Maker Jr Courses

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings, and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.

In our Maker Jr courses, we intend to leverage the capability of the LiveCode programming environment to combine hardware with software. Students will learn to how to leverage LiveCode’s mobile application development capability and apply remote Arduino commands to hardware, automating complex tasks; allowing them to develop their own personal Internet of Things.

What is IoT ?
Internet of Things is the concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of. This also applies to components of machines, for example a jet engine of an airplane or the drill of an oil rig. As I mentioned, if it has an on and off switch then chances are it can be a part of the IoT. The analyst firm Gartner says that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices… That’s a lot of connections (some even estimate this number to be much higher, over 100 billion). The IoT is a giant network of connected “things” (which also includes people). The relationship will be between people-people, people-things, and things-things.

What is Livecode ?
Would you ever think that it would be possible to learn just one programming language? And to use it to create apps for every desktop operating system and all the leading mobile operating systems? Well, that language exists, and you’ll be surprised to find out that probably you can already understand it if you can speak English. We are talking about LiveCode.

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