This year, Red Pill Analytics was the Analytics Sponsor at ODTUG Kscope17. Our company motto is #challengeeverything – so we knew we wanted to do something different and unexpected while at the conference.
What we eventually landed on was creating Analytics Stations using IoT technologies to show how an old school object, like a rotary phone, can be repurposed and turned into an interactive device.
Part 1 focuses on hardware.
Part 2 focuses on software.
Kscope17 also used beacon technology to analyze conference attendee activities. Red Pill Analytics pulled that information through a REST API and told the story of Kscope17 using Oracle Data Visualization.
All of the relevant code for the project that is discussed below is open sourced via MIT license and can be found at: https://github.com/RedPillAnalytics/matrix-agent-phone
In the first post we built the hardware for out IoT phone and in the second post we configured the Raspberry Pi to act as a kiosk and run an Electron framework desktop application. With the idea that Electron would be the primary codebase for our project: to load, transform, and display our data. As well as to handle hardware interaction with the IoT phone.
In our visualization we used D3.js and Chart.js as well as some custom HTML, CSS and JS for the circular tiles.