Discover controller components, connections and programming and further develop your skills in the Internet of Things.
Statement of Participation
Learn the basics of modern controllers which are the core item for makers, and STEM’s (Science Technology Engineering & Math) participants. These are not just a toy, but a serious tool for inventing; robotics, wearable technology, agri tech, fashion tech, environmental monitoring, advanced manufacturing, and automation.
This unit is part of a series of courses and labs which build knowledge and skills in the area known as the Internet of Things. This covers the monitoring layer, looking at the basics of sensors, links, and controller developer boards.
We will review several controller types, then focus on the Arduino development board. This will include a brief introduction to the; controller component, controller connection options, and the programming options.
This course is a must for anyone involved in the following; STEM’s, computing, IoT, electronics, security systems, home automation, robotics, teaching, automation.
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There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Completion of Fundamentals of IoT is highly recommended.
If participation in further related studies is intended, completion of all related prior units is recommended.
You should be confident using computers and the internet and comfortable learning technical jargon.
“Tinker Labs Arduino Starter Kit” and “Tinker Labs Pi Kit” recommended.
It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
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