The “Problem Solving using Python and IoT” workshop was conducted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at CARE College of Engineering. The workshop aimed to empower participants with practical skills in Python programming and Internet of Things (IoT) using Raspberry Pi. The five-day workshop, held from July 31 to August 4, 2023, encompassed lectures, hands-on sessions, and a final project, all focused on enhancing problem-solving abilities through innovative IoT solutions.
Participants: Third and Final Year Students from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, CARE College of Engineering
Day 1: Introduction to Python Programming: The workshop commenced with an introduction to Python programming language. Basic concepts such as variables, data types, loops, and functions were covered through interactive sessions. Participants were guided through coding exercises to grasp Python’s fundamentals.
Day 2: Python for Problem Solving: Day two delved into leveraging Python for effective problem-solving. Topics included algorithms, data structures, and file handling. Participants were presented with coding challenges and encouraged to apply Python concepts learned in practical scenarios.
Day 3: Introduction to IoT and Raspberry Pi: The third day was dedicated to IoT and Raspberry Pi. Participants were introduced to IoT’s core components, communication protocols, and its real-world applications. An in-depth tutorial on Raspberry Pi’s setup and configuration was conducted, preparing participants for hands-on projects.
Day 4: IoT Implementation using Raspberry Pi: Participants engaged in hands-on sessions involving Raspberry Pi and IoT. They learned to connect sensors and actuators to the Raspberry Pi and programmed them using Python. Practical exercises included temperature and humidity monitoring using DHT11 sensor and LED control.
Day 5: Raspberry Pi IoT Project and Presentations: The final day centered around group projects. Participants collaborated in teams and conceived unique IoT solutions using Raspberry Pi and Python. Each team worked on designing, coding, and implementing their projects. In the afternoon, teams presented their projects, demonstrating their problem-solving skills and technical prowess.
Smart Home Automation System using Raspberry Pi: One of the standout projects involved creating a Smart Home Automation System using Raspberry Pi and Python. The system enabled remote control of lights, fans, and home appliances through a mobile app. It incorporated motion sensors for automatic lighting and temperature sensors for climate control. The team successfully demonstrated the system’s functionalities, highlighting its potential for energy efficiency and convenience.
Outcomes and Achievements:
- Participants gained proficiency in Python programming and its application in problem-solving.
- A comprehensive understanding of IoT concepts and hands-on experience with Raspberry Pi was achieved.
- Participants successfully developed a Smart Home Automation System, showcasing their ability to integrate hardware and software to solve real-world challenges.
- Improved teamwork, communication, and project management skills were observed among participants
The “Problem Solving using Python and IoT” workshop equipped third and final year students from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at CARE College of Engineering with practical skills in Python programming and IoT using Raspberry Pi. Through hands-on experiences and collaborative projects, participants not only enhanced their technical capabilities but also fostered creativity and innovation in solving real-world problems. The workshop successfully prepared the future engineers to excel in the rapidly evolving fields of Python, IoT, and embedded systems.