Learn Sensor Technology Online | Internet of Things (IoT)
StepUp – SmartCity Bot is an intermediate level program in sensor technologies. This unique course
includes Arduino projects, Snap! programming and a brief introduction to internet of things (IOT) or
it can be known as Sensor Course for Kids. We have stepped into the ‘smart’ era. Increasingly
sensors are part of our daily lives – from smart TVs to smart phones, from smart wearables to
intelligent cars – sensors make our everyday lives easier.
Smart watering for your balcony garden. In our busy lives, how can we keep track of watering the plants? Well, with SenseBot, kids can monitor the moisture levels in plants by using soil moisture sensor. When moisture level drops below a threshold, an automated motor can be triggered on to pump water to the starving plants!
Smart alcohol detection to avoid ‘drunken driving’! Drunken driving is a menace, we can do without. With SenseBot, kids can create an alcohol detection module that can alert when the gas sensor senses alcohol in the close vicinity. The same sensor can also be used to monitor gas leakage.
Internet of things (IOT). Both above projects are just preview to the many interesting projects kids can learn and perform with StepUp course. When these sensors or dumb terminals are connected to internet, they talk! Imagine the soil moisture sensor sending you an alert to your smart phone. Even better, letting you control how much water to pump through a mobile app. Now thats IOT in practice.
SmartCity Bot comes with a unique SmartCity layout, an Arduino Mega 2560 micro controller, a Modo customised shield that makes it easier to connect all components and sensors. Included in the kit are 9 sensors and a servo motor pack.
Prerequisite: Kids who have completed Modo JumpStart course are ideal to enroll in StepUp. Or kids who have completed basic robotics program using an Arduino board and a good understanding of visual programming such as Scratch.