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Internet of Things - Using Arduino: Digital Sensing, Controlling & Animatin...
Thu 30 March 2017, 10:00 – 16:30 BST
Internet of Things: Digital sensing, controlling and animating using the Arduino
Manchester Central Library, Performance Space 10am to 4pm
REQUIREMENTS: You need to bring your own fully charged laptop running Windows, OS X (Mac) or Linux. Chromebooks are NOT suitable. Your laptop must have one spare standard (type A) USB port available. Software is required to program the Arduino and should be installed before the course. This can be downloaded from https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/HomePage.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an important and fast developing growth area which requires a combined skill set of hardware, software and data expertise. As the name suggests the IoT can be broken down into two part: the ‘internet' and the ‘things’.
This one day course concentrates on the ‘things’ aspect and uses the popular Arduino micro controller board to introduce interfacing hardware to software. A wide range of input devices (sensors) and output devices (actuators) will be covered, including discussions on the importance of collecting and analysing data. The Arduino is programmed in a c-like language and as a device is suitable to beginners because of the existence of an enormous community of example code.
Some basic electronics will also be introduced, but no pre-existing knowledge is assumed.