$110 – $225

Building an Internet-Connected Lab

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132 32nd Street

#108

Brooklyn, NY 11232

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This class meets on three consecutive Saturdays: October 20, 27 and November 3 from 10am to 1pm.

The buzzwords "Internet of Things" and "Physical computing" have attracted public attention. This class elucidates the topics using a practical example–an incubator monitor for the laboratory which can send an alert via email, text message or tweet. Students will build this device in class over the course of 3 sessions and homework activities.

The following sub-topics are covered:
1.) What these technological trends are and what problems they can solve
2.) What limitations and security risks exist and how to deal with them
3.) How an enthusiast–novice in hardware, software or both can research and make an Internet-connected device of their own design using open-source tools, publicly-available resources and examples projects.

Along with the “final project” of building the incubator monitor, students will learn basic concepts in electronics by doing hands-on activities, including learning about Voltage, Current and Resistance, building circuits, using multimeters, sensors, microcontrollers and more. They will also study internet-related topics including routers, IP addresses, public and private networks, commands such as “ping”, “netcat” and “nmap”, sending messages on the commandline, setting up a static web server in 10 lines of code, using ssh and more.

The class is meant to be focused, with a "deep dive" into several specifics of electronics and computer networking as well as the "open source", "open hardware" and "maker" communities.

Interested in both biology and electronics since his youth, Waldemar G. Matuska spent most of his adult life as a teacher, translator and system administrator in the telecommunications industry. He recently changed careers, moved to New York to start a company doing what he loves: working with individuals and companies to showing them how to use open-source technologies to build cool (and sometimes useful), internet-connected gadgets. As a member of Genspace, Waldemar participates in the Optogenetics and OpenPlant community projects.

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