Dr Emma Posey, Programme Lead, sets the scene for Spring

2019-02-28T23:00:50+00:00February 27th, 2019|

With the onset of blooming daffodils, we are pleased to announce NMiTE Ingenuity Studio’s Spring programme. For ten days, between Saturday 13th and Saturday 27th April 2019 (during the Easter holidays), we are launching IoT Lab at The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, in Hereford, where we will be celebrating the Internet of Things.

IoT Lab enables young people to code and create devices using electronics, sensors and actuators which will connect, interact and exchange data over the internet. Beginners can undertake the IoT BBC micro:bit with WiFi Sprint. Those with some experience of coding and/or electronics can use the Arduino and the LoRaWAN, sited on Studio 1 and on loan from Digital Catapult. There will also be the opportunity to create and solder a working PCB (Printed Circuit Board).

 

For more details and to book a place on NMiTE Ingenuity Studio’s IoT Lab programme please contact istudio@nmite.org.uk.

In parallel with NMiTE’s academic programme, the IoT Sprints address Real-World Engineering Challenges set by Industry. Local film-maker, Christopher Usher, is creating short films which capture the IoT challenges, such as one set by Peter Karney, Head of Product Innovation at Digital Catapult, a government initiative to drive the early adoption of digital technologies in the UK, on water level monitoring. And we’re gathering more challenges in time for Easter; look out for the Real-World Engineering Challenge films on our social media. 

IoT is really the latest Thing and especially in relation to Higher Education. JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) champion the importance and potential of digital technologies for UK education and research. Their recent report on IoT – Building the intelligent campus – the Internet of Things – explores how IoT can create intelligent campuses. Also, recently launched is PETRAS Internet of Things (IoT) Research Hub – a consortium of nine leading UK universities working together to explore critical issues in IoT.

If you would like to know more on the topic, do get in touch with us!