IoT Course Content
Introduction to the Internet of Things
Introducing the Internet of Things, the various types of devices connected to the internet, components of IoT devices, design considerations, IoT device and physical world interfacing, hardware and software trade-offs, IoT and how the embedded systems work, working with Big Data, Cloud, Analytics.
The IoT Stack Architecture, the various components and layers, the app, the data processing and platform, the edge and the connected thing or device, aPaaS, data management, middleware, device management, device hub/gateway, sensors, hardware/firmware.
The Arduino Platform
The open source IoT platform built using easy to use hardware and software, Arduino physical board, libraries, the Integrated Development Environment, Arduino Shields various operations like heat and light sensing, GPS, UI display, programming Arduino using C language, controlling external devices using pins on the Arduino board.
The Arduino interface, reading inputs from various sources, providing an output, working with sensors, sensing and controlling the physical world, deploying various types of sensors and connecting it to the Arduino, constant conversion between analog and digital signals for information exchange between the physical and digital domains, programing for this type of signal conversion, Arduino-specific shields, shields software libraries.
The Raspberry Pi Platform
Introduction to Raspberry Pi, single-board computer, the Operating System, user interface, advanced networking, deploying compute-intensive IoT, setting up the Raspberry Pi environment, Python coding for the Raspberry Pi, deploying Python-based Integrated Development Environment, tracing and debugging Python code.
Raspberry Pi Interfacing
Interfacing the Raspberry Pi with the physical world, introducing the various input and output devices, various protocols like USB, HDMI and Ethernet for information exchange, controlling physical devices like motors, sensors, thermostats, switches, converting analog signal to digital signal and vice-versa, Raspberry Pi expansion boards for building complex hardware setup
Introduction to IoT Sensors, the role they play in getting the IoT systems work efficiently, micro-electromechanical systems revolutionizing IoT sensors, the range of sensors including proximity, temperature, electric, mechanical, acoustics, acceleration, etc., smart sensors to help streamline analytics and connectivity in the modern world.
The vast array of communication and information exchange methodology for IoT, including Bluetooth, WiFi, Near Field Communication, Zigbee, Z-Wave, Cellular, Thread, etc., getting the various communication protocols and interoperability between various devices for a seamless system.
Coding for the various components of the IoT system, coming up with a micro-controller-based embedded system, building and testing it extensively, the various programming aspects of interfacing with the physical world, system design, microcontrollers, coming up with new and creative ways to solve a problem using coding.
IoT Security & Design
Introduction to IoT design for end-to-end security, hack-proof methods, security of information exchange and networking, software updates, error reporting, centrally deployed software and firmware, infrastructure to meet current and future demands, user updates, rolling updates, rolling back security updates, separate channel for security from regular updates, software testing, testing of third-party services, end-user testing initiatives, support and user onboarding, edge processing, secure data management, collection and retention, legal and regulatory compliances.
Domain – IoTObjective – To control RaspberryPi board using Python and blink an LED light
Domain – IoTObjective – To control LED light with a small pushbutton switch using Arduino Uno board