Monthly Archives: November 2014

Terrassa uses Sentilo for its smart trash collection project

Terrassa uses Sentilo for its smart trash collection project

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The city of Terrassa, Catalonia, ha installed citywide 920 large smart rubbish-bins, to obtain real data about the routes the rubbish collection lorries are taking and the frequency of the pick-up for the different kind of bins. The system works with a sensor installed in the arm of the lorry that reads the electronic label[…..]

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Fun with Sentilo. Sentilo for hobbyists

Fun with Sentilo. Sentilo for hobbyists

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Some enthusiasts of the Sentilo community are integrating Arduino hardware and mobile devices with the Sentilo platform, getting very good results. For example, you can now send data such as movement speed or noise level from an Android app to a Sentilo platform and display the results in a map based on Google Maps. Or[…..]

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Introduction of Sentilo governance rules

Introduction of Sentilo governance rules

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As our community is rapidly growing bigger, with more and more cities and partners joining us over the last year, we thought it is the moment to establish some basic community governance rules. We’d like to introduce the way we propose to govern the community, the election mechanisms and the roles for every member of[…..]

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Simplified version of Sentilo for educational purposes

Simplified version of Sentilo for educational purposes

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The Sentilo community is going to develop a simplified API to let developers use S4A with Sentilo. S4A is a Scratch modification that enables simple programming of the Arduino open source hardware platform, providing new blocks for managing sensors and actuators connected to Arduino. So it will be possible to use the MIT Scratch technology[…..]

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A Sentilo motorbike?

A Sentilo motorbike?

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Sentilo has been chosen as the preferred platform for the smart components of the “Smart Moto Challenge 2015”. The project goal is to enable students of schools of engineering and design to work on a real project for developing a light electrical motorcycle. The project will consist in manufacturing a fully functional light electrical motorcycle,[…..]

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Meet us at Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress

Meet us at Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress

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Sentilo will be present at the Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress in several events. Wednesday 19th, at 15.30, Jordi Cirera, the acting Sentilo project leader, will participate in the technology parallel session TE CP “City Protocol: sensing & seeing a city’s anatomy”, Gran Via Hall 2, Room 2. And Sentilo project will celebrate its[…..]

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Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia – the smartest avenue on Earth?

Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia – the smartest avenue on Earth?

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Barcelona City is going to install several kinds of sensors from Sentilo partners in its emblematic Passeig de Gràcia. Sound sensors by Cesva, garbage-bin sensors by TST Sistemas (that even detect if bin covers stay open), traffic sensors by Sensefields and water quality sensors by Libellium will send data to the same platform, thanks to[…..]

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Sentilo goes to University

Sentilo goes to University

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A master thesis about the Internet of Things is among the 6 theses nominated to the final phase of the UOC-RMF awards. The thesis “The city in the context of the Internet of Things” is about the analysis, design and deployment of a system for gathering and publishing data from mobile or fixed devices. The[…..]

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IGS street parking sensors working with the Sentilo platform

IGS street parking sensors working with the Sentilo platform

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The Spinwire technology from the company IGS for street parking sensors has been successfully tested and deployed with Sentilo in the Catalan city of Reus, Spain. The Spinwire technology is designed for large-scale vehicle detection. It comprises a unique integrated hardware/software solution enabling high-rate and flaw-less magnetic sensing in as difficult urban environment as close-packed,[…..]

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