Posted On: Dec 15, 2020
AWS introduces AWS IoT EduKit, an easy way to learn to build IoT applications using AWS services through a prescriptive learning program. AWS IoT EduKit helps developers – from students to experienced engineers and professionals – receive hands-on experience building end-to-end IoT applications by combining a reference hardware kit with a set of easy to follow guides and example code. To learn more, please visit AWS IoT EduKit.
Developers can get started by purchasing the reference hardware kit from M5Stack, an AWS partner. The reference hardware kit includes a touch screen for controls, and commonly used IoT sensors including temperature, accelerometer, gyro, and mic. The kit is powered by an Espressif ESP32 micro-controller, and includes a security chip from Microchip for maintaining hardware root of trust. The reference hardware kit supports FreeRTOS, Arduino, and MicroPython—allowing developers to select their preferred software framework for their IoT applications. To purchase your reference hardware kit visit Amazon.com or the M5Stack store.
Once you receive the hardware kit, access the getting started guide and follow the steps to install the Espressif RainMaker Mobile App on your phone. The Espressif RainMaker Mobile App will allow you to control the AWS IoT EduKit reference hardware and connect to AWS IoT. Next, you can select from a list of free projects available on AWS IoT EduKit's website. Start with building a basic connected home application and progress over time to running a machine learning model with Amazon SageMaker Autopilot or building a Voice Assisted Smart Home application with Alexa Voice Service Integration for AWS IoT (AFI).
To learn more, visit the AWS IoT EduKit page.