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Welcome to the 2011 Awards!
Join us in honoring the year's best projects, companies and ideas that are helping to create the Internet of Things.  


Please take a few moments to submit a nomination or vote for your favourites in each category.

Timeline:
Nominations and Voting: Nov 22-Dec 16th
Winners Announced: Dec 19th

CATEGORIES


vote1Each of the 9 categories will have a winner, runner-up and an Editors' Choice selection. 
2011 List of Categories:

-Consumer Product
-DIY Project
-Technical Development
-Networked Art
-Enterprise Implementation  -Self Tracking Product
-Environmental Implementation -Design Fiction

-Open Source Project

RULES


Voting and Nomination Guidelines:
- You are allowed to nominate yourself.
- Spamming is not allowed (Promoting is encouraged). Users are allowed 3 votes per category.
- Nominated websites and products must be publicly available.
There are no fees to nominate companies for consideration.
- Since this is the first annual IoT Awards, nominations can be given for work completed before the 2011 calendar year.

- Submissions for multiple categories are allowed.

Please send any additional questions or comments to hello@postscapes.com
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best-diy-project

The Maker Movement had a breakout year in 2011 due to increased traction in open hardware and a growing system of commercial vendors and community support. This award honors the best of the year's Geocities of Things

2011 Best IoT DIY Product

Total Votes: 1105

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268

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Tide monitoring and alerting with ioBridge
http://www.iobridge.com/apps/tide/iWApPk7T4g3L
Description: This specific setup was created using sonar sensors from Maxbotix, XBee Pro radios for sensor connectivity, and ioBridge IO-204 & ioBridge IO-204-PRO modules. Using this setup air ,water temperature, and tide data can [More...]be+accurately+provided+to+the+local+community+in+real-time.
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148

Votes



@AlarmaSismos Earthquake Alarm System
By: Sebastian Alegria
https://twitter.com/#!/sebasak

Description: Sebastian Alegria is a 14 year from Chile who has hacked together a Twitter based regional earthquake alert system. The system uses an off-the-shelf "P" wave (compression wave) QuakeAlarm detector for which provides some added warning [More...]time+in+the+case+of+an+emergency+through+an+audible+alarm+system.+Sebastian+pulled+this+detector+apart+and+replaced+the+internal+circuit+with+an+Arduino+board%2C+connecting+this+newly+outfitted+device+to+his+server+and+eventually+online+through+the+Twitter+API.+The+result%3F+Now+the+77%2C000%2B+followers+on+his+%40AlarmaSismos+account+are+given+an+extra+5-20+seconds+to+prepare+themselves+when+the+next+big+one+hits.
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133

Votes

Tweeting Non-Lethal Mousetrap



By: thiseldo
http://www.instructables.com/member/thiseldo/

Description: "The mousetrap used is a simple and cheap baited tilting tube that traps the mouse without killing it. The problem with having a number of traps set, is that you need to check them on a regular basis to check for any captured mice. Now the tweeting mousetrap [More...]will+let+you+know+when+it+has+caught+something.%22
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110

Votes

Give Away Candy




By: Marcus Olsson (@_macke_) and Michael Nilsson (@sidpiraya)
http://www.giveawaycandy.com/

Description: Give away candy is a twitter enable candy machine created by Michael (@sidpiraya) & Marcus ( @_macke_) so that anyone in the world have the possibility to give them candy. It has bean connected to the net since 2009. By tweeting give @sidpiraya [More...]candy%E2%80%9D+or+%E2%80%9Cgive+%40_macke_+candy%E2%80%9D+a+candy+is+released+from+the+machine+and+it+is+all+live+streamed+at+%3Ca+href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.giveawaycandy.com%2F%22+target%3D%22_blank%22%3Ehttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.giveawaycandy.com%2F%3C%2Fa%3E+.
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84

Votes

Mini Fridge Beer Cannon



Description: The app is served from a NetBeans server and interfaces with the ioBridge Widget API to send the controls for selecting the beer, aiming / firing the air cannon, and setting the fridge temperature. The app also displays the fridge temperature.
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70

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Radiation Detection in Japan



http://www.tokyohackerspace.org &http://japan.failedrobot.com/
Description: One of the many projects to flourish in Japan after the earthquake/Fukushima disaster to create crowd-sourced realtime networked geiger counter measurements.
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57

Votes

Tweet-a-Watt



http://www.ladyada.net/make/tweetawatt/index.html

Description: Tweet-a-Watt is a DIY wireless power monitoring system. The project uses an 'off the shelf' power monitor called the Kill-a-Watt and adds wireless reporting. Each plug transmits the power usage at that outlet to a central computer receiver. The receiver can then log, graph and report [More...]the+data.
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53

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Homesense Bikemap
http://www.homesenseproject.com/2011/06/bikemap-from-russell/

Description: Created by Russell Davies for his home "If there are more than five bikes at one of these bike stations the relevant LED comes on. It's a glanceable guide to which way to walk when we head out. It's going on the wall by the door. No need [More...]to+reach+for+a+device%2C+launch+an+app+and+navigate+to+our+favourites.%22
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40

Votes

Desktop Snow Meter



http://noelportugal.blogspot.com/
By: Noel Portugal

Description: The desktop meter displays the snow report on an hour by hour basis. Letting you know first thing in the morning if it is a good day to play hooky from work that day.
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35

Votes

Dont Flush Me



http://dontflush.me/
By: Leif Percifield

Description: DontFlushMe connects you to where your wastewater goes in the city. The system alerts users when their part of the sewer system is overloaded, and helps to reduce the amount of pollution in the harbor.
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31

Votes

Tweeting Seat



http://www.chrismcnicholl.com/
Description: Chris McNicholl created TweetingSeat to explore creating an object that people may interact with on both a physical and digital level. Each time someone sits down, TweetingSeat uploads an image from two cameras to the Twitter feed. One camera is located on the bench looking at the surrounding space, and another is [More...]located+nearby+looking+at+the+people+who+use+it.
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27

Votes

UberFridge


http://www.elcojacobs.com/uberfridge/
Description: UberFridge is a homebrew fermentation temperature controller that I have built from my old fridge. It runs on an Arduino Nano and an Asus WL520GU router. It can control the temperature of a fermenting beer with 0.1 °C accuracy. Temperature graphs and settings can be viewed in a web interface over WiFi.
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27

Votes

Thermal Tweeter networked Twitter printer



By: Ian Lesnet
http://www.instructables.com/member/ian/

Description: You tweet, the web platform contacts Twitter and grabs the newest tweets, the tweets are formatted and output to the printer. Thermal Tweeter is hacked together from a SparkFun thermal printer and the web platform internet development [More...]board.+No+computers+are+used+to+query+twitter+or+run+the+printer%2C+this+is+a+100%25+stand-alone+Twitter+appliance.
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22

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Tweet-a-Pot: Twitter Enabled Coffee Pot
http://www.instructables.com/id/Tweet-a-Pot-Twitter-Enabled-Coffee-Pot/

Description: Created by Frenzy the QA engineer at Instructables the Twitter Enabled Coffee Pot enables its owner to make a pot of coffee from anywhere they have cell phone reception, using twitter and an arduino board.
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Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's awards - Over 100 projects and 16,000 votes were submitted.