Community Projects

Community Projects

This article gives an overview over some of the most interesting community projects. Of course there are a lot more interesting projects than the ones mentioned here. You can find more projects on the official homepage of the ecosystem.

IOTA Experience Teams

IOTA Experience Teams are groups of dedicated community members who collaborate on different projects in various stages of development with members of the IOTA Foundation. If you want to follow news or discussions about this, you can visit the IOTA Discord channel.

Community Projects
Source: IOTA Foundation

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Announcing the IOTA Experience Teams – IF

IOTA’s Community of Practice — X-Teams and Tangle EE Eclipse Working Group – IF

IOTA Ecosystem Development Fund

The Ecosystem Development Fund (EDF) was created to fund new innovation from developers considered beneficial for the overall IOTA ecosystem. Ideas can be from proof-of-concepts to utilities, libraries, and more. Everyone who requires financial support in the broader IOTA developer community can be encouraged to develop, collaborate, learn, inspire and build for the greater good.

IOTA Ecosystem Development Fund
Source: IOTA Foundation

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honeycombOS

honeycombOS is an Embedded Linux Distribution tailored for IOTA nodes, clients and Tangle related tools. It is mainly based on Poky, and it is built with tools from Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded.

HoneycombOS
Source: Bernardo Rodrigues

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 honeycombOS: The IOTA Embedded Linux Distribution – Medium

Pegasus – Browser Wallet

Pegasus is a browser wallet developed by Alessandro Manfredi. It is written entirely in Javascript and currently implemented as a Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome extension. This makes it possible to interact with the Tangle via the browser without having to run an IOTA node. The wallet is comparable to Ethereum’s Metamask wallet.

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Source: Alessandro Manfredi

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Introduction to Pegasus: Architecture – Medium

Introduction To Pegasus: Seed Security – Medium

Pegasus in the Chrome Web Store

Fognet – Peer-to-peer internet router

Fognet is a peer-to-peer Internet router and design system that enables decentralized web access, among other things, based on Bluetooth and IOTA Technology. In Fognet, data is transferred directly from peer-to-peer. The Fognet routers automatically organize themselves into a resilient mesh network without a single point of control. The Fognet router works with phones and laptops in the area to distribute data with little or no Internet access.

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Source: Lyle Klyne

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Official Homepage

Project Page – IOTA Ecosystem

Introducing Fognet – Usejournal

Robot-Operating-System (ROS)

ROS is an open source robotics middleware for robot software development that provides operating system-like functionality on higher-level computer clusters and platforms. ROS provides libraries and tools that enable software developers to create a wide variety of robotic applications.

In his blog on Medium, electronics developer Michael Kuhlmann describes, with examples, the implementation of a quadcopter autopilot in the ROS framework and how he integrated IOTA into a ROS package he wrote. This package can be used to create “ROS nodes.” These nodes can be used for various processing tasks, such as calculating a current position from accelerometer measurements, or in this case, performing an IOTA transaction.

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Why ROS is perfect for IOTA – Medium

The IOTA ROS Project – Medium

IOTA Vending machine

The project of the two community members Hans Tischer and Tristan Feldbusch, is dedicated to the development and provision of a vending machine for the sale of various goods (chewing gum, chocolate bars or similar) and the simple payment with the cryptocurrency IOTA.

The payment process itself is done using a smartphone and the IOTA Trinity wallet app. After selecting the goods at the vending machine, an address QR code and the number of IOTA tokens to be paid are shown on the vending machine’s display. Subsequently, this QR code is scanned by the mobile app. The payment of the IOTA tokens to the vending machine takes place immediately after pressing the send command in the app. After the wallet of the vending machine confirms the receipt of the IOTA tokens, the purchased goods are issued.

IOTA Vending machine
Source: IOTA Vending machine

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Project Page – IOTA Ecosystem

Last Updated on 14. February 2021