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SMART HOME MAKER BOOT CAMP | Spring

8

Weeks

Mentors:

Smart Home Maker Boot Camp

A course for beginners who want to learn how to use the latest technologies to make hi-tech DIY home projects.  

Smart Home Devices allow us to automate, record and manage our home environments. Recent products on the commercial market include the Nest learning thermostat, the dimming light bulbs Hue, or the August Smart Lock.

 

In the DIY  & hacker scenes, people are also choosing to make their very own smart home devices or hack existing ones to even better suit their needs. These include using Arduino to remotely control appliances, Wallace & Gromit style alarm clocks that pulls open your curtains and start your kettle, and cell phone notifications that tell you if housemates are occupying the bathroom or when you’re laundry is done.

 

In this 10 week course, participants will build learn some of the fundamental tools and technologies required to design and build smart home devices by fabricating & coding a hydroponic system. They will then design and build their own projects with the guidance and support of our mentors.

 

  • Digital Fabrication – 3D printing and laser cutting
    Design and build a transparent acrylic enclosure for your hydroponic plant experiment. 3D print lighting mounts, irrigation tube connectors and more.
  • Electronics
    Learn how to build basic electronic circuits, hooking up moisture and light sensors and actuators for automatic watering.
  • Coding & Robotics – Arduino, HTML & CSS
    Arduino is a platform used by beginners and experts alike for building all kinds of robotics projects. Learn the coding necessary to read sensor and network data and control your actuators and LED lighting. Report your sensor data back to the network and build a web-based dashboard to monitor your experiment’s status and manually control its systems.
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting
    Learn how to troubleshoot electronics. You can learn a lot from how things fail, and even more by repairing them!

Dates

Mondays 6:30PM – 9:30PM

10 week program | 3 hours per week

April 3rd – June 19th

Cost

$560 per person (includes materials & 4 month membership)

Where

STEAMLabs Maker Space, 192 Spadina Avenue, M5T 2C2

note: if the front door is locked, please use our back entrance at 49 Cameron Street, accessible through the green P parking lots 200m south of the building.

What to bring

No need to bring anything other than yourself and a device for taking notes (note pad & pen, tablet etc.) We default to supplying computers for you, but if you’d like to bring your own, please do!

 

Want to know more? Email us at info@steamlabs.ca

 

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