The SandS (Social and Smart) project was a 3 years EU project within the FP7 framework, aiming at creating the whole infrastructure for a social network of connected home appliances. The partners worked in creating a whole recommendation system that can take a natural language input as a way to request tasks to be performed by the kitchen appliances. Arduino SA developed a board that could be used to hack any appliance and connect it to the so-called SandS cloud.
This project was supported the FP7 Program from The European Union with the grant number: 317947.
Arduino was also present at the Nice Prize (Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe) ceremony which is an initiative that supports the creation of innovative projects made in Europe. The second prize went to PlanEt, a project using Arduino to “collect and visualise biological data from plants in order to increase the citizen’s consciousness about the role of plants in cities”.
Our project CTC (Creative Technologies at the Classroom) was selected among the finalists (a total of 230 projects where participating) and got the fourth price along with a project called Home Back Home: “Home Back Home proposes a platform for analysis, monitoring and treatment of new models of domestic living.”