Hatchnhack IoT Essentials Workshop

If you think that the internet has changed your life, think again. The Internet of Things is about to change it all over again!
Brendan O'Brien

Internet of Things (IoT) is an ecosystem of connected physical objects that are accessible through the internet. In simple words, IoT is a term used when physical objects such as home appliances, sensors, automobiles etc. are connected to the internet and can communicate with each other without manual assistance or intervention.

About this Workshop

This is a basic IoT workshop for beginners and hobbyists. This workshop will focus on getting acquainted with Embedded systems and Internet of Things. There is no such prerequisites for this workshop, however the knowledge of basic C programming would be very helpful. Students from any branch, any year or any college as well as professionals and hobbyists can attend this workshop.

Key Takeaways

  • Be able to view things with a different perspective, a maker’s perspective.
  • Be able to program basic controllers such as ESP8266, Arduino.
  • Be able to know a lot of amazing things about sensors and actuators.
  • Be able to make your own standalone IoT enabled projects.

Workshop Course and Schedule


Session 1

IoT Architecture

An introduction about Internet of Things.
Daily Life applications of Internet of things.
Three layers of IoT systems.
Understanding the Internet protocol.
Hardware platforms for IoT.
Software platform for IoT.


Session 2

Hardware systems for IOT

Getting acquainted with ESP8266: Concepts, Architecture and Applications.
Sensors and Actuators.
Software installation.
Interfacing sensors and actuators with ESP8266.


Session 1

Build a Weather Monitoring System

Hello to the Online world with Thingspeak API.
Reading sensors data.
Storing, processing and visualizing data.
Building an IoT enabled weather monitoring system.
Tweet weather data on twitter.


Session 2


Fetch the weather data from the internet and display it on an LCD.
Brainstorming about real life projects and their implementation.
Possible projects for students.
More about us.
Future possibilities for students.
Doubts and queries.

Projects and Experiments during the workshop

  • Different LED patterns.
  • Interfacing sensors and reading environmental physical values.
  • Make a fire alarm system using DHT11 and Buzzer.
  • Building a IoT enabled weather monitoring system.
  • Update weather status on twitter(social networking sites).
  • Fetch the day weather conditions from the internet and display it on an LCD.

Workshop Key Points

  • Two days workshop(5th July-6th July)
  • Total Four sessions(Duration: 3 hours each)
  • IoT kit and peripheral board will be provided only for practice sessions.
  • Certificate will be provided at the completion of workshop.
  • Please bring your Laptops.
  • Tea and snacks will be provided between each session.
  • Peripheral board and other kit components can be purchased at the end of the workshop.