Building the internet of Things: Arduino and Ethernet

Arduino boards have become the de-facto choice for physical computing projects and, with the addition of an Ethernet Shield, make an excellent platform on which to explore the Internet of Things.

Want your letterbox to email you whenever the postman has been? Need a clock to show you where your loved ones are? Or a glowing multi-coloured ambient orb to show your energy usage? This course will get you started on the road to realising your own Internet-connected projects.

Software and costs
The course is £135 - which includes an Ethernet Shield and a selection of components, wires and cables.

All software is freely available and copies will be distributed with the course materials on the day.

We will be using the Arduino IDE, version 1.0.1 or later, which can be downloaded from http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software for all platforms.

Equipment you'll need
You will need to bring a computer, ideally a laptop, with a recent version of Linux, Windows or OSX installed. You will need a USB interface on this computer. You'll also need to bring an Arduino with you - either an Uno or a Duemilanove. You can purchase an Ardunio Uno on the day at MadLab. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

About the tutor:

Adrian McEwen has been adding the Internet to devices since the mid-90s from cash tills to mobile phones. For the past couple of years he’s been using Arduino boards to help build the Internet of Things – from Twitter-watching bubble machines to power sockets that report their energy usage. He runs MCQN Ltd, who apply these skills to client projects; co-organises the Howduino hack weekends; and has recently taken on the role of official maintainer of the Arduino Ethernet library.

Company/Organization: Manchester Digital Laboratory
MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN
United Kingdom Saturday, February 23, 2013
10:00am - 5:30pm