This course demonstrates how to design, build and deploy WiFI connected IoT devices. It introduces you to a low cost ESP8266 IoT computer, shows you how to configure the ESP8266 using the Arduino IDE (integrated development environment), explains the Grove "no-soldering-required" prototyping system, and leads you through two start-to-finish IoT projects. Designed for learners with a very basic understanding of programming, electronic components (resistors, switches, etc.), and the interconnection between servers and browsers, this course requires the following IoT hardware and software: Arduino IDE, ESP8266 SDK, the Adafruit Huzzah, an FTDI Cable, and a set of Grove prototyping devices. Each requirement is explained at the beginning of the course.
Gain a fundamental understanding of the Internet of Things-the IoT
Build two working IoT prototypes using off the shelf components
Learn to set up, configure, and program an ESP8266 IoT computer using the Arduino IDE
Understand how to build an IoT web server
Practice creating complex IoT devices using the Grove "no-soldering" prototyping system
Learn to use the IOT messaging protocol (MQTT) with the Raspberry Pi and the Adafruit.io platforms
Dr. John C. Shovic, a 30+ year veteran of the electronics and computer industries, is CTO and Co-Founder of SwitchDoc Labs, a company specializing in producing cool products for the small computer maker movement (Raspberry Pi, Arduinos and others). He's founded many successful companies (TriGeo Network Security, Blue Water Technologies, etc.); served as Professor of Computer Science at Eastern Washington University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho; and has published 50+ papers on topics ranging from computer security to embedded systems and more.
Dr. John C. Shovic is currently Chief Technical Officer of SwitchDoc Labs, LLC, a software and hardware engineering company producing specialized products and designs for the small computer industry maker movement (Raspberry Pi, Arduinos and others). He has worked in industry for over thirty years and has founded multiple companies: Advance Hardware Architectures, TriGeo Network Security, Blue Water Technologies, InstiComm, LLC, SwitchDoc Labs, LLC and bankCDA. He has also served as a Professor of Computer Science at Eastern Washington University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho. Dr. Shovic has given over 70 invited talks and has published over 50 papers on a variety of topics on HIPAA, GLB, computer security, computer forensics, embedded systems and others.