Ticketed event: $35.00
The workshop will be highly interactive and hands-on. Attendees will receive a wi-fi-enabled microcontroller, sensor, and actuator that will be used during the workshop. The major activities are
1. A brief introduction to IoT: what it is and what it can be used for in a research and teaching environment.
2. A series of hands-on experiments with a wi-fi-enabled IoT development board and Thinkspeak, cloud-based data storage and analytics environment.
3. Demonstrating communication protocols by connecting to the cloud to send simulated data and receive data stored in the cloud.
4. Reading from a sensor and send real-time data to the cloud.
5. Using accumulated cloud data to control an actuator (servo motor) or LED or other indicator.
6.. Digging deeper into Thingspeak data and analytics. Attendees will get an introduction to the analytical and visualization tools available to work with large data sets obtained from distributed IoT sensors and systems.
7. Expanding local IoT nodes to interact with both cloud data and other IoT nodes in the immediate environment.
Jeff Branson is a , Field Engineer and Community Development Lead in the Department of Education at Sparkfun Electronics. Jeff has been active in hands-on electronics education for years. He develops curriculum and regularly sponsors workshops involving IoT and other emerging technologies.
Hans Scharler is a founder and designer of ioBridge, creator of Realtime.io and creator of Thingspeak.com. Hans maintains Thingspeak for the Mathworks (creators of MATLAB) where he also writes the Hans on IoT blog.
Gerald Recktenwald is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Portland State University. He has developed microcontroller-based curriculum for undergraduate engineering students and low-cost, hands-on experiments to support inquiry-based and project-based education.