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Internet of Things: Sensing and Actuation From Devices, University of California San Diego

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About this Course

Have you wondered how information from physical devices in the real world gets communicated to Smartphone processors? Do you want to make informed design decisions about sampling frequencies and bit-width requirements for various kinds of sensors? Do you want to gain expertise to affect the real world with actuators such as stepper motors, LEDs and generate notifications? In this course, you will learn to interface common sensors and actuators to the DragonBoard™ 410c hardware. You will then develop software to acquire sensory data, process the data and actuate stepper motors, LEDs, etc. for use in mobile-enabled products. Along the way, you’ll learn to apply both analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion concepts. Learning Goals: After completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Estimate sampling frequency and bit-width required for different sensors. 2. Program GPIOs (general purpose input/output pins) to enable communication between the DragonBoard 410c and common sensors. 3. Write data acquisition code for sensors such as passive and active infrared (IR) sensors, microphones, cameras, GPS, accelerometers, ultrasonic sensors, etc. 4. Write applications that process sensor data and take specific actions, such as stepper motors, LED matrices for digital signage and gaming, etc....

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By GH

Jan 26, 2017

The students who taught this course did an amazing job of putting together the lectures and code.

By HK

Aug 29, 2017

A very good foundation course on sensing and actuation

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13 Reviews

By Javier Pinzón Castellanos

Feb 09, 2018

Excellent, I recommend this course and specialization.

By Hari Kolli

Aug 29, 2017

A very good foundation course on sensing and actuation

By Syed Rafi Tanzim

Jul 13, 2017

Strategically Designed...

By Erwin Vorwerk

Jun 01, 2017

Really interesting section of the specialization, where you learn how to connect your device to the outside world. Plenty of ways and interesting examples. The coding part sometimes is difficult to follow, but as code is available and documented, you can still grasp how it works.

By Gregg Hudis

Jan 26, 2017

The students who taught this course did an amazing job of putting together the lectures and code.

By Arnab Paul

Oct 19, 2016

Its an awesome course and really teaches some cool stuff!

By Marvin Siegert

Jul 29, 2016

it makes a lot of fun to develop little iot showcases

By Shivanand R Koppalkar

Jun 21, 2016

Great and Excellent thoughts and course material.

By Y.SaiKrishna Saketh

Jun 05, 2016

Great for beginners and Undergrad students

By Mika Majakorpi

Apr 12, 2016

Good hands on course. The self built amplifier circuit feels like a hack but works around the voltage level issues adequately without the mezzanine board which was not available at the time the course was prepared.