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IoT - Build a Smart House Home Security System

NxtGen IoT - Build a Smart House Home Security SystemWorkshop Overview:

This workshop provides participants with a simple introduction to how Internet of Things (IoT) devices are programmed. Participants will learn how to read and process input from sensors, program functionality and provide output using a very user-friendly all-in one board, the AdaFruit Circuit Playground.

Students will learn to make their home smart and help keep it safe by creating and connecting sensors for a cardboard smart-home. The sensors will communicate threats such as open doors, windows, smoke, chemical gases and changes in temperature.

These concepts can be scaled up and applied to a real home.

Students will keep the AdaFruit Circuit Playground which is included in the price of the course.    

Who Should Attend:

This NxtGen Tech course is open to any high school freshman, sophomore, junior or senior (and technically advanced incoming 8th graders with IIT Staff approval). No special prerequisite knowledge is required, however, it is recommended that students have some technical knowledge. Students practice hands-on basics and continue into advanced techniques, while building small project-based websites and web applications.


Jeremy Hajek an Industry Associate Professor and a Graduate and Undergraduate Adviser of Information Technology and Management at Illinois Institute of Technology. He is also the Director of the Director of the Smart Tech: Embedded Systems Lab at Illinois Institute of Technology.

More about Jeremy Hajek

Course Dates, Times, and Location:

Wheaton            - June 19 from 9:30-4:00 (Rice Campus in Wheaton)
Chicago              - July 31 from 9:30-4:00 (Mies Campus in Chicago)


$149 (includes Raspberry Pi and lunches)


Register for Chicago Course

Wheaton Course registration is closed