Have your plants tell you when they need watering! In this hands-on class, students will learn how to build and program their very own WiFi-connected devices.
We'll talk about the Internet of Things as a general idea, what kinds of Internet-connected devices you might want to build, and how you can plan your own projects.
Then, we'll get some hands-on experience with the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH, an Arduino-compatible board with a built-in ESP8266 WiFi chip. You'll learn how to connect your project to the Internet, send HTTP requests, and interact with sensors. We'll set up a basic soil sensor and program it to message you when your plant needs watering!
No previous electronics or hardware experience is required. Students should have some programming experience (familiarity with functions, for loops, and variables). Think of this class as a combination intro to physical computing / Arduino and an IoT primer! Your ticket includes all supplies, which you'll get to take home with you.
This class will be taught by NYC Resistor members Bonnie Eisenman and Maya Kutz. As with all NYC Resistor events, this class is 18+ and governed by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct, as well as accessibility information, can be found at www.nycresistor.com/participate/.
Please note that refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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