Internet of Things – open network

We have started to create an Internet of Things – Open Source Sensor Data Network.

The network is building upon The Things Network that launched in Amsterdam mid-2015.

The network uses a technology called LoraWAN, that enables to transmit small packages of data over long distance, at very low energy and money cost. Coming weekend there will be a hackathon from 13:00 – 18:00 as part of the Make The Future – Internet of Things exposition. This dynamic event is the first hands-on event with a LoRaWAN network in Eindhoven!

More information can be found below:

Eindhoven Internet of Things

Eindhoven, NL
127 Members

This a group for anyone interested in building, designing, sharing and making the Internet of Things. Aiming to meet at least once a month to introduce inspiring practitioners…

Next Meetup

LoraWAN IoT special Technical Hackathon

Saturday, Oct 10, 2015, 1:00 PM
1 Attending

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  • Super Meetup IoT Eindhoven: 21 October , Wednesday evenening there will be a very large IoT event as part of MATCH DDW.  More info will be soon available!

The Things Network

Yougi Zoekt

Op 8 april was de voorbereidende workshop in Gorinchem voor de finale van Yougi Zoekt. Een produktie van YouTech.

De finalisten werden mede door MAD emergent art center ondersteund bij de uitwerking van de prototypes.
Op 23 mei is de finale tijdens de Shell Ecomarathon!


Workshop Arduino

Op 21 august heeft MAD in samenwerking met Kennisnet een workshop ARDUINO gegeven aan een een groep leraren van de leraarenopleiding Sittard. Dankzij de hulp van Frank van den Berg hebben de volhardende deelnemers het programma vanuit het niets in een korte tijd aan de praat gekregen. De lampjes gingen branden en ze hebben uiteindelijk het licht van ARDUINO gezien. Gefeliciteerd!


Science Hack Day Eindhoven


Get excited and make things with science and technology! Science Hack Day Eindhoven is a 32-hour-all-night event that brings together designers, developers, scientists and other geeks in the same physical space for a brief but intense period of collaboration, hacking and building ‘cool stuff’. Science Hack Day is part of the Dutch Technology Week.

By collaborating on focused tasks during this short period, small groups are capable of producing remarkable results. We expect 50-70 participants, who work in teams of 2-6 individuals.

Science Hack Day Eindhoven.


MADSpace Open Hackerspaces dag


Wanneer: zaterdag 30 maart 2013
Aanvang: 10:00 uur
Waar: Vestdijk 280 Eindhoven
Kosten: Gratis toegang

Wat: Op zaterdag 30 maart is het de landelijke hackerspace dag. Een hackerspace is een plek waar mensen samenkomen om dingen te maken, software, electronica van alles eigenlijk. Zo ook bij in ons Eindhovense centrum. We gaan een paar leuke projecten tonen. Iedereen is van harte welkom voor een korte of een uitgebreide kijk in onze keuken. 1 leuke zaterdag volop Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, hacking for kids, RFID, lasers, lockpicking, stirlingmotor, hackerspaces patterns, security & veel meer! We openen om 10:00 uur met workshops en vele experts op hardware gebied.

Natuurlijk is de hackerspace elke woensdagavond bij om 20:00 open, echter onze Open Dag wordt natuurlijk heel bijzonder! Hieronder het voorlopige programma:

– Programmeren met Scratch
– Open Source realisatie met Pleio
– Workshop met GIT
– Raspberry pies

– Village op de OHM conference 2013
– We doen onderzoek naar de ideale hackerspace
– We hebben volop inspirerende ideeën:

  • Joris Peels “3D Printing: the present and the future”
  • Sven “HackerSpace: secrets and patterns for success”
  • Tom Geelen “Workshops on Arduino and Lockpicking”
  • Koen Aben “Techs and their Communities”


We have a situation! Eindhoven


The city of light, a “smart city” in a country regarded as progressive and open-minded, Eindhoven markets itself as an incubator of technological innovation – an exciting destination for students and tourists, and a welcoming new home for migrants. Yet appearances can be deceiving: animal cruelty, human trafficking, and the stain of distant oil spills lurk beneath the city’s pretty, shiny surface.

IMG_2927   IMG_2926Library Eindhoven Workshops

We set about researching these issues from our base in the public library, and came up with the idea of a board game as a way to incorporate several different situations within one performance: Peopoly, a pastiche of Monopoly. The graphics skills of our student participants were put to good use creating a board that visually represented the different issues, and avatars for playing pieces: a tourist, a migrant and a student. The different experiences of these three characters when they came to Eindhoven formed the content of the performance and laid bare the ignored or unknown situations.

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Working at MADlab studio’s

We encountered another, unexpected, situation: network issues. We were in the “city of technology” where the lightbulb and casette tape were invented, but the internet connection at the public library was weak and blocked ports prevented the streams from working. Martin and Rob executed some impressive technical acrobatics to get the streams working, but we still had to limit the number of computers online to ensure that the connection wouldn’t drop during the performance. This in turn required some cyberformance acrobatics from the few who could be online; luckily everyone was fit and no-one slipped!



Performance rehearsal

Local artist and curator Martin Voorbij was an excellent MC for the game/performance, mediating between the online and Eindhoven audiences and commentating the progression of the player-avatars around the board. He also facilitated the discussion, between those physically present in Eindhoven, the online audience in the chat, and gathered audiences in Graz and Nantes who joined via the streams. Different personal experiences of migration were shared, and the hidden issues of industrial pig farming, human trafficking and Dutch Shell Oil’s responsibility for the environmental disaster in the Niger Delta were discussed. This was followed by an improvised audio-visual jam session between the three streaming locations (Eindhoven, Graz and Nantes) as a creative response to the situation.

We have a situation! is a series of live, trans-border, online-offline participatory performances addressing current cross-cultural European issues.

Between March and May 2013 four “situations” will be created in four European cities – London, Eindhoven, Nantes and Graz – with each “situation” involving a 5-day workshop and a final networked event taking place at a local venue and simultaneously
streamed live through the online platform UpStage.

Each situation is directly chosen, devised and developed by local people in each city in collaboration with lead artist Helen Varley Jamieson (Germany/NZ) and the project partners – APO33 (FR), Furtherfield (UK), MAD emergent art center (NL) and Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus Graz (AT).

During the 5 day workshop participants are invited to share and explore ideas around the chosen theme and develop a performance using storytelling, materials, found objects, digital tools and anything they feel is relevant to the story they want to tell. At the event participants will present their chosen situation to online-offline audiences and together they will participate in discussions across European national borders that imagine creative solutions and alternatives to the issues raised. The process aims to bring people together in a creative event and foster an understanding of countries as communities of people, with many commonalities.

London (UK) – 19-23 March 2013
Nantes (FR) – 9-13 April 2013
Eindhoven (NL) – 15-18 April 2013
Graz (AT) – 17-22 May 2013

“We Have a Situation” website.

“We Have a Situation” Facebook page.

Live links to the performances and more information are available at

UpStage! apo33           mad furtherfield        schaumbad

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Tover je Toekomst

Tover je Toekomst! (science fiction tekenen voor kinderen)

Een bijzondere workshop voor kinderen van 6-12 jaar, waarin de dromen, wensen, verwachtingen van de toekomst worden getekend samen met en door illustrators/ kunstenaars.

Wanneer: 17 februari 2013, 12:00 – 18:00 uur

Waar: FeelGood Market

Adres: Klokgebouw Eindhoven

Deelname: Gratis voor kinderen van 6-12 jaar in teams van max 4 kinderen.

Aanmelden: Ter plekke aanmelden en reserveren indien nodig.

Meer over Tover je Toekomst

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Nationaal Congres Open Data – creatie & innovatie met publieke informatie

Onder het motto ‘Connecting and Sharing‘ organiseert het Platform Open Data Eindhoven het Nationaal Congres Open Data, dat ingaat op de praktische toepassing van Open Data. Naast een aantal interessante keynotes is er een gevarieerd parallel programma met interactieve sessies en workshops. Praktijkvoorbeelden, visuele en digitale presentaties zorgen voor direct toepasbare kennis, inspiratie, dialoog en meer inzicht in welke partijen in het veld spelen. Lees meer

Agile Cafe: Self Organizing

18 oktober: eXtreme Agile Cafe ‘Self Organizing’

Donderdag 18 oktober 2012 hebben we in het centrum van Eindhoven een zeer eXtreem Agile cafe georganiseerd!
Ditmaal met internationaal actieve XP trainer Marcin Czenko ofwel Mr. Red-Green-Refactor!
Makkelijk inschrijven voor deze topavond kon via deze link.

Marcin was net klaar met zijn conferentiepraatje in Polen toen hij mailde graag binnenkort een leuke XP workshop te komen doen over Self-Organization. Zelforganisatie is het proces waarbij in een chaotisch systeem spontaan goede samenwerkingen ontstaan. Na de ludieke workshop, mocht iedereen Open Space sessies self-organizen! Ditmaal met veel gezellig speciaal bier, genaamd MADSpace bier!

Marcin Czenko is onze 1e internationale ICT expert, grotendeels werkend in UK en onlangs spreker op ABE2012! Top avond dus!
De sessie van Marcin Czenko: “My XP talk is about self-organization- but from slightly different perspective. It is more about principles than about practices. It looks at the history of management according to sciences of certainty and then looks at it again from the perspective of the sciences of uncertainty. The talk is much influenced by the work of Ralph Stacey and some other famous complexity writers. I also use my own analogies and illustrative explanations. For the workshop I will prepare with some open questions which I would like that we try to answer during the meeting: a self organizing activity!”

Donderdag 18 oktober, vanaf 19:00 bij MADSpace 

ICT Cafe: Self-Organization 

19:30 Marcin Czenko met praktijkgerichte workshop over dit topic! 

20:30 Open Space: everything self-organized! 😉