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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
29 minutes to complete

Welcome

2 videos (Total 9 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Let's take a look at all our Modules!4m
2 readings
Course 3 Slides10m
Course Parts list10m
1 hour to complete

Course 3 Lecture series

7 videos (Total 49 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
What's in Sensor6m
Sensing and Actuation Paradigms5m
Inspiration from Hollywood8m
Discrete Signals and digital Signal Processing12m
Life below the Nyquist (Advanced)7m
Resolution, Bandwidth, and Power7m
1 practice exercise
Lecture Module Quiz10m
1 hour to complete

Terminology/Cheat Sheet (Beginner)

17 videos (Total 44 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
17 videos
Introduction to Lesson 11m
Acronyms (DragonBoard™ 410c)3m
Acronyms (General)2m
Frequent Terminology2m
A look back at Lesson 146s
Introduction to Lesson 22m
Ohm's Law5m
Electromagnetic Spectrum2m
Bluetooth2m
Operational Amplifiers3m
A look back at Lesson 21m
Introduction to Lesson 31m
Java4m
Python3m
Breadboards5m
A look back at Lesson 31m
3 readings
Module 1 Procedure document (supplemental doc)10m
Ohm's law and circuit supplementals10m
Python and Java supplementals10m
1 practice exercise
Module 112m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

GPIO Programming

33 videos (Total 87 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
33 videos
Introduction to Lesson 11m
GPIO Defined3m
GPIO, project specific uses2m
GPIO, overall uses1m
A look back at Lesson 145s
Introduction to Lesson 250s
Pin layout4m
Pin access1m
A look back at Lesson 249s
Introduction to Lesson 31m
Multi-Purpose Pins (MPP) vs. GPIO1m
Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C)1m
Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)1m
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART)1m
Pulse-Code Modulation (PCM)1m
A look back at Lesson 355s
Introduction to Lesson 426s
GPIO access with Android5m
GPIO access with Ubuntu5m
A look back at Lesson 451s
Introduction to Lesson 5a1m
Modify boot script7m
GPIO Library (Java)5m
Make your application (Gradle)8m
Make your application (Manually)4m
A look back at Lesson 5a1m
Introduction to Lesson 5b59s
Python and other languages3m
GPIO Library4m
Build your program5m
A look back at Lesson 5b44s
Video Challenge!41s
5 readings
Module 2 Procedure document (supplemental doc)10m
Modify the Android boot script.10m
GPIO Library (Python)10m
First Python program (LED test).10m
Peer review assignment (Cheat sheet)10m
1 practice exercise
Module 210m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Amplifier Build

27 videos (Total 53 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
27 videos
Introduction to Lesson 153s
Amplifiers1m
Op-Amps1m
DragonBoard™ 410c pin voltages1m
A look back at Lesson 153s
Introduction to Lesson 21m
Specification matching2m
Theory and Calculations5m
Amplifier Diagram (NTE987)1m
Weighing your options1m
A look back at Lesson 251s
Introduction to Lesson 3a24s
Parts and tools required1m
Putting it together6m
A look back at Lesson 3a26s
Introduction to Lesson 3b1m
Parts and tools required1m
Soldering tips7m
PCB amplifier breakdown3m
A look back at Lesson 3b1m
Introduction to Lesson 439s
Debugging and Troubleshooting (Breadboard)2m
Debugging and Troubleshooting (PCB)1m
See the difference (LED test)1m
A look back at Lesson 434s
Video Challenge!45s
1 reading
Module 3 Procedure document (supplemental doc)10m
1 practice exercise
Module 312m
1 hour to complete

Stepper Motors

16 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
16 videos
Introduction to Lesson 159s
What makes them different from other motors2m
Typical components of the stepper motor3m
Deeper look at how they work2m
A look back at Lesson 135s
Introduction to Lesson 21m
H-Bridge IC Chip1m
Circuit layout3m
Stepper sequence4m
A look back at Lesson 251s
Introduction to Lesson 333s
Building the Circuit2m
Setting up the code!4m
Stepper Motor Demo1m
A look back at Lesson 347s
2 readings
Module 4 Procedure document (supplemental doc)10m
Python Code10m
1 practice exercise
Module 410m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

LED Block

22 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
22 videos
Introduction to Lesson 157s
LED Matrix Kit2m
8x8 LED Matrix1m
MAX7219 IC Chip2m
A look back at Lesson 11m
Introduction to Lesson 21m
How it Works2m
Matrix Customization3m
A look back at Lesson 240s
Introduction to Lesson 356s
LED processor library5m
Character Library2m
Expanding to multiple blocks43s
A look back at Lesson 31m
Introduction to Lesson 41m
Building the Circuit3m
Message Display (Ubuntu)1m
Dice Game (Ubuntu)1m
CALIT2 Bird (Android)10m
A look back at Lesson 441s
Video Challenge!1m
2 readings
Module 5 Procedure document (supplemental doc)10m
Python Code10m
1 practice exercise
Module 510m
1 hour to complete

Infrared Sensors

14 videos (Total 30 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
Introduction to Lesson 146s
Electromagnetic Spectrum2m
Applying this Sensor to the Remote1m
A look back at Lesson 151s
Introduction to Lesson 249s
The Passive Infrared (PIR) Sensor2m
PIR Sensor Demo3m
A look back at Lesson 238s
Introduction to Lesson 31m
Parts list and circuit walkthrough1m
IR Remote demo - Part 1 (Code)3m
IR Remote demo - Part 2 (Demo)7m
A look back at Lesson 31m
3 readings
Module 6 Procedure document (supplemental doc)10m
Python Code10m
Python Code10m
1 practice exercise
Module 66m
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Top reviews from Internet of Things: Sensing and Actuation From Devices

By GHJan 26th 2017

The students who taught this course did an amazing job of putting together the lectures and code.

By HKAug 29th 2017

A very good foundation course on sensing and actuation

Instructors

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Ganz Chockalingam

Principal Engineer
Qualcomm Institute of Calit2, UC, San Diego
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Harinath Garudadri

Associate Research Scientist
Qualcomm Institute of Calit2, UC, San Diego

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