By Minal Sandeep Firodiya
One thing that constantly daunted me after my first year of engineering was the fact that I wasn’t gaining any practical knowledge. So, after much deliberation and discussion with my peers and teachers, I decided to learn a new technology. I googled the in-demand technologies and stumbled upon an article on Internet of Things (IoT) and the futuristic transformation of the world through a vast internet network. I was intrigued by this concept and after some in-depth research into it, I started my quest to figure out a way to learn IoT without compromising my college studies and spending a lot of money. That’s how I came across Internshala Trainings and their support team answered all my queries about the training’s structure in detail. Once I was satisfied with the content structure of the training, I enrolled in Internshala’s IoT training.
During the training, I worked on different projects such as Environment Monitoring Application, which sensed the changes in the intensity of light, Internet Connected Alert System, which would help evacuate a place in case of an emergency, Web-based Temperature Data Logger for Pharmaceutical Companies, Automated Alerts over SMS and E-mail, and Glowing of LEDs. I also created my own cloud account using DigitalOcean and learnt to build a physical device that posted tweets automatically. The training gave me an extensive insight into the world of Internet of Things. I can now program R-Pi board using Python language and relate the BOLT embedded system with Raspberry-Pi and Arduino!
Currently, I am developing a project on lighting system of a refrigerator based on IoT, which I’m planning to present in my college’s technical fest. This project revolves around building a proof of concept for the lighting system of a refrigerator that uses data from an LDR and a push button. In simpler terms, I’d use the light intensity and button state to collect relevant data to decide the state of the fridge from the following.
1. Door open – bright and button released
2. Door closed – dark and button pressed
3. Door half open – dim and button released
Minal Sandeep Firodiya is a student of Cummins College of Engineering for Women.
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