New AoT Nodes for UChicago

Mike Papka‘s students from the Northern Illinois University computer science department and North Central College have been busy building the next deployment of Waggle-based Array of Things nodes on for the UChicago campus.  The first batch of nodes designed by the  School of the Art Institute of Chicago has been on campus for a couple of […]

Waggle in the News

As the Waggle team is expanding deployments to more universities, such as NIU, and launching demo units for hackers to extend and expand, Argonne did a very nice story about Waggle that got picked up by several other news sites. Argonne Story:  New Sensor Array Changes the Data Collection Game In Russian: Интеллектуальный массив сенсоров изменит процесс […]

Waggle gets Eyes (and a Selfie)

The current Waggle platform uses a powerful 4-core ARM CPU (Exynos 4412) made by Samsung.  It is integrated into a small reliable board called the ODROID U3+.  With 4 cores running at 1.7Ghz, the little board can handle significant in-situ computation on the data pulled in via the sensors. However, to do computer vision, and […]

Students featured in AoT video

  WIRED Magazine did a story about the Array of Things.  Charlie narrates most of the video, but a few of the students get a little air time hanging out in my office making hand gestures at the white board 🙂

Streaming Data…

Finally, success!  We have live data!  We worked hard this summer to devise a automatic configuration system for both booting and identifying information about the sensors attached to the Node Controller.  This is the descriptor file for the sensor board currently out in the weather: /————————————–\ | Instance ID = 5372696193135151419956 | \————————————–/ Sensor ID […]