Configuring Raspberry Pi workshop set for Feb. 28

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Dr. Syed Missbahuddin

Dr. Syed Missbahuddin

A workshop, “Configuring Raspberry PI as an IoT Device,” will be presented by Dr. Syed Missbahuddin from Seneca Polytechnic, Toronto, in the Houghton Hall Robotics Lab Room 224 on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m.

Understanding the concepts of Internet of Thing (IoT) and configuring Single Board Computer (Raspberry Pi) for IoT applications is the focus of the session. Attendees will develop an understanding, rationale and importance of Internet of Thing applications on Raspberry Pi. Hands-on experience of IoT using Raspberry Pi will be provided.

Elements of the four-hour workshop include: Review of Raspberry Pi’s overall architectures and peripherals; development of basic hardware interfacing circuits to Raspberry Pie using Python; networking configuration of Raspberry Pi; configuration of WebioPi IoT framework on Raspberry Pi; installation of open-source VPN solution on Raspberry Pi for internet access; and demonstration of accessing Raspberry Pi General Purpose I0 (GPIO) interface via smart phones.

The workshop is free, but enrollment is limited to 15 students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems. Students can register here by Wednesday, Feb. 21.

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