Two weeks ago SAP Hybris organized an external IoT and Microservice Workshop where 24 participants showed up even outside was really nice Biergarden weather. The idea of the workshop was to have three rounds and to start with small IoT examples, integrate them into Node-RED and then combine everything with YaaS Microservices.
My last blog post was about “walking” through a text adventure with Alexa and adding items from the text adventure to a shopping cart. People liked this idea, but they also wanted to “gamify” it by making it possible to buy items in the app to progress faster. Instead of spending time searching for a key, you can buy one.
The SAP Hybris Customer Experience Summit is an exclusive event, held in Orlando as a part of SAPPHIRE NOW, for top executives and leaders in Marketing, Sales, and Commerce. Of course Hybris Labs was very happy to be asked to contribute two prototypes to the event. There was just one minor hiccup. A very tight schedule only allowed us to setup between 8pm-6am the night before. Slightly awkward perhaps but luckily our new prototype, Charly, is an ‘out of the box’ software demo… Continue reading
Two of our Hybris Labs prototypes need a tag-to-YaaS mapping. Infinite Cart uses NFC (Near field communication) where the Tag ID is mapped as product code (SKU number). For the Changing Room prototype we are using RFID (Radio-frequency identification) tags. When we started with this prototype you had to hold a RFID tag near an RFID scanner and then had to check the log files to find its ID.
With the RFID Action Reader, which we’re also using for our Expose prototype, you can read the RFID
ID on a Raspberry Pi. But I also built a custom made Arduino Shield with an Indy RS500 chip (from Impinj), which sends the the RFID value via USB port. This made life much easier and gave me the idea for Project X-Ray. Continue reading