SmartME crowdfunding project
On the 26th of June within the Engineering Department of the University of Messina, took place the first meeting "The Arduino open source platform: basic course", coordinated by Prof. Antonio Puliafito and lead by the research group MDSLab. Moreover, this meeting was part of the initiative to support the project's crowdfunding #SmartME to build the future of Messina.
The course was focused to enter the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) through the use of the Arduino open source platform, which is mainly characterized by its interactive laboratory work and focused on its practical application. It was attended by fifteen participants selected from the third-year graduate students in Electronic and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, interested in exploring the issues of the IoT and the various development scenarios in the context of smart sensors and smart cities.
The laboratory’s activity used the "Arduino Starter Kit" and the "Essential Sparkfun Sensor Kit", which were kindly provided by the MDSLab and the academic spinoff DH Labs. Furthermore, the journey initially starts with easier case studies and then moves on to more complex projects in order to be able to monitoring and controlling through sensors and actuators. The enthusiastic students who attended the class, were mostly interested to question their own talent and desire to improve in a collaborative and proactive way. It enabled them to gain skills within the preparatory courses of Engineering and Computer Science and to expand them to the working world.
Special thanks to the doctors Riccardo Di Pietro, Maurizio Giacobbe and Andrea Rocco Lo Tronto who taught the course with great professionalism and enthusiasm.
More info about the SmartME project here!