Projects

Posts about some projects from students of Stuttgart Media University will address the progress, problems and howtos from their different project topics.

  • AIRA Voice Assistant – A proof of Concept in virtual reality Motivation As part of the lecture “Software Development for Cloud Computing” we were looking for a solution, how a user can get basic assistance within our existing virtual reality game AIRA. The primary objective was a maximum of user-friendliness, while avoiding an interruption of the immersive gaming experience. It is also important to keep in mind, ...
  • VVS-Delay – AI in the Cloud Introduction Howdy, Geeks! Ever frustrated by public transportation around Stuttgart? Managed to get up early just to find out your train to university or work is delayed… again? Yeah, we all know that! We wondered if we could get around this issue by connecting our alarm clock to some algorithms. So we would never ever have to get ...
  • Sport data stream processing on IBM Bluemix: Real Time Stream Processing Basics New data is created every second. Just on Google the humans preform 40,000 search queries every second. By 2020 Forbes estimate 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human on our planet. However, it is about collecting and exchanging data, which then can be used in many different ways. Equipment fault ...
  • Developing a Chat Server and Client in the Cloud Introduction During the Lecture “Software Development for Cloud Computing” I decided to develop a Cloud based Chat Application with the help of IBM’s Bluemix. The Application consists of 3 separate Applications: Chat Server: Allows Clients to connect to it, manages the Chat-Channels/Users and relays messages sent from a client to the other clients in the same channel. Chat Client: ...
  • IoT with the Raspberry Pi – Final application – Part 3 In our final application, we have put together a solution consisting of four different modules. First, we have again the Raspberry Pi which raises and sends the sensor data using the already presented Python script. We changed the transfer protocol in the final application to MQTT, which gives us more possibilities in different aspects, but ...
  • IoT with the Raspberry Pi – Node RED – Part 2 As already stated in the introduction to our project, we decided to create a Cloud Foundry-Application in IBM Bluemix. We used the boilerplate called “Internet of Things Platform Starter”. Using this boilerplate Node Red is deployed initially. Node Red is a software tool for graphical dataflow programming. It was developed by IBM and is open source ...
  • IoT with the Raspberry Pi – Part 1 Introduction to the project As part of the lecture “Software Development for Cloud Computing” in summer term 2017 we primarily wanted to work on a project that has something to do with the Internet of Things. In more detail we decided to measure air quality using a Raspberry Pi with the MQ135 Gas sensor and send ...
  • How to build an Alexa Skill to get information about your timetable Introduction With information technology today we can easily get any kind of information someone is interested in. Whether you want to know how the weather will be tomorrow or how to cook your favorite cake, you can find out almost anything today. But as a user it’s getting more important to gain information quickly, and in ...
  • Dapp Development on Ethereum In this blog entry we take a look at how to develop a Dapp (‘decentralized app’) on the Ethereum blockchain network and enhance our development process through Gitlab’s continuous integration (CI) services. It is part of the examination for the lecture “Software Development for Cloud Computing”. First, all the necessary technologies to develop a Dapp are ...
  • [Project] How to build an intelligent mirror – Part 3 Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of all? It’s you, Albert. How Albert, our smart mirror, has grown – you can read it here. In this last article, we will finally show you the result of the project, Albert. Besides the Smartmirror itself, we created a promotion video, ...