IOT Summer School – Deconstr...

A few days a go, our summer school participants learned to tackle humidity sensors, gather values and apply filters to get signals. A humidity sensor, also called a hygrometer, measures and regularly reports the relative humidity in the air. They may be used in homes for people with illnesses affected by humidity; as part of home heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; and in humidors or wine cellars. Humidity sensors can also be used in cars, office and industrial AC systems, and in meteorology stations to report and predict weather. A humidity sensor senses relative humidity. This means that it measures both air temperature and moisture. Relative humidity, expressed as a percent, is the ratio of actual moisture in the air to the highest amount of moisture air at that temperature can hold. The warmer the air is, the more moisture it can hold, so relative humidity changes with fluctuations in temperature. Here’s what it looked like:

IOT Summer School - an intro t...

Do success stories usually depict a group of geniuses in a small studio learning to handle state-of-the-art gear overnight? The real world politely nods its head. Real success stories are based on those rather untold, behind-the-scenes stories about hard work, trial and error sessions, long nights and dedicated teams. And most of all, they are based on courage, ambition and perseverance. We keep emphasizing on these things because it’s easy to get hyped when it comes to new ideas in tech, but let’s keep in mind that becoming a maker or getting close to inventing something completely new has much more to do with a specific state of mind than a case of overnight luck. This is actually one of the messages that the IOT Summer School is trying to promote. The 3rd day had passed and our ambitious attendees began learning how to tackle distance sensors and connect them to LCD Displays, with the help of the amazing Wyliodrin team. Some more advanced action implying some gas sensors also took place. Everything is being taught with patience and received wih passion. Great things will happen, just stand by for more news! Here’s how it went, in pictures:

IOT Summer School – ‘tis t...

Let’s be honest, to go straight from college exams and into a summer school with almost no break, well that takes…guts. It means you’re one of those people who want to go the extra mile and put their brains to work while others chill on sunny beaches and put theirs to rest. What we’re saying is that everything you do, whether a new challenge or a well-deserved break, it’s a matter of choice. This post is about those who chose more – and about what we have in store for them. The first day of IOT Summer school was a new start. After we all got to know each other, Alex Radovici from Wyliodrin made a short intro about the start-up and then it went straight to electronics recap (from signals to sampling to Electricity ABCs and more) as a way to smoothen the participants’ entry into visual hardware programming. Each of the 20 participants got to learn the basics of programming an Intel Edison board using a very simple and user-friendly interface, shaping the idea that hardware programming is way more accessible nowadays, it just takes some interest and proper guidance. Here’s how it all went, in pictures: