In the fourth event of our series on IoT, we will go through the basics of sensors.
We'll have a look at the types of sensors and common communication protocols, as well as run through a basic workshop to illustrate the use of some analogue sensors.
Your teacher for the evening:
Michael Struwig is a postgraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering student at Stellenbosch University whose curiosity has led to a keen and developed interest in making electronics do things. The result is hands-on experience with everything from Beaglebones to Raspberry Pis and PICs to Arduinos to Teensys and (recently) with IoT Espressif devices. He has programmed FPGAs in VHDL, written low-level code in Assembler and occasionally writes some of the worst C code known to mankind. With a Masters project in on-animal energy harvesting drawing to a close, Michael has gained a large volume of valuable experience with both embedded devices and the peripherals that can turn a good project into a great one.Three ticket options are available:
- a ticket that includes something to eat and drink,
- a ticket that includes sensors to follow the workshop with (vibration sensor, temperature sensor and a light dependant resistor), and
- a ticket that includes the sensors and a nodeMCU development board.
As before, you are welcome to bring along your own hardware, and any project that you're working on to show and discuss with the community.Modern Alchemists
We are a community of people that meet to make, create and do. Anyone that is into art, coding, gaming, electronics, music or any form of making is part of this group. Our meet ups are a chance to interact with likeminded people, skill swap, ask for advice, play games or just drink & eat. They usually involve electronic hacks/builds, speakers, board game nights, computer game competitions, 3Dprinting demos, etc.