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Course Information

  1. Course Section & Title
    CIS-290-1H010 Special Topics in Comput & Info Systems.
  2. Course Dates & Agenda: 

    Online Course Dates:
    Monday, May 18th - Wednesday, June 1oth

    Weekly Agenda:
     :: Gather Instructions & Hardware ::
     :: Do the Deed: Create iOT Project ::
     :: Play Time:Play with creations ::                 
  3. Create Four IOT Projects
    Projects will be created using Particle Photon, Arduino Sensors and Code.
  4. Coding Experience
    No coding experience or prerequisites needed.
  5. Project Based Learning 
    Students will learn how to setup, created code scripts and deploy four iOT projects.
  6. Textbooks 
    No textbook required.
  7. Required Parts are PROVIDED
    All Parts will be provided at NO COST and shipped to your house.
  8. After registering for the course, email me your shipping address at c.konkol@rockvalleycollege.edu
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Connecting & Controlling Devices Via The Internet To The World

  1. IoT has been around us for decades - One of the earliest classic examples of IoT enabled devices is from the early 1970s when our first ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) went online.
  2. Big businesses are already on it - Morgan Stanley via BI Intelligence estimates that we will be surrounded by more than 75 billion IoT devices by 2020 which roughly means 7 devices per person alive at that time.
  3. $60 trillion investment - GE claimed that investments in the industrial IoT (IIoT) devices would hit $60 trillion over the span of next 15 years.
  4. Big businesses are already ahead of the curve - Last year, in a research conducted by Forrester, found that 23% of big global enterprise businesses opted more IoT solutions, compared to just 14% of small and medium-sized businesses.
  5. The dark side of IoT - With the rise in IoT devices, the security breaches are becoming a thing of concern as well. Nearly half of the US businesses reported that their IoT data was compromised. 
  6. The wearables market is growing with worth $25 billion by 2019 - As per CSS Insight, the wearable market could grow to $25 billion by 2019. These wearable devices like fitness trackers, smartwatches are connecting more regular customers to the IoT. The era of Internet-connected clothing is coming, estimates predict that we will see an inward shipment of 10.2 million units by 2020, which was just 140K units in 2013.
  7. A $53 billion smart home market - Smart homes are not a thing of future anymore. People have already started adopting smart home appliances like Nest thermostat, Philips Hue, and other home automation devices. As per a research did by a company named Zion, the smart home automation market could grow to the staggering number of $53 billion by 2022.
  8. Promising positive ROI - Around 94% businesses who adopted IoT in some way have seen a return on their investment.
  9. Smart and automated driving is coming - We are about to experience the internet connected smart cars and automated driving. Gartner says, by 2020, a quarter of a billion vehicles will be connected to the internet for improved in-vehicle services and automated driving.

    By the way, Google has already built and continuously testing the autonomous driving 10,000 miles per week.

IOT Adoption

The Industrial Internet of Things market is predicted to reach $123B in 2021.
Here are the current statistics of iOT for 2019. 


Connected Industry 


Connected Health


Connected Car


iOS Project 1: Notifications of Motion Detection

iOT: Project 1

Conference Room Monitor


iOS Project 2: Control a Servo Remotely

iOT: Project 2

Exceeded Light Monitor


iOS Project 3: Remote Control Lights

iOT: Project 3

Monitor Temperature and Humidity


iOS Project 4: Temperature & Humidity Reader

iOT: Project 4

Remote LED Message Center and Weather Display



Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114


Professor Chuck Konkol