The Open Hardware community is the most promising, democratic effort that can really connect Internet, Things and People. As an open community they are building on top of each other creations, much like the Open Source community in the 90s. Although there are many platforms in use, the most powerful is the Arduino platform and community.
From the Lab we want to help these communities to connect their works to the Internet. Telefónica I+D signed and agreement with Arduino, in order to deliver a series of products, connecting Arduino to the mobile networks.