The TOI – Things on Internet team has just finished their week-long SPRINT 4.0 course at the La Salle Campus in Barcelona. The students got a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts.

It was a chance to learn new skills that are necessary for Industry 4.0 and IoT. The TOI team used real-life use cases with their 4ZeroPlatform – a Zerynth powered industrial toolset.

They also held a workshop with Zerynth Studio and XinaBox chips, on Wednesday. To show the students the whole range of possibilities that Python has to offer.

Visit TOI’s official website if you want to learn more about the 4ZeroPlatform and its uses.

Zerynth and XinaBox workshop

The workshop was divided into three parts, based on the level of complexity. It started from the beginner-level tutorial on blinking an LED on the CW02 xChip.

That part was completed pretty fast. Especially since the CW02 already has a Zerynth license on board.

The second part of the workshop was designed to teach the students how to create a weather station with Zerynth Studio and the xChips. A well-known example in the industry.

Lastly, the TOI team taught the students how to send all that collected data to the Cloud.

So, in short, the workshop followed these steps:

  • Blinking of the LED on the CW02, using threads to introduce multi-tasking.
  • Adding the SW01 weather sensor and reading data from it. The data is then displayed on the Serial Monitor.
  • The SW01 weather sensor and CW02 become an edge device and share data with the Ubidots IoT platform.

You can easily recreate it yourself if you follow this tutorial.

Two more SPRINT 4.0 courses to come

You’ll be glad to know that there will be two more SPRINT 4.0 courses over the summer.

One in Bremen at Biba University (Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics) in the first half of September. The third one will be held in Pisa at the end of September.

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Download Zerynth Studio, if you want to start programming 32-bit microcontrollers in Python too. It’s free to download and available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. Start your IoT adventure today!

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Lana is a Classics graduate who got bored of ancient Greek and Roman texts and got into new technology instead.

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