What do the Apple Watch, Nest thermostat, Amazon Echo, and the Pebble smartwatch have in common? They’re all “things” in the Internet of Things, a worldwide network of soon-to-be- 40 Billion devices communicating with each other, the cloud and our phones.
This course will lead you through the design, development and prototyping of a representative “Thing” and show you how to prepare to launch a crowd funding campaign to finance production.
Starting with an exploration of what is the Internet of Things and what exactly a “Thing” is, students will learn the steps from idea to prototype including:
Michael Lehman is chief geek and managing director of DreamTimeStudioZ, LLC, a app development and consulting company specializing in the Internet of Things based in Seattle, Washington. He has a four-decade long consulting career building hardware and software including developing custom CPUs, contributing to the Akai MPC, engineering software for Microsoft Kinect for Xbox One, and leading firmware development for Disney's Playmation.