From 0 to 1: Raspberry Pi and the Internet of Things

Complete beginner with IoT and have no background in technical education? Graduate to the intermediate level with this course from Simpliv. Get to learn the elements of IoT, not just Raspberry Pi. This course focuses on home automation to show how to put IoT to use.

From 0 to 1: Raspberry Pi and the Internet of Things

Course Description

An Internet-Of-Things course for everyone - accessible yet serious, to take you from absolute beginner to a solid intermediate level - built around Home Automation using Raspberry Pi. This is a course is for everyone. You need not be an electrical engineer, or an engineer at all. We explain all engineering or automation concepts from absolute scratch. This is an Internet-of-Things course, not merely a Raspberry Pi course. This is important because we think too many courses end up becoming like manuals for the Raspberry Pi, or the Arduino, or some specific hardware device. This course is careful to generalize. The course takes you to a solid intermediate level. The objective is to get you to a point where if you imagine a really cool IoT application, you will be able to independently figure out how to implement it. We focus... Read More »

An Internet-Of-Things course for everyone – accessible yet serious, to take you from absolute beginner to a solid intermediate level – built around Home Automation using Raspberry Pi. This is a course is for everyone. You need not be an electrical engineer, or an engineer at all. We explain all engineering or automation concepts from absolute scratch.

This is an Internet-of-Things course, not merely a Raspberry Pi course. This is important because we think too many courses end up becoming like manuals for the Raspberry Pi, or the Arduino, or some specific hardware device. This course is careful to generalize.

The course takes you to a solid intermediate level. The objective is to get you to a point where if you imagine a really cool IoT application, you will be able to independently figure out how to implement it.

We focus on Home Automation using Raspberry Pi for our use-cases. This is so that you can immediately put it to use around the home (turn that music down without getting off the couch!).

As with all our courses, this one too is quirky. The examples are irreverent. Lots of little touches: repetition, zooming out so we remember the big picture, active learning with plenty of quizzes. There’s also a peppy soundtrack, and art – all shown by studies to improve cognition and recall.

What’s Covered?

In this Simpliv course, the following is covered:

  • Internet of Things: Sensors, Actuators, Microcontrollers, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Physical Computing, Smart homes
  • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Components, System on a Chip (SOC) , Input Output Interfaces, SD Card / Secondary Storage, Choice of Operating Systems, RISC/CISC Architectures, x86 vs ARM, Raspbian OS installation, Raspbian tour, Linux Shell commands overview, Installing software’s, Connecting to the Internet
  • Physical Computing: Sensors (Photoresistors, Ultrasonic sensors, motion sensors, temperature and humidity sensors), Relays, LEDs, Push buttons, Basics of circuit design, Ohm’s law, RC circuit, GPIO pins, Serial and Parallel interfaces, UART, SPI, I2C, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), Python (RPi DOT GPIO), WiringPi, Node js (RPi-GPIO)
  • Home Automation projects: Measuring Distance, Measuring Light Intensity, Controlling switches with sensors, Controlling switches over local and external networks
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Course Outcomes:
  • Understand what the internet of things and physical computing are
  • Know your way around a Raspberry Pi
  • Use the Raspberry Pi in Home Automation projects
  • Think of different IoT applications and visualize the components needed to build them
  • Do cool things like control switches in their home with their smartphone
Course Details:

Target Audience


  • Anyone who is interested in Internet of Things, Physical computing, hardware hacking and wants to get their hands dirty with real projects

  • Non-engineers / Non-tech persons who are interested in home automation projects or Raspberry Pi

  • People who are looking to understand the details of IoT and want to think of new startup ideas in the IoT space or work in this space

  • Engineers who have book knowledge but want some help with practical application of electronics concepts

Access Timeframe

Lifetime

Prerequisites

No real prerequisites. Beginner level understanding of electric circuits and programming might help but its not mandatory.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Completion

Format of Certification

Digital

Professional Association/Affiliation

Certificates are recognized by the Association of Simpliv

Method of Obtaining Certification

Upon successful completion of a course, the learner can download their certificate from their Learner Dashboard.

Technical Requirements

If you intend to do the physical computing projects, go ahead and purchase a Raspberry Pi - but the course does give you advice on things you might need to get for your automation projects so you can wait to decide as well.

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