$110 – $225

IOT 101: Circuits, Computers, Networks

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132 32nd Street

Suite 108

Brooklyn, NY 11232

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May 13, 15, and 17 from 6:00-9:00pm

Have you ever wished that your plant could tell you when it wanted to be watered? Or maybe you have a project that you'd like to regularly photograph? Or perhaps you need a custom incubator for research? These are all potential applications of the 'Internet of Things' (IoT).

IoT is the extension of the internet into everyday objects and devices. By bringing together electronics, hardware, and internet connectivity, we can realize a wide variety of automated projects, including remote control or monitoring systems.

This class dives into IoT and 'physical computing' by starting with a practical example–an incubator monitor for the laboratory which can send an alert via email, text message or tweet. We will build this device in class over the course of 3 sessions and homework activities. Along the way, you'll learn basic concepts in electronics by doing hands-on activities, including learning about:

  • Voltage, Current and Resistance,
  • building circuits,
  • using multimeters, sensors, and microcontrollers
  • 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!

IoT 101 will prepare you to research and make an Internet-connected device of your own design using open-source tools, publicly-available resources and example projects.

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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