A few weeks ago, back when American Thanksgiving was just in the planning stage, Salesforce Labs kicked off a really fun project: The Salesforce of Things.  The goal was to create examples of “The Internet of Things” using a Salesforce technology as the backbone.  We had 15 great submissions and it’s my honor today to share the grand prize winner with you.

The Grand Prize went to Doug Merrett and Lawrence Ratcliffe of our UK office for their project, Printer + Salesforce + Arduino = Like. You can see it in action below. It’s super cool. I work from home most of the time, and so I don’t run into this problem very much myself. However, I was in our SF office last week, and it happened. Twice. So I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to the use case.

The code for this app is on Github and the repo includes a rather awesome How To guide that shows hardware, software and a whole lot more. Check it out!  If  you have a question or two on the implementation, you should feel free to ask here in comments.  I’m pretty sure I can cajole Doug and Lawrence into answering them.

You should also check out our Chief Scientist JP Rangaswami’s post that puts this event into a much broader context.

I’ll point out a few more projects over the next few days.  Stay tuned!

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