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Get A Chance To Work With The IoT Starter Kit!

THE AT&T IoT STARTER KIT INCLUDES:
PREPAID SIM, FAST LTE, 12C PORT, CELLULAR SHIELD, HUMIDITY SENSOR, TEMPERATURE SENSOR, ARDUINO COMPATIBLE PINOUT, AND HOST BOARD.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCALE FROM PROTOTYPE TO PRODUCTION COMES IN THE KIT. WHETHER THIS IS YOUR FIRST IoT PROJECT OR YOUR HUNDREDTH, AT&T IoT STARTER KIT WAS CREATED FOR YOU.

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Some knowledge of coding is required to participate in this class (basic coding for Arduino or some simple C or JavaScript). 

THE PROJECT

THIS BOOTCAMP IS DESIGNED TO BE HANDS ON. WE WILL FOCUS ON BUILDING A SMALL SAMPLE WEATHER STATION. THE STATION WILL MEASURE TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, LOCATION AND WINDFORCE. WE WILL REPORT THE RESULTS TO M2X AND DISPLAY THE DATA IN A SIMPLE WEBPAGE CONFIGURED THROUGH FLOW. 

PROGRAM OUTLINE

WEEK 1: THE THING

AS AN INTRODUCTION, WE WILL RUN THROUGH THE BASICS OF THE PHYSICAL FRDM K64F PLATFORM. THEN WE WILL COMPILE AND UPLOAD A STANDARD BLINK PROGRAM. 

WEEK 2: THE INTERNET

WE WILL BUILD ON THE FIRST WEEK’S ACHIEVEMENTS BY INTRODUCING THE CLOUD BASED COMPONENTS OF THE AT&T STARTER KIT INCLUDING GLOW, M2X, APIs, WEBSOCKETS. WE WILL ALSO BRIEFLY OVERVIEW THE AVAILABLE DATA SOURCES THAT A DEVELOPER CAN UTILIZE. 

WEEK 3: GETTING IT ONTO THE INTERNET

FOR THE FINAL WEEK, WE WILL BUILD A SMALL WEATHER STATION DEVICE THAT IS CAPABLE OF LOGGING TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, WIND, AND LOCATION DATA. UTILIZING THE K64F & M2X, WE WILL ACCESS THE DATA WITH FLOW AND DISPLAY THE INFORMATION ON A SIMPLE WEBPAGE. 

Details & What to Bring

DATES: Tues & Thurs, March 7-23rd, 6:30-9:00 pm

Be sure to bring your laptop with you to class

This class is targeting those who have at least a beginner level coding background (work, school, or hobbyist; this includes Arduino).  C/C++ experience is strongly recommended but not required.  Basic electronics experience is also a plus, but not required (think “Blink” for an LED).

About The Instructor

Hey, I’m Nile.  I’ve been frequenting the Hacker Lab for somewhere between 2 & 3 years and teaching classes ranging from IoT Development with the Intel Edison to Woodshop to Lasercutting.  I have a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from UC Davis and worked on numerous projects for the Hacker Lab & 3rd party companies alike.

I love electronics, tinkering, CAD design, building, coding, creating, breaking, limit-finding, long walks on the beach, candy, collaboration, & community and much more.