Best Embedded Systems Workshops for Engineering Students

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Best Embedded Systems Workshop for Engineering Students

Embedded systems trace their history back to the 1960’s when the first microprocessor was developed. After that, the innovation in the field of embedded systems accelerated to such an extent that no matter what the electrical appliance is, it uses embedded system for their functioning. The same is true even for a large number of mechanical devices. As this is an integrated technology, students across various engineering streams are showing great interest to learn the concepts behind this technology to acquire the necessary skills.

When it comes to the embedded systems, microcontroller acts as the most importantpart which controls all the operations. The most commonly used microcontroller are the 8051, 8052 microcontroller and the Arduino Uno which are widely used to develop projects.

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Embedded Systems is an area where both theoretical and practical knowledge/ experience is very important. While students get a lot of theoretical knowledge in their classroom/ MOOCs, getting practical experience is difficult. Workshops help a lot in this area and hence it is very important for students with an interest in this area to participate in them.

To help you get hold of the Embedded Systems Technology, here I am suggesting some of the Embedded Systems Workshops that you can undergo to get skilled.

1. Home Automation System Workshop:

Home Automation System Workshop for Engineering Students

Automation is a technology which is being widely implemented to control all the electrical appliances automatically/ remotely, saving energy and human effort. By doing this workshop you will build a system that connects the electrical appliances with Bluetooth and can be controlled via mobile App. You can also program the 8051 microcontroller to switch ON/ OFF the appliances automatically based on the user needs. It will be an ideal course if you are pursuing 2nd or 3rd year engineering where you will begin to learn about the microcontrollers and automation technologies.

You will work with the following components to build the Home Automation Project,

  1. Microcontroller - It acts as the brain of the system and controls the process
  2. Bluetooth Module - It is used to connect the system to the mobile via an Android App
  3. Relay Drivers - It will be used to convert and provide the necessary voltage to operate the electrical appliances

2. Solar and Smart Energy System Workshop:

Solar and Smart Energy System Workshop for Engineering Students

Solar energy is turning out to be a revolutionary renewable energy source in which all the developing countries are investing to meet the energy demands. Building solar projects will help you to learn the technology from basics. During the workshop you will learn to develop a solar energy based battery charger and use that to power up a smart traffic lighting system that manages the traffic flow efficiently using an 8051 based microcontroller. If you are interested to learn about the solar energy, you should undergo this training to understand the integration of microcontroller and solar systems.

You will get hands-on experience on the following components while building the project,

  1. Solar panel - It is used to collect the sun rays and convert into voltage
  2. IR sensors - this will be used to detect the vehicle movements & send data
  3. Microcontroller-used to process the data from sensors & control the traffic lights accordingly
  4. LED’s-to display the desired output based on the voltage from micro-controller

3. Animatronics Hand Project Workshop:

Animatronics Hand Project Workshop for Engineering Students

Animatronics is an example of Mechatronics, an upcoming technology that is being widely implemented in industries to carryout operations that requires human-machine interaction. This particular technology is being widely used in the film industries, automation industries etc. Through this workshop you will learn to design your own Animatronics Hand using Arduino Uno, Servo Motors etc that can mimic the actions of the user. If you are interested to know about Mechatronics technology and Arduino Architecture, you should probably undergo this training to get skilled.

You will be working with the following components to develop the project,

  1. Flux Sensors - It will act as the Brain of the system & process the signals from sensor
  2. Arduino Uno - It will be used to send the update to the user as a sms
  3. Servo Motors -This gets the voltage input from Arduino & facilitates the movement

4. Smart Irrigation System using IoT Workshop:

Smart Irrigation System using IoT Workshop for Engineering Students

This particular project is an application of Internet of Things (IoT) Technology. By attending this workshop you will learn to develop a device that can monitor the moisture content of the soil and turn on the water pump automatically whenever the moisture drops below a threshold value. You will be working with an Arduino Board and use Arduino Programming to program the device. If you are in your 2nd - 3rd year of engineering and looking to develop innovative engineering projects, you can take up this training to get skilled in IoT and use the knowledge gained to build good projects.

You will get skilled in the following components through this workshop,

  1. Soil Moisture Sensor - This will be used to sense the moisture change in the soil
  2. Arduino Uno - It will acts as the brain of the system and sends voltage to the water pump
  3. WiFi Module - This will be integrated to the system, so that the user can get updates remotely
  4. Water Pump - It receives the voltage from Arduino and turn ON/ OFF the water flow.

5. Weather Monitoring System using IoT Workshop:

This project is also an application of Internet of Things (IoT). Through the workshop you will learn to develop an electronic device that can sense the temperature/ humidity changes and send updates to the user from a remote location during the workshop. You can also program the Arduino in such a way that the user will get an email and sms update based on the threshold value that you set. If you are a student pursuing 4th year, you can take up this training to get more insight about the wireless communication technology that you learnt in your curriculum.

You will be working with the following components to build the project,

  1. DHT Sensor - It will detect the temperature/ humidity changes in the environment
  2. Arduino Uno - It will act as the brain of the system and processes the data from the sensor
  3. WiFi Module - This will be used to integrate the system onto cloud and send updates to user

6. Automatic Solar Tracker Workshop:

Automatic Solar Tracker Workshop for Engineering Students

When compared to a fixed solar panel, solar tracking system produces 40% more energy. Through this workshop you will practically learn to build an electronic device that can track the light intensity and orient the solar panel accordingly to get the maximum energyfrom the sun. You will work with an Arduino Board and program it to facilitate this action. If you are looking to develop solar based projects for your engineering curriculum you can undergo this training to acquire the necessary skills.

You will get hands-on experience on the following components while building the project,

  1. Solar Panel - This will be used to convert the sun light to voltage
  2. LDR sensor - used to sense the intensity of light coming on to the system
  3. Arduino Board – collects data from the sensor and sends voltage to the motors
  4. DC Motor – gets voltage from the system and orients the solar panel accordingly

7. Robotic Arm Workshop:

Robotic Arm Workshop for Engineering Students

Through this training program you will practically learn to build a Robotic arm, an application of Mechatronics. Robotic Arm can operate autonomously to handle the industrial process that needs more physical effort/ contagious in nature – example in assembly of cars. It uses Arduino Uno to facilitate the integration of ADXL sensor and the servo motors. If you are in your final year you should undergo this training to increase your skillsets on mechatronics and improve your profile.

You will work with the following components to build the robotic arm project,

  1. ADXL Accelerometer Sensor - It will be used to detect the human gestures (3 axes)
  2. Arduino Uno - Acts as the brain and process the signals coming from the ADXL sensor
  3. Servo Motors – Multiple of them will be used to facilitate individual arm movements

8. Smart Lighting System using PIR Workshop:

Smart Lighting System using PIR Workshop for Engineering Students

Smart Energy Systems are designed to adapt to the changing environment parameters and produce output accordingly. During this training program you will practically learn to develop a device that can detect the human presence with the help of PIR sensor and controls the lighting accordingly. The device can also be programmed to switch ON/ OFF the appliances based on the number of occupants. You will be working with an 8051 microcontroller to program the system and control the entire process.

You will get to work on the following components to complete the project,

  1. PIR sensors – used to detect the human presence and will be connected to the system
  2. Microcontroller – It acts as the brain of the system & process the data from sensor
  3. Relay Drivers – converts the voltage coming from the micro-controller to power up the lights

9. Smart Energy Meter using GSM Workshop:

Smart Energy Meter using GSM Workshop for Engineering Students

By doing the workshop you will practically learn to develop a device that can monitor the energy consumption and can also be programmed to send updates to the user via sms whenever the energy is consumed beyond a threshold value. The data acquired during monitoring will help you to take necessary steps for saving the energy. If you want to get skilled in Arduino Architecture and GSM technology you should undergo this training program.

You will be working with the following components to complete the project,

  1. Energy Meter – used to get the output pulse in accordance to the energy consumed.
  2. Arduino Uno – gets the pulse from the energy meter and process the data
  3. GSM Module – used to send the data to the user via sms as an update

10. Heath Monitoring Glove Workshop:

Heath Monitoring Glove Workshop for Engineering Students

Wearable Technologies are devices which can be worn by the user & simultaneously collect, process and display relevant information on the wearer. Through this training program you will practically learn to build an electronic device that a user can wear and use it to calculate the pulse rating of an individual. You will work with a Lilypad Arduino which is a miniature sized Arduino, which is being widely used in the wearable projects. It will be an ideal course for you, if you are in your 4th year of engineering as you will be learning more about microprocessor and microcontroller in detail.

You will be working with the following components to complete the project,

  1. Lilypad Arduino – it is miniature Arduino which can be integrated on to the fabric
  2. Pulse Sensor Amped – used to detect the pulse and send the info to the microcontroller
  3. TM1637 Display – used to display the processed value coming from the Arduino

Organize a Embedded Systems Workshop in your college in association with Skyfi Labs

In case you are interested to attend a Embedded Systems workshop but not able to find one, you can conduct a workshop in your college itself in association with Skyfi Labs. We at Skyfi Labs have developed some amazing hands-on training programs that helps you to learn and build Embedded Systems projects in the most simplest way. Our team will be coming to your college upon inviting along with the kits and necessary material and helps you to build Embedded Systems projects practically. The Innovative learning methodology which we follow not only helps you to build Embedded Systems projects but ensures you are learning while doing so.
In case if you are interested to learn and build the Embedded Systems project at your home itself, you can enroll for our online courses and build innovative project from any part of the Earth.


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