IOT workshop in Djerba (Jeunes science)

IM6This workshop was organized for middle and high school members of the Association “Jeunes science of Djerba”. Some mentors also attended the workshop to know the concept of Internet of Thing and program the NODEMCU. They have already a good knowledge about Arduino programming. They also know how to make an Android App controlling an Arduino based robot using the Bluetooth. The workshop was divided into 2 sessions:
For the first session, they discovered basic concept of Networking. They created their own access point. They also controlled an LED connected to the NODEMCU with the browser and with an Android App they that made.
IM2For the second session, we saw how to run a Web server displaying a photo-resistor. After that, they made an program that sends notification to Facebook.

During the workshop, we used the TUNIOT tool and the NODEMCU board.

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With TUNIOT … Internet of Things world is easy!

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NODEMCU_FTUNIOT is a bloc code generator for NODEMCU (ESP8266). You don’t need any coding skills to program it and make your IoT project. The tool is available on 4 languages and in active development and documentation is coming soon!
There is several resources in different language to learn NODEMCU\ESP8266. I gathered resources to learn NODEMCU with blocs and in different language (English, Chinese, Hindi and French) . You will start by the simplest example like blinking LED to send data to Facebook, running a web server or making an Android app communicating with NODEMCU or EPS8266.
You will find the link here.
You can also start coding here: TUNIOT

I started to make some workshops
Tunisia:
1- Workshop for primary school pupils in Tunis
2- First IOT workshop for my pupils in middle school
3- IOT Workshop for the association “Jeunes Science” in Djerba.
4- Arduino-NODEMCU workshop for master degree teachers
5- NODEMCU workshop in FABLAB SOLIDAIRE in Tunis

Around the world:
1- IOT workshop during the Scratch conference in Nairobi (April 2017 – Kenya)
2- IOT workshop during the Scratch conference of Bordeaux (July 2017 – France)
3- IOT workshop in the international tool fair (Bulgaria) planned for November 2017

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Blocklyduino Enhanced in the International tool fair

Stand tool fair MalteThe international tool fair is a event organized every year in a country of the EUROMED space. For this 11th edition, it was organized in Malta. I was selected after my participation in the national tool fair of Tunisia. The event gathered more than 100 participants from 36 countries. I presented my tool (Blocklyduino enhanced ) in the market.

 

Reference It was very successful participation and most of the participants never programmed before so it was their first step into programming. Some of them know already about Scratch programming but never touched electronics or embedded system before. You can see one of the references left by one of the participants.

 

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After the end of the market, I discovered that some participant did not get the opportunity to try to the tool so I showed them later in private.

App Inventor workshop for ATAST in Mahdia

This wokshop was organised for The ATAST association (Association Tunisienne pour l’avenir des sciences et Technologie). This association is participating in a lot of international competition in STEM field and there is a need to know to program mobile devices. Although I was very sick, we made it. The workshop started at 10PM et finished the next day at 1:30. The cool thing about ATAST member is that they learn very quickly and eager to spread what they learn.

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Train of trainers of App Inventor in Orange Dev Centre

Orange Dev centre is a space connected to the Telecom operator Orange that offers different services of training and support in the mobile world. They offer free trainings to students and work to promote a new digital culture in the country. For their next plans, they wanted to get involved more with middle and high school students into apps making and entrepreneurship. This workshop was mainly for trainers who have already a great experience with Android programming but never worked with App Inventor. We got also the visit of 2 high school students who might be in future projects.

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