How This Fits Into IoT
Over the recent two years, voice control has emerged as perhaps the most enticing new way to interact with the internet. Building off of the concept of, “The World is Not a Desktop,” discussed in previous IoT Fuse Conferences, what was once a dream of interacting and manipulating industrial, agricultural, or business operations through voice commands is now within immediate reach through simple, easy to access tools.
What Attendees Do
Using a Digi XBee3® Category M Cellular device, we are going to use some MicroPython code to enable your own Amazon Echo Alexa-enabled thermostat. This could be applied to any home smart hub, but for the purpose of the class, this would be using an Echo.
Understand and get exposed to MicroPython, a wonderful IoT language!
See how to build a cellular-enabled voice-
A brief discussion on why one may select Category M as opposed to other cellular protocols.
What Attendees Bring
Preferably a Windows Laptop to make things easier, but we can accommodate Mac/Linux if needed. We will provide everything else. You should make sure you have administrative rights on the laptop or at least the ability to plug in and add a new device to the system. Basically, you are going to be adding a new USB-based serial port to the environment.
Attendee Preparation Work (Downloads, Reading)
We are not going to be actively doing any programming, everything will be set up in chunks so you should be able to put everything together. Having pre-knowledge in python will be helpful so you can move quicker, but there will be no serious development work, just showing attendees how to, “put the bricks together,” so that it works.
Just check out our notes about laptop type above and ensure that you have the capability to add a device through the USB serial port.
What Attendees Receive
Participants would walk away with a Digi XBee3® Cellular LTE-M/NB-IoT Development Kit with 30MB of data or six months of service.
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