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Event Details


Get introduced to the world of Internet of Things (IoT) through this 1-day hands-on workshop. Work with actual hardware. Write and understand code with guidance from experts. By the end of this workshop, you will have learnt key skills to implement your IoT ideas.

This workshop is for students, hobbyists and beginners. Designers wanting to create cool art installations can benefit from it. DIY enthusiasts wanting to automate a few simple tasks at home can benefit from it. We will use LEDs, sensors and motors. We will take you through the basics of microcontroller-based electronics and interfacing. There will be a demo featuring a complete end-to-end data flow of a typical IoT use case. Our former students will also showcase a project they have completed.

Those already familiar with basic electronics and Arduino may find the workshop boring! You are welcome to come in as volunteers to help out others. Get in touch with us to volunteer.

We will use MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad along with Energia, which is similar to Arduino IDE. Participants need to bring their own laptops. Install Energia before coming.

This is organized by Devopedia. Workshop is free but registration is a must. Twelve workshop kits are available. Participants will work alone or in pairs. So, join us and let's explore IoT together!

Registration is NOT a confirmation of your seat. You will receive a separate email a few days before the event to confirm your seat.


This is what you need to do before coming:


  • 11 August, Sat, 9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Venue Sponsor

  • Texas Instruments, Bangalore
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  • Lunch: Please bring your own lunch. Or you can buy at TI canteen.

Workshop Content

  1. IoT Overview
    a. Definition of IoT and WSN background
    b. Applications and industry verticals
    c. Architecture overview
    d. Prototyping platforms and which one to choose

  2. Introduction to TI LaunchPad and Energia
    a. Compile a simple program to blink LEDs
    b. Send output to UART
    c. A quick overview of Energia API
    d. Understand what happens under the hood

  3. Interface sensors
    a. Understand digital input and output
    b. Understand analog input, output and PWM
    c. Interface an LDR to sense ambient light intensity
    d. How to interpret a sensor datasheet
    e. Interface a temperature sensor
    f. Understand I2C interface
    g. Understand SPI interface

  4. Use interrupts
    a. Interface a reed switch
    b. Use third-party libraries to optimize on power

  5. Interface actuators
    a. Activate LEDs using pushbuttons
    b. Activate LEDs via UART
    c. Activate a buzzer: control volume and pitch
    d. Control a stepper motor
    e. Control a servo


  • Arvind Padmanabhan is a Founder Member of Devopedia. With fifteen years of experience, he has worked extensively on various wireless technologies including DECT, WCDMA, HSPA, WiMAX and LTE. He is passionate about training, writing and tech blogging. His current area of learning and research is in Natural Language Processing.


Arvind Padmanabhan
+91 8884953245


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Bagmane Tech Park, No. 66/3, Adjacent to LRDE
Byrasandra, C V Raman Nagar Post
Bangalore, Karnataka