Gadgets for the Hackathon Stuttgart 2019

Hi Hackers, the HACKATHON STUTTGART 2019 is coming up and as usual logicline will provide you with same fancy gadgets you might want to integrate into your solution! Find a list of what we have in store for you during the event this time:

TinkerForge and Maker Beam

We bought a plethora of Bricks and Bricklets. This time we even acquired Maker Beam Starter Set. Those help you build the mechanical parts of your solution.  We have a whole Blog entry dedicated to TinkerForge.

For more info’s on what we got from Maker Beam look here.

Raspberry PI

Sure, we don’t have to write a lot about this. We have 20 Raspberry 3 Model B+. They can be used the same way our TinkerForge RED Bricks. Just connect your Hardware and connect it via the Raspberry to the Cloud.

AR DataGlass

Build you own AR DataGlass based on Arduino. We found this HMD solution in the internet on We have all the parts available at the hackathon. So you can build you own AR DataGlass and use it with your Idea

All the details can be found here

Google cardboard VR glasses

The VR-PRIMUS CARDBOARD allows you a quick and easy entry into the virtual reality world. Just start one of the many VR apps on your smartphone and insert it into the CARDBOARD.

Smartphone requirements

  • Android or iPhone smartphone.
  • Screen size from 4 to max.6 inches.
  • Gyroscope sensor (Important: Without gyroscope, head movements are not detected.)

LoRA IoT DevKit

The Dragino LoRa IoT Kit seems to be perfect for quickly setting up your LoRa and IoT ideas at the hackathon. It’s easy to program and connects your stuff everywhere. A number of telecom operators are currently rolling out networks, but because LoRa works in the open spectrum, you can also build your own network.

The LoRa IoT kit enables you how to set up LoRa network and how to use the network to send data from a LoRa sensor node to the cloud server. When used as a private LoRa network, the LoRa gateway connects to other LoRa nodes up to 5 km. A connection up to 10 km is possible if the gateway and node are in sight and nothing disturbs the visual contact.

Find Details here

Measuring Socket Boxes

Use the Sonoff Pow R2 to read the power consumption of 220V devices and do much more:

  • Remote control
  • Timer
  • Power consumption monitoring
  • It‘s Wifi enabled!
  • Find Details here

Robot Car Kit

Cool Robot car kit, you can.connect it to a Raspberry Pi or Arduino and program your own robot car. Implement things like Tracking, Obstacle avoidance, distance tests, speed tests, wireless remote control and other functions.

Find Details here here and here

Robot Arm Kit

The MeArm Pi is a robot arm designed specifically for Raspberry Pi.

The MeArm Pi can be controlled directly through the onboard joysticks, or you can use code to make it move using one of the many programming languages run on the Raspberry Pi. All of the software is open source and easily accessible.

It even can be controlled straight from your web browser.

Find Details here

Smart Video Car Kit

The Smart Video Car is an open source robot learning set based on Raspberry Pi. It is equipped with a USB wide-angle web camera; you can view images and videos in real time via the open source software MJPG-streamer. It supports the sending of a command through an app for the phone or by running the program TCP Client on your PC. This app can be found in Google Play. The smart car was developed based on the open source hardware Raspberry Pi and integrates the knowledge of mechanics, electronics and computers. With a detailed guide and video tutorials, you can quickly build the Raspberry Pi Smart Car yourself!

Find details here


Kinect is a motion sensing input device by Microsoft for Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game consoles and Microsoft Windows PCs (yes, we also provide the connectors for Windows). Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral, it enables users to control and interact with their console/computer without the need for a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands. Feel free to integrate it in your solution, use gesture input or spoken commands in your hackathon project. Find more information on the manufactures Website. We have 3 Sensors and 3 Adapters ready for use.

Amazon Echo Plus, Echo Dot and Echo Show

Again, on this Hackathon! Amazon Dot is a brand of smart speakers developed by The devices connect to the voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Alexa, which responds to the name „Alexa“. The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real-time information and most important it can also monitor and control your hackathon solution!

We have 2 Echo and 8 Echo Dot available. In addition, we also bought 2 Echo Show with a monitor, just in case.

Go ahead and use it, this might give you the edge over the competition!


Use our 6 3D Printers to fabricate stunning housings and other features for your solution. Ideal for rapid Prototyping. Again, we have Dremel printers (3D Drucker Dremel Idea Builder) available. Find information on the printers here.

Philips Hue

The Hue system was marketed as the first iOS controlled lighting appliance. It uses the Zigbee lighting protocol to communicate, and can be controlled via smartphone apps over Wi-Fi via a Zigbee–Wi‑Fi bridge. The system also features HomeKit compatibility. Integrate it with your Idea to make it shine bright. You want to know more how to integrate it into your solution? Find the API documentation here.

This time we have 4 Starter Kits and 8 Philips Hue lightbulps (white)


Offers incredible new interaction solutions for digital devices. They use wearables to simplify and streamline the use of PCs, terminals, smart glasses and smart watches or your hackathon solutions!

Kinemic enables secure, comfortable and efficient use of the applications in your processes. It integrates motion control and augmented reality capabilities. Perhaps that’s something for your project? If you want to know more, look here.

The 3 wristbands we got from Kinemic can be used for motion control of your hackathon solution. You will also have access to their SDK to integrate it in your solution.

Unicorn pHAT (4 x 8 LED Display)

Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, and Zero. Sporting a matrix of 32 (8 x 4) RGB LEDs and powered directly from the Pi this is the most compact pocket aurora available.

Unicorn pHAT provides a wash of controllable colour that is ideal for mood-lighting, pixel art, persistence of vision effects, status indications, or just blasting colour into your surroundings.


  • 32 fully controllable RGB LEDs (SK6218 – 3.5mm x 3.5mm)
  • Python API
  • pHAT format board
  • LED data driven via DMA over PWM

You can find the Python library on GitHub.

Sphero Robot Ball

Integrate the fully programmable Sphero Robot Ball into your solution.
You can remote control the movements of the ball with you SmartPhone App.

Have a look at the website to learn more: SDK Documentation


Well, its iBeacons! Need to find out where your devices are, want to know if they are approaching a certain point or even want to track their movement? These little devices might be the solution for you. Last year we didn’t have enough of these so this time we bought 20 of them we hope that’s enough.

ODB Plugs for Cars

Not sure we have cars, but at least we have 5 of these ODB Plugs. We used that stuff in fun projects here at logicline, perhaps you find some cool application as well.

Arduino Starter Kit

There was some demand for more low level electronic equipment last year. So if you dont want to go with the simple Tinkerforge stuff feel free to use the items from these Arduino Starter Kits. Have a look here to find out whats included.

We also provide soldering equipment by the way.