How to Develop Internet of Things Devices

IoT in an exciting space and it is going to touch most parts of our lives sooner or later. Companies, entrepreneurs, integrator’s, enthusiasts as well as students all are looking to get in this space.

I want to add my 2 cents in demystifying some part of this huge canvas and enable folks to start building IoT products. There is a huge opportunity and I want to help folks and including myself to take the leap.

I have built an video based, hands on enabler course, It will help you to create IoT products from scratch and help you to take it to the market.

We will start with basics of hardware, sensors, software, connecting to internet, PCB design, casing and build 3 Product s from 3 use cases from different verticals.

The course is hosted on Udemy and Teachable. It has in total 72 lectures and 5.5 hours of video tutorials. I have enabled around 10 lectures for a free review.

Link to course.

A special $24 coupon from the original price of  $199 for IoT Worm members and readers can be availed from here (valid till 15 march)

The course has 12 Segments and Below is a gist.

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Segment 1:  IOT Introduction (Get Excited)

We will start with the what, why, when, Use cases, Opportunities, Target Market, Deniro($$$) in the IoT market.

I will walk you through the entire course structure, how its laid out, what we will do , the motivation behind the sequence and you will get to understand the products we will make in this course

Segment 2: IOT bare bones

Let’s hit ground, get comfortable with basics of IOT, Understand Layers, TCP/IP Protocols, Hardware, Software and how they work together.

Ever wondered how Internet works ?? I did, so I did a lecture just on that.

I will introduce you to 3 main pieces of IOT at  50,000 feet level

Hardware( Micro controllers) = Arduino Uno, Nano. Sensors, Actuators.

Shields: Ethernet, wifi shields.

Software = Arduino IDE

Hardware + Shields + Software = Amazing IOT products.

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Segment 3: Working with Electronics, Internet , Soldering and more

When I started with IOT it was a bit daunting, I was clueless as to where to start, It had been over a decade  since I saw a bread board after my engineering!!

This section helps  speeds up your process of learning, understanding,  using, sensors,Actuators, Ethernet, Wifi Shields, soldering and more.

Segment 4: Working with Software – Get to know the Arduino IDE

Getting the hardware to work is one part of the equation. The magic lies in the software.

I taught myself to program over a period of time, anybody can teach themselves with a bit of motivation, patience and perseverance.

The goal of this section is the get you the fundamentals and enable to get started with programming and develop a base to understand the code we will write in this course.

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Segment 5 and 6: Working with Cloud DB, Platforms, Services

WIFI/Ethernet + Cloud DB +Mobile Apps = Exciting!

There are different levels of IOT devices, at some point you will have to use a cloud DB, Create a service, Build an App or a Platform/Protocols to talk to other devices.

Some smart people have built all these already. Some are free, some are free for some time.

To get the initial velocity , we will see what are the different cloud options like Carriots, BLYNK, Temboo, available and how to use them with your IOT devices.

Of course there will be a point when you need to build your own platform, perhaps you might want to focus on Intranet or intranet/internet  both together. That will be a good problem to have and you can figure it when you get there.

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Segment 7 to 9: Let’s build IOT products already

You now have all the required information to start building. Section 7-9 we will build 3 products.

Product 1 – Smart lights and devices — Home Automation

We will use NodeMCU,LDR with BLYNK APP, design, build, code, produce and install Smart controller for lights, fans and other devices

Product 2 – Motion detector with email notification – Building Safety

We will use NodeMCU,PIR Motion sensor, Carriots to  design, build, code, produce and install Smart Motion detector for commercial and Home use cases

Product 3 – Panic Alarm for the Elderly – – Healthcare Industry

We will use NodeMCU,Buttons, LED, Wearble casing, design, build, code, produce  Panic Alarm

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Segment 10: You’ve finished your hardware and software development, and now let’s see how to start manufacturing

We will see how to use fritzing to design  your PCB for mass production, I will take you through who is a Contract Manufacturer and how you can contact them.

Segment 11: Certification

Want to launch your product at a global level to a wide customer base? ,wait do you have Certification ? This lecture will introduce us to the different certifications around the globe, requirement, cost, timelines.

Segment 12: Kicstarter + Meet the Angels + College Grads + Trouble Shooting

If you have come all this way then you might have a great idea or a product ready. Depending on the stage you are in you might need to raise initial capital, or if you already have traction you might be looking for a bigger funding.

I believe in boot strapping, there are other ways too. We will see who are angel’s, VC’s and how then can help you with your funding.

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We also have amazing platforms like kick starter, where you can raise funds from people all over the world. If they feel you product is good they might fund you, we will see how to go about setting up and raising capital with kickstarter.

This course could be a starting point or speed up that amazing idea you have.

So what are you going to build today?

A special $24 coupon for IoT WORM (valid till 15 march)from the original price of  $199 for members and readers.

 

Happy IoTing.

 

 

 

 

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