BOSCH – Hackathon Stuttgart Visionary Sponsor 2019

BOSCH is a leading global supplier of technology and services headquartered in Stuttgart.

We’re proud of being part of the 2019 Hackathon. It will be fun to see all the ideas being implemented and it’s pretty cool to see this happening in Stuttgart. We hope to see more of this!

Learn more about the Bosch Group on our global website.

BOSCH – Visionary Sponsor – 5th time in a row

This year again, BOSCH will be sponsoring the Hackathon Stuttgart as a Visionary Sponsor and we would like to say thank you! We’re really looking forward to the repeating comfortable collaboration!

For our hackers we have a short introduction of the company:

What we do

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. We employ roughly 410,000 associates worldwide and generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. Our operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.

As a leading IoT company, we offer innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. We use our expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer our customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. Our strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

1. Why are we back at the Hackathon Stuttgart?

As a leading provider in the Internet of Things (IoT), Bosch offers innovative solutions for Smart Home, Smart City, Connected Mobility and Industry 4.0. With our expertise in sensor technology, software and services as well as our own IoT cloud, we are able to offer our customers networked and cross-domain solutions from a single source. The strategic goal of the Bosch Group is to provide solutions for connected life. Bosch improves people’s quality of life worldwide with innovative and exciting products and services.

In our view, hackathons have the potential to make an important contribution to the digital transformation of large companies. Speed and agility are key factors for us at Bosch and accelerate the transformation into a modern software company. The hands-on, practice-oriented character of hackathons enables us as a company to experience our future in a motivating way. The Hackathon also provides participants with a great opportunity to gain insight into some of our most innovative areas, such as automated driving and the Bosch IoT world.

2. What are our expectations?

At Hackathons, experts from a wide variety of industries and companies come together to look for different ways to solve a technical challenge.  We hope to get in touch with such experts, because the views of people who apply their skills and mindset to the Hackathon are particularly important to us. In addition, as experts we are always happy to make contacts with new experts.

3. Why have we been a loyal Hackathon sponsor since 2015?

Hackathons offer us the opportunity to make personal and uncomplicated contact with enthusiasts from the software and technology sector. As a company we are always at the cutting edge of current technologies and are continuously pushing innovations in the most up-to-date fields such as automated driving and IoT. The Stuttgart Hackathon is an ideal platform for the exchange of knowledge and innovations, so sponsoring is an ideal basis for us.

Technologies to work with

The Corporate Sector Information Systems and Services is more than happy to support the Hackathon Stuttgart already the fifth time since 2015.

This year we teamed up with our Business Division Chassis Systems Control, Power Tool, Thermo Technic and the Startup Cobi.Bike.

Chassis Systems Control will offer you the chance to get deeper insights into “Autonomous Driving @ Bosch:”

Use our hardware to build and program your own driving vehicle (… well robot)!
However, there are some things you and your team should ideally bring, to get out the most of our hardware.


  • Ideally you have already worked a little with ROS (Robotic Operating System) and have it pre-installed on your Linux computer. Since the robots have
    linux control units, some *basic* Linux shell skills are key – e.g.
  • Preferably you code C++ or Python LIKE A BOSCH (or at least very close to it :)). This will help you get the most out of the robots.
  • Feel free to bring more sensors with you to create the best use case EVER. The world is at your “wheels”.


+ Erle Rover 2x

+ Amigo Bots 5x

+ a bunch of native and external sensors and computing power (e.g. Camera, Lidar, Udoo x86 Advanced Plus, Erle Brain, SD Cards, Wifi Router…)

+ a bunch of supporting stuff (Powerbanks, Wifinetworkcards, wires, adapters mounting plates)

+ Further More we will provide a repository that will help you to get things connected and done. In this repository you will find all the code you need to
move the robot around (basic movement) and display the values from the sensors in ROS (for example Lidar). Be sure you are familiar with Git –
for everyone else get started with

Good to know:

In case you feel overwhelmed by the hardware, several of our best developers might give you a hand. Just ask us! – It is our pleasure to welcome you, your team and your code and your cool ideas!

Bosch TT & our Developer Portal will offer you the chance to get deeper insights of Smart Home technologies like temperature control

Use our hardware to upgrade buildings and homes and make them smarter. With our Smart Home technology, you
will be able to measure and control the indoor temperature and humidity LIKE A BOSCH.


Which data is available?

  • Room temperature
  • Room target temperature
  • User mode


  • Easy Control of Bosch à Smart Thermostat
  • Heating system simulation box


  • Open API specification on Bosch Developer Portal as Swagger
  • Postman Collection


  • There is no specific tooling required to interface the API. Any IDE can be used.
  • API can be used with any programming language that allows to do http requests (GET, PUT, POST…), e.g. Python, Java, JavaScript …
  • A REST client like Postman or any other REST client can be helpful for testing.

Good to know:

  • EasyControl of Bosch à
  • Bosch Thermotechnology API à
  • Bosch Developer Portal Community à

We are looking forward what you would like to do, your ideas, code & concepts, …

Drive your bike LIKE A BOSCH, with COBI.Bike and our DevKit. We provide you a collection of Open Source components to develop modules for COBI – the perfect fusion of smartphone and bike.


  • Our COBI.Bike SDK is quiet easy to use you only need HTML5

Good to Know:

Possible use cases: :

  • Create an accident detection mechanism that sends an SMS to a predefined contact in case of fall.
  • Create a concept similar to the Ping Module ( that uses Whatsapp instead of SMS.
  • Trigger an action by connecting the thumb controller with a device like a RaspberryPi (e.g: open the garage door by clicking on the main button).
  • Create a calories counter that offers the user rewards based on the amount of calories burnt (and maybe highlights in a map where you may get them).
  • Create a portal for companies in which its employees may compete to see who burns the biggest amount of calories / who rides the largest distance.
  • Develop a heart rate tracker that sends warnings to the user based on his/her age and weight if it goes too high.

Bosch Power Tools will bring the following tools:

Bosch GWS 18V -10 SC

Key Product Features

  • Small angle grinder delivers power equal to a 1,000 W corded grinder via EC brushless motor and ProCORE18V battery
  • Drop Control, KickBack Control, and intelligent brake system provide maximum user protection and convenience
  • Bluetooth module for setting adjustments via Toolbox app; user interface for active tool feedback and speed selection
  • Further product information

Bosch Indego S+

Key Product Features

  • LogiCut function maps the lawn and cuts in efficient parallel lines
  • SmartMowing avoids unhealthy weather conditions
  • Native app control for simple and convenient operation
  • Perfect for small-to-medium gardens
  • Easy to manage and maintain a beautiful lawn – autonomously
  • Further product information