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DETAILS


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-environmental-implementation

Recognizing outstanding projects that measure, monitor or improve our understanding and relationship to the environment and its resources.

2011 Best Environmental Implementation

Total Votes: 362

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@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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65

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Radiation Detection in Japan
http://www.tokyohackerspace.org & http://japan.failedrobot.com/
Description: One of the many DIY projects to flourish in Japan after the earthquake/Fukushima disaster to create crowd-sourced realtime networked geiger counter measurements.
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41

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Liquid Robotics Wave Gliders



http://liquidr.com/

Description: Harnessing energy from the rise and fall of waves and having its real-time data sent to satellites via its solar instruments the Wave Gliders can travel up to 2500 miles and return home on its own. The system can be outfitted with any number of sensors and can be used to monitor marine habitats, track the [More...]speed+of+ocean+currents%2C+detect+pollution+or+discover+natural+resources.
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29

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Sierra Nevada Snowpack Sensors

By: University of California Merced: Roger Bales with help from UC Berkeley and the UC's Center for Information Technology Research.

Description: Their first prototype project uses 300 wireless sensors covering more than 1 square kilometer in the southern Sierra to track snowpack depth, water storage in soil, stream flow, and water use by vegetation so that the [More...]water+can+be+better+managed+and+allocated.
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26

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EOS Talking Tree

http://talking-tree.com/

Description: "EOS magazine decided to give Nature the means to talk.
A 100 year old tree, living on the edge of Brussels, was hooked up to a fine dust meter, ozone meter, light meter, weatherstation, webcam and microphone. This equipment constantly measures the tree’s living circumstances. And translates this information into human [More...]language.+Then%2C+the+tree+lets+the+world+know+how+he+feels.%22
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26

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Acoustic Landslide Detector



http://www.lboro.ac.uk/

Description: The University of Loughborough’s device, called Assessment of Landslides using Acoustic Real-time Monitoring Systems (ALARMS), detects high-frequency stress waves produced by soil movement. Continuously monitored by wireless communication they can be used to calculate soil movement in real time and [More...]send+out+warnings+before+an+event.
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25

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Camalie Vineyards: Wireless Vineyard Monitoring



http://www.camalienetworks.com

Description: "The system provides support for numerous sensors including soil moisture, soil water content, soil temp, solar radiation canopy temperature, wind speed, wind direction, rain, humidity and leaf wetness monitoring for viticulture and agriculture in [More...]general.+Measurements+are+made+every+15+minutes+and+relayed+back+to+a+gateway%2Fwebserver+with+database+where+the+data+is+immediately+available+via+the+internet.%22
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24

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Open Source Lion Tracking Collars



By: Ground lab & Lion Guardians
http://home.groundlab.cc/lioncollars.html

Description: "This project aims to create an open source wildlife tracking collar system to help conservationists protect the last 2000 lions living in the wild in Southern Kenya, and safeguard the Maasai herders cattle, restoring [More...]Maasai-land+to+a+working+ecosystem.+The+system+consists+of+a+tracking+collar+that+utilizes+a+GPS%2FGSM+module+to+locate+and+track+the+wildlife+and+used+to+communicate+the+lions+coordinates+via+SMS+to+researchers+and+Maasai+herders.%22
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20

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NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy (CBIBS) system



http://buoybay.noaa.gov/

Description: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS) is a network of observing platforms (buoys) that deliver real-time data on weather, water conditions (wave height, etc), and water quality; This data [More...]can+be+freely+accessed+through+mobile+devices+or+online.
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17

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Smart Window Hardware by Bronze Craft



http://smartwindowhardware.weebly.com

Description: "A solar powered, wireless communication device for remote monitoring of room conditions, window security, and window performance. The sensor reports solar gain and thermal loss data via RFID signal to allow the HVAC system to evenly adjust the room [More...]temperature+across+all+micro+climates.+%22
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13

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WeatherTRAK Irrigation Systems:



http://hydropoint.com/

Description: Drawing on information delivered wirelessly from 40,000 weather stations, the WeatherTRAK ET Everywhere service automatically schedules irrigation based on individual landscape needs and local weather conditions resulting in lower water bills and energy savings.
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Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's awards - Over 100 projects and 16,000 votes were submitted.