Today, we see the proliferation of the Internet of Things (smart, connected devices) into all facets of society. We are entering the age of advanced manufacturing, what is being referred to as Industry 4.0, where predictive analytics, generative design, advanced materials, ubiquitous sensors, and automation/robotics is revolutionizing industries. Where we live, what started out as smart thermostat has become a connected home complete with robotic vacuums, connected appliances, smart security systems, and voice assistants. Our daily routines outside the home will also be revolutionized as the connected city helps us navigate traffic, find parking, optimize public transportation, improve air quality, reduce noise, and enhance public safety. From wearables to autonomous automobiles, technology is impacting every aspect of our lives. Behind all of this is the Internet of Things, low cost yet powerful compute capability, wirelessly connected to each other and the Cloud, and able to sense/influence the environments where we work and live. It is estimated that there will be 1 trillion connected devices by 2035. That is more than 100 smart devices for every person on earth.
The IOT Coding and Product Design Bootcamp will teach students the fundamentals of creating and coding smart connected devices built around low power computer chips. Starting with learning the components needed to build a smart lighting controller, working on devices for smart cities and/or smart manufacturing, and progressing through an original group design projects, students will be exposed to the fundamentals of circuit design, coding, and integration that will accelerate them towards careers in industries that build and/or use IoT devices.