From 6-8 December, a few of our staff have been participating in the MyReskill IoT Programme and it is managed by Krissai Management Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. From the programme, we have learned Industry 4.0 and how to operate the Raspberry Pi and Arduino Uno.
Internet of Things (IoT)
On the first day, we were exposed to the Industry 4.0. The theory where the Internet of Things (IoT) is the key enabling technology in the Industry 4.0 project conceived under the German federal government’s High-Tech Strategy focusing on information and communication technology (informatics) to improve manufacturing. IoT is the network of physical items, equipped with electronics, transducers such as sensors and actuators, connectivity and software to capture, filter and exchange data about themselves and their environment for various IoT use cases and business purposes.
Raspberry Pi and Arduino Uno
Raspberry Pi is a single board computer which means it acts exactly as a normal computer, its is also low in cost compare to a normal computer. The raspberry pi supports a standard keyboard and mouse. It has a built in Bluetooth 5.0 and dual band Wi-Fi connection. The raspberry pi also supports USB, so you can plug in pen drives or hard drives for the raspberry to read, it supports HDMI connection to your screen or monitor and also Ethernet connection, if you don’t have wireless internet connection. In short, the raspberry is a mini computer.
There are many types of Arduino board such as Arduino Uno, Arduino Bluetooth and Arduino Mega. The board that we got is the Arduino Uno which it is the basic programmable board.
Once the Arduino has received the data from the sensor, it will then transfer to the Raspberry Pi. Node-Red, that is being installed in the Raspberry Pi will read the the transferred data in the Raspberry Pi through serial combination.
There is one moment where we are getting data from the sensor and all we got is negative numbers, and when we checked the setting again, we realized that we have been plugged in one of the wires into the wrong place.
To conclude, it is such a great experience for all of us and we hope to join another programme, just like this one.