The RMIT University Student Branch hosted an exciting and interactive workshop on IoT, Embedded Systems and the Arduino Revolution. This event was a mega-hit among the students with 60+ students attending the session. This presentation is being followed up with second workshop on embedded systems and Arduino called ‘Arduino Workshop’ on 12 July 2016.

Microcontroller based Embedded systems are everywhere. They are in the Aircon, in the coffee pod machine and in a Myki card. All these “things” with embedded systems have made our lives convenient and easy to manage. Most of these things however work independently and do not interact with each other. What is cool is that there is now a way to have all these things communicate with each other and with you, creating the Internet of things (IoT). While the IoT is not restricted to just home automation, it is definitely one of its most popular manifestations among DIYers, students and hobbyists. Leading the way as the platform of choice for building a simple and cheap IoT system is the Arduino – an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.