IoT Garage Courses
Here you will find the current course offerings by students for students in the context of the IoT Garage.
Please note that since these courses are offered by students, you cannot receive credits for attending.
The following courses are currently offered:
Soldering for beginners
You have never soldered before? No problem! In this course you will learn how to correctly arrange electronic components (resistors, capacitors, transistors, etc.) on a circuit board and solder them together.
No prior knowledge is required.
The course always takes place during the opening hours of the IoT Garage.
SMD Soldering / Advanced Soldering
If you already have experience in "normal" soldering, i.e. with through-hole components (see Soldering for beginners), you can learn the SMD technique in this course.
Specifically, you will learn how to correctly attach SMD components to a board and solder them with hot air. During the course you will assemble your own sensor board with temperature, acceleration and power consumption sensors as well as a Tiny-2040 ARM microprocessor.
This course teaches you the basics of PCB design with Autodesk EAGLE, how PCB manufacturing works and best practices for designing the layout.
During the course, you will exemplarily design a Wi-Fi module for one of the sensor boards from the SMD course.
As there are only 15 slots for this course, you have to register in advance. So if you're interested, please get in touch in the Moodle course. You can find more information course as well.
This course is about learning the practical development of embedded systems in a playful and beginner-friendly way using small Arduino-powered tinkerings.
You won't get around the C programming language, but you don't have to understand everything to see success.
At the beginning of the course, there is a theoretical introduction that briefly explains the respective topic, followed by extensive programming, plugging together electronics and trying things out.
For the practical part, there is always support from Peter, who quickly finds out precisely where the problem lies and can explain why something is not working.
In the course of the course, you will put what you have learned into practice by developing a small electronic device with sensors and actuators, including PCB, housing, etc.
The hardware required for the course can either be borrowed for a deposit or ordered yourself.
The course takes place during the lecture period on Wednesdays from 16:15 - 17:45.
The Rust course will be offered again if enough people are interested. If you are, please let us know in the Moodle course forum (link down below).
There will also be a summary for this shortly.
In addition, we offer an introduction to the use of the 3D printers in the IoT Garage.
On the one hand, this is to introduce you to the technology if you don't have any experience with it yet, and on the other hand, it is to ensure that you know how to operate the equipment correctly, know how to handle the materials and, not least, that you don't injure yourself.