Internet of Things (IoT) Saturdays



Are you a budding innovator looking for a road to understanding, ideate, design, and prototype Internet of Things solutions?

Join us every Saturday for a session detailing both theory and intense hands-on practice on IoT Hardware, Software and documentation of projects.

Attendees will also be allowed to design and print 3D models of projects done.

The goal of the program is to expose enthusiasts to IoT technologies and sharpen their problem-solving skills through a practical approach that can ideate, design, prototype and present IoT solutions for existing problem.

Contact Person details: 

Joseph ( , 0770 705 63) or Stephen (, 0729 479 340)

Venue: IoT Lab – @iLabAfrica. STC Building, Strathmore University.

Time : From 9:00am to 1:00pm

Registration Link:

Starting dates:  October 2021
Fee: Free

Topics Covered: –

a) Overview of Internet of Things (IoT) – Machine-Type Communications (MTC), the IoT Architecture and surrounding concepts, IoT Applications and the IoT Building Blocks.

b) Introduction to Microcontrollers and Hardware Programming: AVR, ARM and STM32 Microcontrollers, Programming using the Arduino/Visual Studio Code, Atmel platform and STM32 Cube platforms. The hardware programming languages to be covered: Arduino, C and C++.

c) Introduction to System on Chip (SoC) and Programming- Concepts of RISCs and Embedded OS, Interfaces, GPIO Pins, Connecting sensors and Introduction to Python. Introduction to Raspberry Pis and Beaglebone Blacks (BBB).

d) Communication technologies (Wi-Fi, BLE, GPRS/GSM, LPWANs), Protocols and Working with open-source Cloud Platforms for IoT. A telecommunications Lab demonstration using Software Defined Radios (SDRs) will also be provided.

e) Implementation of simple IoT applications, data visualisation and IoT

Value addition to participants: –

  1. Hands-on experience through practical sessions.
  2. Interact with other IoT enthusiasts  and a support community