olympus. Olympus mountain view from Sarantaporo, Elassona - sarantaporo.gr Starting as a small initiative in 2010 by a group of friends who wished to provide their [...]

By |2017-05-09T15:58:20+00:00December 6th, 2016|Communities, Community Network, EN|Comments Off on Revealing synergies around Sarantaporo.gr Community Network

Improving weather forecast in Olympus mountain

Sarantaporo is a small village of approximately 700 inhabitants situated opposite the Olympus mountain, in Elassona municipality, central Greece. Apart from being located in a legendary area, home to the twelve ancient Greek gods, Sarantaporo village is also known for its Community Broadband Network (CBN), Sarantaporo.gr, developed since 2010 by a group of local people. [...]

By |2017-05-09T16:59:14+00:00July 4th, 2016|Agriculture, Communities, EN|Comments Off on Improving weather forecast in Olympus mountain

Athens IoT Meetup #4

On April 15, 2016 the 4th Athens IoT Meetup was organized by Ex Machina and Resin.io at Innovathens, Technopolis. What made this a special event, was the presence of many leading international IoT drivers, such as the Eclipse Foundation and the well-known IoT sensors designer and manufacturer Libelium. Ex Machina is making use of Eclipse [...]

By |2017-05-09T16:55:40+00:00April 16th, 2016|EN, Events|Comments Off on Athens IoT Meetup #4

Greece’s first LoRaWAN – TTN gateway is alive and kicking

For the last few weeks we have been experimenting with LoRaWAN hardware. We have setup some temporary gateways here and there going around in Athens (wardriving) checking the LoRa signal strength and range advantages. At the same time we are building our own low cost, outdoor, power over ethernet LoRaWAN gateways for TTN-Athens which is [...]

By |2017-05-09T17:19:24+00:00April 1st, 2016|EN|Comments Off on Greece’s first LoRaWAN – TTN gateway is alive and kicking

OTA Ex Machina

As a DIY enthusiast but also as an IoT startup founder and lead developer, I am often worried that a small firmware bug will make one of our systems collapse. Therefore I’m always looking for better approaches to perform over the air firmware upgrades after the “product has shipped” such as LWM2M, Eclipse Leshan, Wakaama [...]

By |2017-05-09T17:27:36+00:00February 3rd, 2016|EN|Comments Off on OTA Ex Machina

1st prize at The Digital Gate

Weather Ex Machina is the 1st prize winner project for “The Digital Gate” Athens International Airport competition, which combines air pollution/weather monitoring with improved forecast for agriculture and other professionals near the area of the airport. Our proposed solution for weather / air pollution monitoring is complimentary to the existing infrastructure of the AIA, it constitutes of [...]

By |2017-05-10T15:01:46+00:00December 1st, 2015|EN, Projects|Comments Off on 1st prize at The Digital Gate

1st prize at Crowdhackathon #Transport

In 18-19 July 2015 the Crowdhackathon #transport took place at Innovathens, Technopolis. Manolis Nikiforakis, Stratos Theodorou and Vassilis Chryssos of Ex Machina participated and created the Transport ex Machina service, during the two days of the contest. This project won the first prize in the hackathon, among 25 teams and 130 developers who participated. Our proposed [...]

By |2017-05-09T18:05:47+00:00July 20th, 2015|EN, Events, Prize|Comments Off on 1st prize at Crowdhackathon #Transport