TU Dublin Engineering Lecturers Host Internet of Things Workshop in Cartagena
A team of engineering staff from the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering in Grangegorman and the Department of Engineering in Blanchardstown travelled to Cartagena recently to deliver a series of thematically linked practical workshops on implementing the Internet of Things (IoT).
The workshops were attended by undergraduate electronic engineering students from the Technical University of Cartagena (UPTC).
Students learned about a range of technologies during the workshop. The IoT hardware used for the workshop included the Intel Compute Stick and BBC Microbits. Students used these devices to implement a full IoT System using C, NodeJS, NodeRed, Bluetooth Low Energy and MQTT. Also demonstrated were systems based on Raspberry Pi’s, ESPs and Sigfox.
This ERASMUS staff mobility was organised in cooperation with UPTC, which is one of eight partners alongside TU Dublin in the European University of Technology (EUT+) initiative. A key goal of EUT+ is to develop a federated European University of Technology that enables students' mobility between the campuses of the participating technical universities. This staff mobility is the first of many future engineering staff and student exchanges that are central to EUT+. The Cartagena visit also enabled discussions about research links between the two institutions as well as preparations for the signing of an agreement on student mobility.