Department of Telecommunication (TL) Engineering, Mehran UET, Jamshoro organized two-day workshop to celebrate Arduino day 2018 with the partnership of IoT Research Labortory (TL, Dept.) and IEEE ComSoc Karachi. The title of workshop was “Sensing and Controlling Real World using Arduino”. The celebration and workshop was conducted on 10th & 11th May, 2018. It was initiated by the Dr. Faisal Karim Shaikh (Chairman, TL Dept.), Engr. Nafeesa Bohra (Assistant Professor) and Engr. Anum Talpur (Lecturer) to make the students of Telecommunication, Electrical, Electronics and Computer System department, aware of Arduino platform and its usage in the field of IoT. The welcome speech was delivered by Dr. Faisal Karim Shaikh where he talked about the Arduino day and how Arduino is playing a key role in making the world smart. He talked about the current role of Arduino and its growing future. This initiated the arduino day celebration.
Day-1 comprises of two sessions. The Day-1 of workshop was conducted by Dr. Yasir Arfat Malkani, PhD from University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. During first session, he introduced the concept, underlying technologies, applications of IoT, overview of Wireless Sensor Networks and current market trends of IoT. After a break, he conducted the second session of the workshop in which Arduino and its’ specifications were introduced. He conducted hands on practice session on basic applications such as: blinking LED, LDR sensing and Ultrasonic sensor integration with Arduino.
On the second day of workshop, the session was conducted by Engr. Safiullah Shah (Researcher at IoT Lab, TL dept.) and Engr. Gulam Fiza (Researcher at IoT Lab, TL dept.). They gave a lecture on Arduino data collection mechanisms. The methods of data collection was introduced to students including, data collection through SD card and through a global server/cloud (ThingSpeak). This included the hands-on demo of WiFi module integration with Arduino as well. Finally, Engr. Nafeesa Bohra gave a vote of thanks to the participants and trainers.