Turning door sensors into a puzzle
Channa Samynathan, a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS), showcases how sending a basic binary data value, such as open/closed or on/off into the AWS cloud, turned into a real-time game. You'll see four small lockers, each with a sensor attached to tell when the locker door is open or closed. The game randomly picks one of 16 combinations of open or closed doors, then allows a player to try matching the sequence by opening and closing the doors.
The data from Samynathan's garage in Irvine, California, shows up on the AWS servers in Virginia in the blink of an eye, illustrating the ability to connect physical things via the internet—a concept known as the Internet of Things, or IoT. This project was featured last year at AWS re:Invent. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference for the global cloud computing community. It was part of the Builders Fair, where AWS employees share and demonstrate the newest homegrown AWS innovations. The India AWS User Group also invited Samynathan to demonstrate it at STEM education universities in India.
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