Workshop on Internet of Things Using Raspberry Pi by ThingsMesh

1IoT is the in-thing in today’s technically connected global world of startups and entrepreneurs. Lot of people have already understood the benefits of this and are using this smart way while booming their startup.

In order to make more and more people aware of this technology that helps build connectivity existing network infrastructure, ThingsMesh is organizing a workshop on Internet Of Things. The workshop is a one day event, where things related to IoT using Raspberry Pi will be discussed and the participants will get a chance to work (either individually or in groups) live and implement things learnt during the workshop.

ThingsMesh is an Artificial Intelligence based cloud platform for IOT based applications.


Who can attend the event?

This workshop will be useful for the following set of audience –

  • Students
  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Technologist
  • And anyone who is interested in IoT and electronics

Agenda –

During the workshop, the following topics will be covered –

  • Introduction to Raspberry Pi
  • Python Programming : Basics and Intermediate
  • GPIO Programming
  • Temperature Sensor Interface with Raspberry Pi
  • GUI Design to Interact with Home Appliances
  • MQTT Protocols
  • Mosquitto Broker Installation in Raspberry Pi
  • Intra-network of Things Using Raspberry Pi
  • Thingspeak IOT Cloud
  • Sending and Receiving data to Thingspeak
  • Thingspeak MQTT Broker
  • Adafruit MQTT Broker
  • Control Home Appliances from Anywhere in the world Students, Designers, makers, Engineers, Technologists, Entrepreneurs, Hobbyists and Anyone with an interest in electronics and wants to learn should come along!Students, Designers, makers, Engineers, Technologists, Entrepreneurs, Hobbyists and Anyone with an interest in electronics and wants to learn should come along!

Every participant will get all the kits during the training which they have to return back at the time of completion of the workshop. If anyone wants to buy the complete kit they can purchase it there.

What’s in it for participants?

By being there at the workshop, you will get

  • Loads of experience
  • Participation certificate
  • Workshop documentation

Every participant will HAVE to get along a windows/linux computer/laptop and will have to have an android phone for app.

Event Details:

  • When – February 12th 2017
  • Where – CLOwork, Hitech City, Hyderabad
  • Time – 10: 00 AM to 06: 00 PM
  • Registration – Registration link will soon be updated. You can check the link here

If you have any queries contact ThingsMesh at or +91-8978394960.


IoT workshop: Designing IOT Applications using NODEMCU (IOT development board)

captureAccording to Wikipedia, The Internet of things (stylized Internet of Things or IoT) is the internet working of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings, and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.

In 2013 the Global Standards Initiative on Internet of Things (IoT-GSI) defined the IoT as “the infrastructure of the information society. “The IoT allows objects to be sensed and/or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit.

IoT is the next big thing in the technically global environment. Lot of people have already understood the benefits of this, while some are yet to understand. While startup are booming, the smart entrepreneurs are adopting to this new technology to streamline their connectivity.

Understanding the need of the hour, an IoT workshop is being organized in the city. This workshop is mainly aimed to create awareness on IOT by giving Hands-on experience of building an IOT application.

Agenda –

  • Morning session: Basics on IoT – basics of IoT will be covered. Topics will revolve around IoT business, cloud and big data, sensors, protocol, DHT sensors
  • Afternoon session: Remote Accessing and controlling. Topics will include analytics, cloud computing and big data, remote accessing the temp and humidity over cloud

As part of this workshop, you will be allowed to develop an IoT application. You will also get acquainted to design end to end IoT application. You will also have complete hands on know – how on ESP 8266 WiFi model.

Event Details –

  • When – 8th January 2017
  • Where – Behind Benz showroom, Kavuri hills, Madhapur
  • Time – 09: 00 AM to 05: 00 PM
  • Tickets – You can buy your tickets here. There are two different rates of the tickets

IoT training+ IoT hardware kit take away – Rs. 3000

IoT training with hardware kit (the kit has to be returned) – Rs. 1500

The hardware kit Includes:

  • Node mcu development board
  • 2 channel relay boards
  • 4 LEDs
  • Cutter
  • 10 wire strips
  • Bread board
  • Programming cable
  • DHT 11 sensor (temp and humidity sensor)
  • LDR sensor
  • 9V battery

Register TODAY! For further details, you can reach out to Raj @ 9640502200


Blue SemiConductor: The Patented World’s most accurate temperature sensor

It was in the initial days of 2015, when Sunil Kumar Maddikatla had begun his career as a research scholar, when he identified that IoT, Wearable and Biomedical applications are soon going to be the future of India and as audience, we had to be ready to accept the upcoming technology. That was his ‘Eureka’ moment and he started working on bottlenecks in electronics that may be faced by IoT and other similar industries. After deliberate literature survey, he identified that the sensor part and battery are the key for an IoT that interacts with the external world. His idea was to be the key providers of the sensors that bridges the path between outside worlds to digital world.

That’s what gave birth to his startup – Blue SemiConductors – “The pioneers in the pursuit of ZERO”. ZERO here accounts to:

  • Zero Size
  • Zero Power
  • Zero Cost
  • 100% Accuracy

The Initial product is the patented world’s most accurate temperature sensor (99.996% accuracy) that works at a military range temperatures and occupies an invisible (nearly ZERO) area. Interestingly, they are working towards making the sensor generate its own power. You read it right! The team is aiming at buidling electronic sensors that will need no external power (ZERO power) and comes at a cost of a chocolate (nearly ZERO).


Sunil kumar is the pioneer of this amazing startup being built on technology. Apart from building a world class startup, he is also successful in having an expert team of 12 members that includes the most valuable directors and advisors who are having a relative industrial experience of more than 12 years. The best part? They all are tech geeks, creative and love their work! Each one of them at Blue Semiconductors share the common dream of designing the products that supports that cause of building better and smarter world with zero electrical energy wastage.

The founder understands that the world is running through a wave of IoT and Biomedical devices and also is well aware of the highest impact factor in any IoT or biomedical device is its size, accuracy, power and cost. Keeping this in mind, the team of Blue Semiconductors aim to develop SoC IPs for IoT applications and license out to leading IoT companies in the market.

In future, they aim to move to

  • Bio sensors that can sense the body nutrients and Metabolism rate
  • Energy harvesters that help the electronic circuits generate their own power
  • Pressure Sensors for Automobiles air pressure monitoring
  • Ambient Light sensors that senses the environmental light and adjust the brightness of lights at home
  • Nitrogen sensors as a part of AgriTech

Currently they are bootstrapped. Recently they have partnered with a billion dollar company that share a similar dream and are working at it across the globe. By March, they are going to be pitch ready and will showcase their initial prototype.

They are looking for strategic partners or investors that are in the similar domain that not only support them financially but also incorporate and walk the same path along with the team of Blue Semiconductors.

Team – you guys have done an amazing job! Because of people and startups like Blue SemiConductors, people believe and look forward for upcoming technology. All the very best for all future endeavors.

Announcing the 2nd Edition of Intel-DST – Innovate for Digital India Challenge


With a bold vision of transforming India into a Digital India in mind, Intel and the Department of Science and Technology (“DST”) spearheaded a landmark initiative, Intel & DST – Innovate for Digital India Challenge (“Challenge”) in 2015 to nurture local innovation and help solve problems faced by Indian citizens, with scalable solutions.This year, Intel reaffirms its commitment to helping build a Digital India with the Government and announces the Intel & DST – Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 (“Challenge”) anchored by T-Hub Foundation, and supported by MyGov and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY”). T-Hub Foundation is proud to be associated with the second edition of this prestigious and landmark Digital Innovation event. We will work closely with all key stakeholders to create a high-impact acceleration program.

Key highlights of the program include:

  • Accelerator program driving grassroots innovation
  • Engineering support and product kits based on Intel® architecture
  • Industry connect across phases
  • Mentorship, field immersion and productization opportunity

Please Register for free :

Anveshan 2016 – Analog Devices IoT Fellowship

Do you have an idea that you thing will go viral over the internet because of its huge scope of growing internet revolution? If your answer is YES, then Anveshan IoT fellowship program is perfect for you.

Analog Devices initiated the “Anveshan Design Fellowship” in 2010 as a biennial system design fellowship focused on enhancing System Design knowledge among university students. The team of Analog devices saw a perceptible gap in theory versus practical knowledge among graduating students. As compared to a design contests where participating teams run on their own, Anveshan focused on mentoring, pairing up the student teams with a faculty advisor and a mentor from the industry. The chosen finalists were asked to design a system of their choosing, for an extended period of time, for up to 9 months. Architecture reviews, design reviews, interim milestones, regular meetings with mentors and presentations ensured that the participating teams got a feel of how real system designs was done in the industry. The participating teams also got a chance to present their ideas to industry leaders and visiting Analog Devices executives including the CTO.

Anveshan 2016 is open to Engineering University Students, Startups and Makers, Hobbyists, alumni, graduating students and would-be-entrepreneurs. This year, the main focus is on Internet of Things (IoT) space. This rapidly growing and evolving Internet of Things (IoT) space is the convergence of multi-disciplinary facets of engineering such as hardware, IT, big data analytics, as well as cloud and connectivity, bringing a new era of connected devices ushering in new and innovative business models. IoT is an engineer’s dream, involving a multi-faceted solution involving multiple disciplines, either using existing technology or new technology innovations to build a solution solving a business need.

Timelines and about the program:

If you feel you have the edge of coming up with a solution to an engineering problem or something related to the 2016 theme – “IoT” then all you have to do is follow the below steps –

  • Choose the topic that interests you – It could be a vertically integrated solution where you pick up a sensor, the cloud platform, the connectivity and the edge node and create an analytics framework to offer a value added business or service. It could also be focused on a horizontal play to solve a particular IoT problem like energy harvesting, enhancing trusted security or analytics running on the edge, fog our cloud.
  • Register yourself: The applicants can submit the applications latest by 31st May2016
  • Announcement of results – Analog Devices shortlists the applications received and selects a subset of projects by mid June 2016. The Round 1 selected teams will then have conference calls or face to face discussions with the Analog Devices mentors to understand and detail the scope of the IoT project further
  • Final selection of round 1 – Finalists will be selected from Round 1 teams (both university teams and startups/professionals) by June 2016.
  • The 2nd phase after selection – For the next 9 months after June 2016, the finalist teams go through development of their IoT project with the assigned mentors and specialists and have interim milestones. The teams also get a chance to showcase their project at India Technology Day in Feb, 2017 to ADI and ADI’s customer/partner executives
  • Final demonstration – The final demonstration and presentation of the ideas will be in April-May 2017
  • Announcement of winners: Winners will be selected by a team of esteemed internal and external jury members and awards given in May-June 2017


Anveshan 2016 has two participating groups – students teams and teams from startups/ makers/ alumni or hobbyist. Both the teams would be judged and awarded separately as follows –

Student teams:

  • 1st Prize: Rs. 2.5 Lakhs
  • 2nd Prize: Rs. 1.5 Lakhs
  • 3rd Prize: Rs. 1 Lakh

Teams representing Startups, Makers, alumni, Hobbyists:

  • Winning team: Rs. 3 Lakhs
  • Runners-up: Rs 2 Lakhs

Apart from cash prizes, under the Anveshan program, Analog Devices India will fund projects with a maximum amount of INR 1, 00,000 assigned to each finalist teams. A choice of IoT platform will also be provided. Student teams could use Anveshan as a final year project, and must have an assigned faculty advisor along with a mentor from Analog Devices.

As you consider topics for proposals, it is advised to look at the Design Resources tab where the team has compiled a list of IoT design resources for all participants.

2016 fellowship program will mark the 4th edition of this event. In 2014, the project named “baby beats” bagged the first prize. Neeraj Babu C, Apurv Mittal, Riyaz Mohammed, Anjaly T R, Vineesh V S from IIT, Bombay were the ones to come up with this project which is into developing a wearable baby wellness monitor which will closely monitor a baby’s clinical and general well-being. The second prize was bagged by B. Koushik , Biswajit Roy, students of R. V College of Engineering, Bangalore who developed Bionic Arm which aimed at providing rehabilitation for the handicapped is a big social issue in the world.

So, if you think you also have it in you to come up with such ideas that disrupt the normal thinking of the internet, then go ahead and register your team for this event. You can always visit the official website of Anveshan for complete details or you can also write to them at if you have any questions.


Lets build a smarter planet. City by city!

Devthon Smart Cities


“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain about themselves, and wiser people, so full of doubts.”- Betrand Russel

On the 4th and the 5th of this October, The Smart Cities Devthon for Metropolis is bringing together people and bright minds who are not content with the mediocrity of some pressing issues. The hackathon, (with the theme of Smart Cities and IoT (Internet of Things)) is a platform that facilitates the collaboration of diverse groups of individuals to infuse momentum to ideas and call for action! The congregation of intellectuals consisting of engineers, developers, urban researchers,  data scientists, citizens and the also the government, participate with the mission of creating and spreading the culture of innovation.

This is great podium for guidance by expert facilitators from various fields to assist you with your ideas and problem statements you’d be working on. This edition addresses aspects that relate to  building cities for a better living. Attending this will be participants who share your passion while taking part in co-creation exercises.

Tracks range from Public transport to city services, waste management to internet of things and much more. The aim is to to develop the best solutions that are sustainable, accurate and more robust in their approach to issues. The platform will try to monitor every layer of cities and set out strategies that will help improving the quality of life of inhabitants.

Go ahead, pick your team/problem statement, apply to participate, meet other bright minds and win big!

Lets create liveable cities. Better cities.

For further information on the agenda, tracks and reasons why you should be a part of this, check: