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.
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.
Pegasus – Browser Wallet
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.
Project Page – IOTA Ecosystem
Introducing Fognet – Usejournal
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.
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.
Project Page – IOTA Ecosystem
Last Updated on 14. February 2021