200 Lines of Code Saves 20 000 EUR

My student Joram Puumala wrote a program to automatically configure routers. The CEO of NDC Networks, Markus Ahonen: “NDC is expecting to deliver over 5000 routers during 2018, so the calculable savings in direct effort are significant. Especially as handling … Continue reading

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Configuration Management Course Awards 2017: Most slaves: Tommi, most OSes: Matias

Tommi Timonen had the most slaves, a total of 1478 computers. He had 20 physical computers running many virtual computers each. Congratulations Tommi! Tommi also took second place with his previous setup of 639 computers. Third place was Tatu Erkinjuntti … Continue reading

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Automaticaly Build Penetration Testing Environment – Kali, Metasploitable, Vagrant

My student Toni Jääskeläinen developed a PenTest environment that can be set up automatically. Based on my idea, it’s distributed as a single Vagrantfile. Using pentest tools requires special care and skill, as even mistakes with some of these tools … Continue reading

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Automation of Router Configuration with Python & SSH

My student Joram is automating router configuration for NDC Networks. Joram configures Advantech B+B routers for NDC’s clients. The configuration is done using custom built Python Paramiko SSH script. The routers are configured for clients of NDC, an 8 person … Continue reading

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Tommi’s 639 Puppet Slaves

My student Tommi tested Puppet with 639 slaves. Tommi is running some 20 physical computers with about 30 virtual computers each. Tatu has 263 slaves – on a single physical machine with a huge swap file. Who will get 640 … Continue reading

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Top Configuration Management Systems – Puppet vs Salt vs Ansible vs Chef

The leading configuration management systems compared: Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt. My students Joona, Jori, Eero and Jarkko gave a presentation and demonstrated each system. ArcticCM provisioned and configured a couple of Linux desktops and servers, and also configured some Windows … Continue reading

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Raspberry Mirror Shows Weather and News

Walk in front of a mirror, and it shows you the weather. Kuvastin is a Raspberry Pi based magic mirror with news feeds and weather. Half year course Monialaprojekti has just started, so I’m pretty happy to see students already … Continue reading

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Self Balancing Robot, an Apple or a Banana? Prototype Workshop Demo Day

From self balancing robots to sun seeking solar panels, prototype workshop had it all. Feedback was excellent 4.8 out of 5. Thanks! Also check the free text feedback.

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Kim & Max Won the Wellbeing Hackathon – with Robot Vision

Kim & Max Salmi won the Wellbeing Hackathon 2016. Their solution uses cheap webcam to detect old people falling and alert help. The implementation is Python and OpenCV, so you can easily read his work without being an expert in … Continue reading

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Machine Vision, Robots & Fish Food

My embedded course was just finished. Student projects included (some reports are in Finnish) Nosy Neighbor (Hanna Hoffren) Human Fall Detection with Machine Vision (Kim Salmi) Automatic Plant Watering (Ilari Porma & Henrik Huhtaluoma) Rage-O-Meter (Antti Stenman) BatVision (Tatu Polvinen … Continue reading

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Room Status Remotely with OfficeIOT – Haaga-Helia Student Project with Martela

My negotiation rooms are reserved, but is anyone actually there? What’s the utilization rate? OfficeIOT project helps you. It senses if people are in the room and sends this information to a server in the cloud. Users can then log … Continue reading

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Innovation Projects on Haaga-Helia Square

Some quick snapshots from Haaga-Helia Event Square. Students are showing their projects on Innovative Project -course.

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Project PortfolioApp – Investment Portfolio Risk/Reward Comparison

You bought some stocks and funds. Did you buy the right ones? Project PortfolioApp compares your investment portfolio to indexes, funds and peer group.

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Esineiden internetistä projektien seurantaan – Innovointiprojekti bus4tn004-6 syksyllä 2015

Haaga-Helian opiskelijat tekevät innovointiprojektin. Koko projekti suunnittelusta toteutuksen kautta julkaisuun tapahtuu syksyn aikana.

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12 000 Installs for Student Android Game

My student Ville Valta wrote a hangman game – and got 12 000 installs on Google Play. It’s in Finnish, Hirsipuu Suomi. But I like his Upstream Challenge even better. If you want to learn our weird language, Elmo’s SuomiSanakirja … Continue reading

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Verkkomaksut Suomessa – vertailu

Opiskelijani Jari Laurila vertaili suomalaisten verkkomaksujen kustannuksia. Uusi tulokas Holvi.com on vertailun edullisin pienillä tapahtumamäärillä. Katso myös hinnasto, NY artikkeli. Vertailussa mainitaan 11 maksun käsittelijää, joista kuusi hintansa julkaissutta on vertailtu: Luottokunta, Suomen Verkkomaksut, Checkout, Maksuturva, E-maksut ja Holvi.com. Muut … Continue reading

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Memory Game in Whole Helsinki

Play memory game – using the whole Helsinki as a map! My students Panu Koskela and Henry Kokko submitted their game to Apps4Finland. Competition entry on Apps4Finland Youtube video Free Android Download on Google Play

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Virtualize Servers with KVM, Cloudmin and Ubuntu

My students Antti Ollila, Sakarias Hiltunen and Juha Salminen virtualized some servers. They set up a web interface that creates new virtual servers with a click of a button. After trying some alternatives, they ended up using KVM and Cloudmin. … Continue reading

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Administering 30 Computer Ubuntu Network

Would you like to install a small, 30 computer network? And manage it, in an automatic way? My students Armens, Henri and Panu decided to answer that question. Their blog has opened at Awaseconfigurations.Wordpress.Com Currently, they are playing with tools … Continue reading

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100 kg Arduino Sentry Robot

My student Touko Laakso is building a 100 kg sentry robot with Arduino. He is taking part in Haaga-Helia course “Making a prototype” (bus4tn002-2 Tuotekehitysprosessi). 100 kg Arduino Sentry Robot Blog: sentrybot.blogspot.com. You can learn to design and build your … Continue reading

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SnowFinch does web analytics

Free realtime web analytics now has a name: SnowFinch. It’s a bird. You might have seen one – it’s lumivarpunen in Finnish. Follow Joaos realtime web analytics software in blog.snowfinch.net.

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55 Computer Cloud – with Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud

The cloud at its biggest was about 55 nodes. When trying out the Folding@Home, we successfully installed Origami on 64 VM instances. Arttu got Irssi IRC-client and WordPress client running in the VMs, but due to the lack of backups and/or snapshot functionality, … Continue reading

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