Badge My IoT Life, Part 1
Presented by: Paul Pagel
What can play games on the go, show your best face to the world, establish your geek creds way better than any iPhone, and potentially do some useful work too? Why, the "official" CodeMash 2020 IoT Badge of course!
In this workshop, you will construct your very own battery-powered WiFi-enabled badge based on the capable ESP32 microcontroller. You’ll see a demo of the system and how it works, the key electronic components, and the basic techniques you'll need for assembly. Then it’s time to dive right in and bring your badge to life. After that, you'll load up the provided testbench to make sure the hardware checks out and finally test drive some games and apps that you can use either as-is or as launchpads for your own awesome ideas.
Not only will you walk away with a cool piece of techno-bling to show the world, you’ll also have a better understanding of how to build hardware projects of your own.
No prior electronics, soldering, or C/C++ programming experience is required. You must bring your fully-charged laptop and a micro USB cable to connect your laptop to the ESP32. Bringing your smartphone with a QR code scanning app on it is strongly suggested. All other hardware and tools will be provided at the session. Pre-requisite software and library installation instructions will be sent out before the conference. The goblins running the internet kindly request that you load these to your laptop prior to the workshop.
***Special note: an additional ticket purchase is necessary to keep the IoT Badge hardware that you will build in this session. Tickets will be available on Eventbrite a few weeks prior to CodeMash.