The Internet of Things (IoT) is a quickly growing technology field- you’ve probably heard of “smart” or “connected” devices like a smart thermostat, a coffee maker you can program from your phone, or children’s toys that “talk” to each other. What do these terms mean, what is the technology used in these devices, and how can they be used in manufacturing, health care, agriculture, and city planning?
IoT connects (the internet) the power of technology to the physical world (things). Using powerful but low-cost sensors and microcontrollers, you can create devices that respond to their environment and collect and track data about those conditions and responses. Consider a smart pothole detector to help cities maintain their roads: a small sensor installed on city fleet vehicles tracks the rotation and vibration patterns of the wheels, while also logging GPS coordinates. This information is transmitted through the Cloud to a dashboard on an app, and maintenance crews can see the exact location where patterns are disrupted and send out a repair team. A sensor connected to a dust collection system in a factory can track particulates in the air and automatically turn on the ventilation system when particulates hit a certain level and log the conditions and intervals of system use. A sensor embedded in the soil can wirelessly transmit moisture readings to a dashboard that farmers can reference to more efficiently track irrigation patterns and water their crops.
In addition to learning to code smart devices in C++, IoT students will learn how to build them. The bootcamp covers electric circuits and soldering for circuit boards and is taught at FUSE Makerspace. You will have training on and access to Solidworks 3D design software, 3D printers, laser cutters, and wood and metal fabrication equipment. This bootcamp is a hands-on experience and a great pathway for students transitioning from manufacturing and mechanical work to the technology field; students who want to work in robotics; and artists, tinkerers, and anyone interested in the how and why of the way things work.
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The IoT Coding and Hardware Design Bootcamp will teach you the fundamentals of creating and coding smart connected devices built around low-power computer chips.
Throughout the bootcamp, you will hear from industry experts on the current trends and use cases involving IoT. Students will demonstrate their learning and projects to a group of prospective employers.
Dr. Rashap spent nearly a quarter of century at Intel Corporation where he was most recently the General Manager of Corporate Services for the Americas Region. In this role, he was responsible for Intel physical infrastructure and facilities in the United States and Canada, including three large manufacturing sites. His team managed facilities operations, building services, construction, environmental health and safety, and on-site employee conveniences. In addition, he had managed Intel’s aviation program and drove an internal drone operations program to improve safety, cost, and productive. Brian’s past roles include running the manufacturing operations for Intel’s highest volume wafer fabrication facility, as well as leading the engineering to ramp Intel’s High-K / Metal Gate technology into high volume manufacturing. Throughout his Intel career, Brian drove the implementation of technology and IoT to improve building, manufacturing, facilities, and building capabilities and performance.
Prior to Intel, Brian received his B.S.E., M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. His doctoral work focused on the application of Control Theory to improving semiconductor manufacturing processes. He worked at the NASA Langley Research Center on control of large unmanned space structures, as well as autonomous space-based robotics. Brian has been involved in helping entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. He is an Angel Investor and a member of the board of directors of an Albuquerque-based technology start-up company. Additionally, he is a member of a board of a Santa Fe-based start-up accelerator for cultural entrepreneurs.
After you have completed this bootcamp, you will receive a certificate of completion, not a degree. You can receive Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) from Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) if you do decide to later pursue a degree, getting free credit for classes that are similar to what you learned in the bootcamp. Learn more about non-credit to credit CPL at CNM.