Open Illuminati Hackathon

Open your mind and let the light shine in. Ell-i open source co-operative, Helvar Oy Ab, Ledil Oy, Fidelix Oy and Aalto University Lighting Unit jointly arrange an illumination 48 hours hackaton at Open Innovation House in Otaniemi.


48 hours, from 3pm January 16 until 3pm January 18, 2015
2nd floor, Open Innovation House, Otaniementie 19 B, Espoo, Finland

Open Illuminati is a 48 hours hackathon focusing on lighting, sensor fusion, and social media. Using hardware and software components from Helvar and other vendors, open source Power-over-Ethernet hardware and software from Ell-i, and other components and software, the participants will be able to realise their lighting-related dreams or build concept prototypes for completely new applications, such as socially shared ambient lighting or mood-adjusting social spaces.

The organisers will provide the participants with Helvar’s open lighting platforms, MCU devices, sample libraries and RTOS-frameworks, and some electronics-side development equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) power supplies, breadboards, and typical electronics parts needed to build simple DC/DC power supplies for LED lighting and other applications.

The participants are supposed to bring their laptops, USB cables, preferably own oscilloscopes and other such equipment if available, and any other hardware they consider interesting.

The number of participants is limited to 30 people.

Registration takes place through the registration form.
Helvar Oy Ab, Ledil Oy, Fidelix Oy
The event starts on Friday 16th January at 3pm sharp, and closes 48 hours later. 
Participants are supposed to stay at the venue the whole time. 
(Between 11pm-8am it is ok to go for sleeping elsewhere. Staying at the venue through the nights is possible and encouraged.)
Aalto University students can receive course credits for the Hackathon. A report and demoing of the completed project are required for the credits. Students of other universities will be given a certificate of participation. For course credit arrangements, Aalto University students should contact senior researcher Eino Tetri or professor Tuomas Aura, well before the hackathon commences.
There will be prizes for the best projects. The winning team gets to go visit an installation of Helvar technology in London!

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