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Python and Internet of Things Courses in Amsterdam

Python Course for Beginners
Basics of Programming
5 weeks online + classroom meetings
490,-

and a special 1-year membership for new members 12€ / year
no programming knowledge needed,
we’ll teach you all from the beginning
just bring your laptop or ask us if you don’t have one
1-2h study at home with online course
2,5h of classroom study with our instructor and a group
(5 weeks x 2.5h)
all learning materials included
sandwiches and hot/cold drinks before every meeting
Quiz Game after every meeting
support via Slack
all software included
no hardware needed
Python & IoT, LoraWAN and Sensors
a course for a bit more advanced tecmakers
5 weeks online + classroom meetings
890,-

and a special 1-year membership for new members 12€ / year
Python Course 2, microPython and IoT
basic Python programming knowledge needed,
we recommend you to follow the Python 1 Course first
1-2h study at home with online course
2,5h of classroom study with our instructor and a group
(5 weeks x 2.5h)
all learning materials included
sandwiches and hot/cold drinks before every meeting
Quiz Game after every meeting
support via Slack
all software included
all hardware included (value aprox. €200)

FAQ

You can sign up using our REGISTRATION FORM. Just click on the link, fill the form and wait for the e-mail with confirmation. 

The course starts at the end of March 2018. The exact date and day of the week will be discussed with our students on our FREE introduction meeting. You can find the upcoming meetings here.

We prefer to have 4-8 people in the group. It gives the best effects and we can spend a time with everybody to answer the questions and help to solve issues during the course.

Slack is a cloud-based set of team collaboration tools and services. Is a messenger, very easy to use. Compatible with desktop PC (Windows or Mac), Android and iOS phones and most of the other devices. We use it to get in touch with you and the rest of the group.
 

Mostly only a bit of motivation and curiosity about how does all work in an IT world. It will be very nice if you can bring a laptop with you. If you don’t have one, please let us know and we will look what we can do for you.

Easy to Learn

The Python online course is prepared and approved by Microsoft, and it's made learning easier through experienced and professionals teachers. Materials contain text, videos and exercises.

YOU CHOOSE WHEN TO LEARN

We have one fixed day in a week when we meet. Usually that is 18:30, so there is enough time to finish your school, job or hobby and come to us. For the online part of the course - you choose when you'd like to study. Morning, afternoon or evening... is all up to You.

Never hungry or thirsty

We don't want you to be hungry or thirsty during study, that's why we provide tasty sandwiches, cold and hot drinks before every meeting. The door is open always 30 min. before course starts, so there is a time to eat and have a small rest.

AIRCO, HI-SPEED WIFI

We want you to feel comfortable in our TecMaker space, we have good air condition, hi-speed Wi-Fi and nice atmosphere. Specially for You to feel almost like at home.

ONLINE SUPPORT WHENEVER YOU'RE STUCK

We have special messenger where you can contact directly your instructor or other members of the group. You keep access to Slack also after the course, forever as long you are our member.

ALL WHAT YOU NEED IS INCLUDED

We provide you all course materials, homework exercises, online course and software (or hardware if needed) for your course. Only what you need is yourself and a bit of time to study.
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You can register here

You can just fill the form below and wait for the confirmation e-mail. After filling the form you will get more information about our us and our courses and invitation to the FREE introduction meeting. 

If you would like to register already please check the box: I’m already decided, please send me the order conformation.

020tecmakerhub – Registration (2018)

The Things Network Community

The things network is an open free crowd sourced internet of things data network.

The Things Network is building a network for the Internet of Things by creating abundant data connectivity, so applications and businesses can flourish.

The technology we use is called LoRaWAN and it allows for things to talk to the internet without 3G or WiFi. So no WiFi codes and no mobile subscriptions.

It features low battery usage, long range and low bandwidth. Perfect for the internet of things.

TTN Learning Page

Learn how to grow the network and connect all things!

TTN Labs

Share your story for inspiring others to make better use of The Things Network. Stories can be tutorials related to one (or multiple) core components.

TTN Communities

The Things Network has a strong close knit communities present around the world.

TTN Forum Page

Share your story for inspiring others to make better use of The Things Network. Stories can be tutorials related to one (or multiple) core components.

TTI Professional

Everything you need to build your own IoT solution with scalable and easy to implement technology using open standards.

The Things Industries provides an integrated chain of products and services for you to start working on the Internet of Things. With our LoRa Network Server, Hardware & Support you can start building end-to-end solutions for yourself or for your customers. 

The Things Network holds a prominent name amongst the Internet of Things developers. We are allowing people and companies to build a global, long range and low power data network in an easy, cost effective way. Our technology further allows easy deployment of private networks for situations demanding enterprise level reliability and security. 

LoRa / LoRaWAN De-Mystified / Tutorial by Andreas Spiess

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LoRaWAN – Technology and News

What is a LoRaWAN?

LoRaWAN™ is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification intended for wireless battery operated Things in a regional, national or global network. LoRaWAN targets key requirements of Internet of Things such as secure bi-directional communication, mobility and localization services. The LoRaWAN specification provides seamless interoperability among smart Things without the need of complex local installations and gives back the freedom to the user, developer, businesses enabling the roll out of Internet of Things.

LoRaWAN network architecture is typically laid out in a star-of-stars topology in which gateways is a transparent bridge relaying messages between end-devices and a central network server in the backend. Gateways are connected to the network server via standard IP connections while end-devices use single-hop wireless communication to one or many gateways. All end-point communication is generally bi-directional, but also supports operation such as multicast enabling software upgrade over the air or other mass distribution messages to reduce the on air communication time.

Communication between end-devices and gateways is spread out on different frequency channels and data rates. The selection of the data rate is a trade-off between communication range and message duration. Due to the spread spectrum technology, communications with different data rates do not interfere with each other and create a set of “virtual” channels increasing the capacity of the gateway. LoRaWAN data rates range from 0.3 kbps to 50 kbps. To maximize both battery life of the end-devices and overall network capacity, the LoRaWAN network server is managing the data rate and RF output for each end-device individually by means of an adaptive data rate (ADR) scheme.

 

Read the full article on Lora Alliance page.

LoRa Alliance – Introduction

Video from the official Lora Alliance Video Channel (you can find it here).

LoRa vs. LoRaWAN

LoRa® is the physical layer or the wireless modulation utilized to create the long range communication link. Many legacy wireless systems use frequency shifting keying (FSK) modulation as the physical layer because it is a very efficient modulation for achieving low power. LoRa® is based on chirp spread spectrum modulation, which maintains the same low power characteristics as FSK modulation but significantly increases the communication range. Chirp spread spectrum has been used in military and space communication for decades due to the long communication distances that can be achieved and robustness to interference, but LoRa® is the first low cost implementation for commercial usage.

LoRaWAN™ defines the communication protocol and system architecture for the network while the LoRa® physical layer enables the long-range communication link. The protocol and network architecture have the most influence in determining the battery lifetime of a node, the network capacity, the quality of service, the security, and the variety of applications served by the network.