Smart City Lego Model Project

Connected Adelaide

Adelaide is already a wonderful city in which to live, work, learn and visit. Smart, new technology offers the potential to improve our experience with the city. Technology will also allow us to better manage our resources and natural environment.

In order to engage the people of Adelaide in a conversation about smart cities, we’re proud to showcase Connected Adelaide. Connected Adelaide is a LEGO model with working technology that demonstrates Adelaide as a smart city, including:

  • Smart parking
  • Smart lighting
  • Energy monitoring
  • Water quality management

Connected Adelaide has been led by Buddy, built by Southern Bricks Lego User Group with technology created by the University of Adelaide and has been supported by the following organisations: Microsoft and the Office for Design and Architecture.


Lego model photography by Michael Smith.

A Smarter, Better Connected City

Buddy is really proud to be headquartered here in Adelaide. Connected Adelaide was an exciting project to be able to support locally, with contributions from a range of businesses and communities. At Buddy, we’re inspired by the positive impact that technology continues to have in people’s lives and this is a fun way to explain to people how technology will transform our cities in the future

Adam Schultz - MD, Buddy

Adelaide Smart City Events

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    Wed, 24 May 2017

    Minor Works Building

    Learning from an experienced panel of legal minds, this event will provide some guiding legal and intellectual property principles to founders who are seeking to establish high growth start-ups. The event will touch...

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    Fri, 26 May 2017

    Torrens Uni, 88 Wakefield St

    Hackers, hipsters and hustlers and humanitarians are invited to co-create tech solutions for refugees living in South Australia. The Adelaide Smart City Studio is proud to be sponsoring this weekend-long hackathon e...

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  • Telstra Australian Smart Communities Conference

    Mon, 29 May 2017

    Adelaide Convention Centre

    The Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA) facilitates, promotes and advises on how communities can build liveable, sustainable, workable smart cities. We put our citizens, local businesses and stakeholders...

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