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IoT4Community: An Interactive way to learn what the Internet of Things (IoT) is!

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Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the core pillars in today’s modern computing. It is a multidisciplinary field that makes technologies like smart watches, driverless cars, home automation, Tele-robotics and more, possible through a combination of embedded electronics, the Internet, and Cloud Computing. Thus, it is very challenging to learn what it is, what can it do, and how you can start building your own!

As a joint effort between Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, IEEE Sarawak Sub-Section, the SUTS Computer Science Club and IEEE Swinburne Student Branch, the aim of this workshop is to raise your awareness of this awesome new field in Computing and how you can continue to find out how to make your own IoT creations.

Workshop Date & Time

Date : Saturday, 20th November 2021
Time : 2:00PM – 5:00PM [3 Hours]

This online workshop is short interactive lesson where you will learn how to:

  1. Experiment with basic electronic “Things” powered by Arduino using TinkerCAD, without needing to buy anything yet!
  2. Use a minicomputer (Raspberry Pi) via Remote Control through the Internet!
  3. Preview what a basic IoT Houseplant Management system looks like (you can interact with it)!

By the end of the workshop, you will know:

  1. What IoT is, and what you can do with it.
  2. How use TinkerCAD to continue learning Electronics and Microcontrollers on your own.
  3. What Remote Desktop is, and what you can use it for.
  4. Where to get Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and other Parts and find out how to make your own IoT projects.
Participation:

This workshop is Free of Charge (FoC) and is open to all Secondary School Students & Teachers. However due to the limited number seats, we can only accommodate 20 participants comfortably, so sign up as soon as you can.

To Sign up please fill in this Survey + Registration Form (https://forms.gle/EDeUC7Z1pgZmJSDx9) so we can add you into our system! Once complete, we will send you a Confirmation Email that contains everything you need for the workshop.

Requirements

To fully experience the workshop content, you must prepare the following:

  1. A 2nd Monitor or another PC/Tablet for the Zoom Meeting, so you can use your primary PC for the lesson at the same time.
  2. Either use the Web-version or install Zoom (Download here: https://zoom.us/).
  3. If you don’t have a TinkerCAD account, you need to make one It’s free. Register here: https://www.tinkercad.com/join). Check your Email to verify it for TinkerCAD.
  4. You need to make a RealVNC account. (This is free too. Register here: https://manage.realvnc.com/en/). Check your Email to verify it for RealVNC.
  5. Download and Install VNC Viewer program for your PC. (Download here: https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/)

For more information, please feel free to contact me (Dr. Mark Tee) at mtktsun@swinburne.edu.my.

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Ong Chin Ann
Executive Committee Member (Communication & Promotion), IEEE Sarawak Subsection 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, IEEE Senior Member

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