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Skills you will gain

Python ProgrammingApplication Programming Interfaces (API)Internet Of Things (IOT)Raspberry Pi
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 1

This module presents the use of the Raspberry Pi to connect to the Internet, from a user perspective. The first way to use the Raspberry Pi as a networked device is to use it as a general-purpose computer rather than as a programmed IoT device. Using networking with a Raspberry Pi in this way is similar to using the network from any Linux machine, and we present its use in this module. We also present the standard Internet protocols that must be understood in order to develop network programs....
Reading
10 videos (Total 69 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Lecture 1.1 - Network8m
Lecture 1.2 - Secure Shell9m
Lecture 1.3 - SSH Client/Server6m
Lecture 2.1 - SSH Server6m
Lecture 2.2 - Network Programs8m
Lecture 2.3 - Internet Protocols10m
Lecture 3.1 - IP Addresses6m
Lecture 3.2 - Domain Names6m
Lecture 3.3 - Client/Server4m
Reading4 readings
Pre-Course Survey10m
Course Overview10m
Module 1 Objectives10m
Module 1 Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 2

This module introduces the networking socket interface that is used to transfer data across the network programmatically. An essential aspect of the Internet of Things is for your IoT device to send and receive data on the Internet, and the socket interface is key to enabling that. We describe how to use socket in Python to act as both a client and a server....
Reading
9 videos (Total 62 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Lecture 1.1 - Sockets5m
Lecture 1.2 - Sending Data7m
Lecture 1.3 - Exceptions9m
Lecture 2.1 - Server Code6m
Lecture 2.2 - Live Server5m
Lecture 2.3 - Internet Control6m
Lecture 3.1 - Python Client Demo10m
Lecture 3.2 - Python Server Demo9m
Reading2 readings
Module 2 Objectives10m
Module 2 Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz16m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 3

This module focuses on how to have your Raspberry Pi interact with online services through the use of public APIs and SDKs. Many interesting and useful services are available in the cloud and this module describes how to write code that accesses those services. We define what an Application Programming Interface (API) is and what a Software Development Kit (SDK) is. We present some API examples and we show the use of the Twitter API in detail using the Twython package....
Reading
11 videos (Total 69 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
Lecture 1.1 - Network Libraries12m
Lecture 1.2 - Web Services7m
Lecture 1.3 - Public APIs7m
Lecture 2.1 - Twitter's API4m
Lecture 2.2 - Twitter Registration4m
Lecture 2.3 - Sending a Tweet4m
Lecture 2.4 - Sending a Tweet (Demo)7m
Lecture 3.1 - Twython Callbacks6m
Lecture 3.2 - Tweet Response4m
Lecture 3.3 - Responding to a Tweet (Demo)8m
Reading2 readings
Module 3 Objectives10m
Module 3 Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz16m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 4

In this module we show how to use the Raspberry Pi to interface with more complicated sensors and actuators. We explore the use of the Raspberry Pi camera module and the use of a servo. The Raspberry Pi camera module is used through the picamera library, which we describe. Servos are controlled by generating pulse width modulated signals and varying their pulse width using library functions....
Reading
9 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Lecture 1.1 - Camera Module4m
Lecture 1.2 - picamera Library5m
Lecture 1.3 - Capturing Images8m
Lecture 2.1 - Camera (Demo)9m
Lecture 2.2 - PWM on RPI8m
Lecture 2.3 - Servo Control7m
Lecture 3.1 - Servo Code5m
Lecture 3.2 - Servo (Demo)4m
Reading3 readings
Module 4 Objectives10m
Module 4 Reading10m
End-of-Course Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz16m
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Top Reviews

By SSMay 23rd 2016

Good class. not much different than the Arduino one. Useful to learn and use SSH with linux if you do not have a monitor for your Raspberri Pi.

By SCApr 4th 2016

I love teaching style of Dr. Harris, simple but inclusive. He guesses what you are thinking while you are watching the video.

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Ian Harris

Professor
Department of Computer Science

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About the An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT) Specialization

Design, create, and deploy a fun IoT device using Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms. This Specialization covers embedded systems, the Raspberry Pi Platform, and the Arduino environment for building devices that can control the physical world. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills you learned by designing, building, and testing a microcontroller-based embedded system, producing a unique final project suitable for showcasing to future employers. Please note that this specialization does not offer discussion forums....
An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT)

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