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CEC Semester Thirteen 2018

User Interfaces and Industrial IoT - Hands-On

Charles J. Lord -
February 26,
2018
An Overview of IIoT Applications and Interface Needs
The Industrial IoT (IIoT) has its own set of challenges as it often involves mission-critical components. In many cases this includes the device's ability to be operated by a user or to locally display status or data. In our lead-off class we will look at some of the more common application areas of the IIoT and some of the common user interfaces we may be tasked with developing.
Course Resources
Special Educational Materials
Newhaven SMCRobotics Is Moving Off the Maker's Bench and into the Mainstream - Article
4.3" Arduino Shields - Overview & Tutorial
10 Things to Know Before Starting a Raspberry Pi Project - Article
Download Archive (mp3 - audio only)
February 27,
2018
Simple Interfaces that Aren't So Simple
Many off-the-shelf microcontrollers include human-machine interface (HMI) circuitry to enable ‘simple' inputs and outputs such as touchpads and segmented alphanumeric displays. However, implementing these features is not always easy or even straightforward. In our second class, we will look in detail at some of these features and how to overcome some of the common obstacles that developers may face. We will also begin the process of downloading and setting up the development environment for the hands-on portion of the class.
Course Resources
Special Educational Materials
Newhaven SMCRobotics Is Moving Off the Maker's Bench and into the Mainstream - Article
4.3" Arduino Shields - Overview & Tutorial
10 Things to Know Before Starting a Raspberry Pi Project - Article
Download Archive (mp3 - audio only)
February 28,
2018
Beginning Graphics Interface, Hands-on (Part 1)
The complexities of some IIoT applications require sophisticated user interfaces beyond the simple inputs and outputs that we covered so far. Integrated touch-screen graphical LCDs now allow us to effectively build a tablet or mobile handset into our devices, but developing these can be daunting without acquiring and mastering the right tools. In our third class, we will look at an application that will use a self-contained demonstration board, the NXP OM13092, that includes a touch-screen LCD, as well as a number of useful ports and I/O. We will make use of the free MCUXPresso development tool, as well as a demonstration license of the Draupner Graphics TouchGFX design tool. We will set up the design environment and look at how the tool can first simulate then assist us in programming the target board.
Course Resources
Special Educational Materials
Newhaven SMCRobotics Is Moving Off the Maker's Bench and into the Mainstream - Article
4.3" Arduino Shields - Overview & Tutorial
10 Things to Know Before Starting a Raspberry Pi Project - Article
Download Archive (mp3 - audio only)
March 1,
2018
Beginning Graphics Interface, Hands-on (Part 2)
In our last class, we will look beyond the traditional built-in user interface to other methods of controlling and monitoring our devices in the IIoT. We will look at methods of providing remote consoles through web page interfaces and even a custom mobile/tablet app.
Course Resources
Special Educational Materials
Newhaven SMCRobotics Is Moving Off the Maker's Bench and into the Mainstream - Article
4.3" Arduino Shields - Overview & Tutorial
10 Things to Know Before Starting a Raspberry Pi Project - Article
Download Archive (mp3 - audio only)
March 2,
2018
Advanced Human Interface design for the IIoT
In our last class, we will look beyond the traditional built-in user interface to other methods of controlling and monitoring our devices in the IIoT. We will look at methods of providing remote consoles through web page interfaces and even a custom mobile/tablet app.
Course Resources
Special Educational Materials
Newhaven SMCRobotics Is Moving Off the Maker's Bench and into the Mainstream - Article
4.3" Arduino Shields - Overview & Tutorial
10 Things to Know Before Starting a Raspberry Pi Project - Article
Download Archive (mp3 - audio only)
Instructor
Charles J. Lord