MXing-It-Up - MX Chip IoT DevKits workshop

Details

We will meet Saturday, December 7th at Suncoast Developers Guild. Doors will open at 9:30am and the workshop will begin sharply at 10:00 am. Along with a great presentation, we'll have food and raffle prizes. Be sure to RSVP so we know how much food is needed.

MXing-It-Up

St Pete .NET has a bunch of Arduino based MX Chip IoT DevKits. So why not some fun labs! Directional finding using the magnometer, pulling gifs with Azure IoT hub, and some optional exercises if you work ahead. Loaner boards will be available for the day, but if a large number of people show up you may have to share. If you wish to procure your own you can purchase the Azure IoT DevKit with the MX chip from the Amazon link below. Expect lectures on various topics and a good bit of time to experiment on your own. Wrap the day with a Saturday social in St Pete!

Link to MXChip IoT DevKit Model # AZ3166

Seed - $39 - https://www.seeedstudio.com/AZ3166-IOT-Developer-Kit.html
Amazon - $55 - https://amzn.to/2WLfhaP

AGENDA

Lunch will be provided.

Kickoff - John Callaway
MX Chip Lecture and Setup - John Wang
Walkthrough of MX Chip Direction Hands on Lab - Art Garcia
Engaged in MX Chip Direction Hands on Lab
Azure IoT Hub Lecture - Art Garcia
Walkthrough of MX Chip / Azure IoT Hub Lab - Joe Healy
Walk through of Airplane Lab - Joe Healy
Engage in MX Chip gif Lab and/or Airplane lab
Social somewhere

MX CHIP DIRECTION HANDS ON LAB

This application is a simple example of using the magnetometer built into the MX CHip. By adding the current magnetic deviation for your location on the earht, we can calculate direction. This application will calculate direction in real time. By setting the deviation in the code it will display the direction you are pointing the MXChip.

Lab is here - https://github.com/artgarcia/mxchip_direction.

MX CHIP AZURE IOT GIF LAB

Configure your MX Chip enabled Arduino to pull gifs down from Azure IoT hub. During this lab you will create an IoT Hub, configure your MX Arduino, push code to the arduino, connect it to the Azure IoT Hub, and pull down some gifs to the OLED screen on the Arduino.

Lab is here - https://github.com/noopkat/mxchip-gifs/blob/master/README.md

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE YOU SHOW UP

Those who haven't done this before arrival will be placed on the special naughty table to do the pre-work.

Laptop with available USB port
Azure account - Free starter account here - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/
If you are using your MSDN account for Azure -see here for activating the MSDN Professional/Enterprise Azure benefits - https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dmx/2017/03/22/english-step-by-step-activate-your-free-azure-monthly-credit-for-your-msdn-license/
Software installed - See software requirements at this link . NodeJS, Arduino IDE, Screen/Putty, ST-Link/V2, VS Code with Arduino and Azure IoT extensions. Full list of software and links at https://github.com/noopkat/mxchip-gifs/blob/master/README.md#how-do-i-run-this-example-application

BORED

Ok, go do the airport hands on lab - https://github.com/Azure/CloudIoTHack/blob/master/README.md

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