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November 6 - Day 5: IoT and the Physical Web
Continuing Education Center 
11/6/2015  Post a comment
The word of the day is “beacon.” This lecture will detail the methods required to scratch-build an Eddystone beacon. We will also scratch-build a device that will transport the beacon’s data to a remote device via the cloud.
November 5 - Day 4: Basic for iOS Meets IoT
Continuing Education Center 
11/5/2015  Post a comment
This class will concentrate on connecting “things” to iPhones using the latest version of Anywhere Software’s B4i (Basic for iOS), which allows a designer to create iOS apps without a local Mac computer. We will use B4i to connect iPhones or any iOS device to a Bluetooth Smart- or WiFi-enabled device we will have designed and built earlier in the course.
November 4 - Day 3: Scratch-Building a WiFi-Enabled Device
Continuing Education Center 
11/4/2015  Post a comment
WiFi radio costs have lowered to Bluetooth Smart radio levels, enabling us to build an inexpensive WiFi “thing” in this class. We will fill our device with code that allows it to be monitored and controlled locally or via the Internet.
November 3 - Day 2: Scratch-Building Microchip’s RN4020
Continuing Education Center 
11/3/2015  Post a comment
This class will utilize Microchip’s Curiosity Development Tool, MPLAB X and the MPLAB Code Configurator to assist in the design and assembly of an RN4020-based “thing”. The resultant “thing” design will be able to stand alone or operate under the control of a host PIC microcontroller.
November 2 - Day 1: Tooling Up for Internet of Things
Continuing Education Center 
11/2/2015  Post a comment
This lecture will construct our first “thing” in the weeklong course. In addition to describing the design process, the class will examine the hardware and firmware tools for scratch-building our device. We will code and outfit our “thing” to perform environmental monitoring tasks.
Today’s Full-Featured Radio Modules Make Designing Web Connectivity Easy
7/8/2015  Post a comment
Today’s radio modules enable designer engineers to quickly design wireless connectivity to devices.
June 26 - Day 5: Roll Your Own to Wireless
Continuing Education Center 
6/26/2015  350 comments
Today we focus on designing a base piece of Internet-capable hardware. The design can be used as an entry gateway, an intermediate node, or an exit gateway. We will also code the firmware for the aforementioned nodal functions.
June 25 - Day 4: WICED Use of the Internet
Continuing Education Center 
6/25/2015  371 comments
Technology provided by Anaren shines in this class, as we will drive an Anaren A20737 radio module across the Internet. We will ride the electron highway in luxury aboard Anaren’s new WiFi gateway. Today’s hardware project involves moving the A20737 from the factory demo board to a user-designed printed circuit board.
June 24 - Day 3: Internet Connectivity from Down Under
Continuing Education Center 
6/24/2015  329 comments
The ACKme WiFi networking modules mean Numbat and Wallaby. In this lecture we also will tame an ACKme Bobcat Bluetooth module and watch it walk peacefully with a Numbat module on the Internet trail. This hardware project is based on the ACKme AMW006 (Numbat) module.
June 23 - Day 2: Internet-Based Bluetooth Control
Continuing Education Center 
6/23/2015  371 comments
In this lecture we will design and implement a trans-Internet Bluetooth session using Microchip’s RN4020 Bluetooth Low Energy module. This class also will have you ready for designing and implementing the Bluetooth session’s Internet gateway framework.
June 22 - Day 1: Low-Cost Internet via RF
Continuing Education Center 
6/22/2015  445 comments
This class will demonstrate how an $8 set of ASK radio modules can perform monitor and control operations using the Internet. Our project task for this class will involve designing and building the ASK radio entry and exit Internet gateways.

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