The students of the Internet of Things Bachelor Program at the Lviv Polytechnic National University will soon have a unique modern laboratory. IoT Lab will be available from the beginning of the new school year in September. Lviv IT Cluster supports the laboratory financially, together with other IT companies.
Internet of Things is the computer science field where students are learning to construct “smart devices” using engineering and programming. IoT Lab is supposed to be a platform for creating such devices for students. The investors already bought part of the equipment needed for the Lab: an oscilloscope, digital multimeters, signal generators and more. The IoT Lab will be situated in the university building № 5 (Stepana Bandery St., 28a). At the moment, the location for the Lab is under construction, but according to the plans, it will be finished by the end of the summer.
“The IoT Program includes working with hardware. Now we are renovating the classroom for the Lab, where the practical lessons of Microcontrollers, Sensors and Actuators, Electronics and digital circuitry subjects will take place” – explains Zenoviy Veres, Education Director at Lviv IT Cluster and Solution Architect at Softserve.
The Lab will accommodate 14 working places. The main focus of the Lab is to teach the basis of creating Internet of Things devices. Lviv IT Cluster also plans to create a second Lab in the future for producing these smart devices or creating their own Arduino – starting from design, and finishing with the first prototypes, which can be printed by a 3D printer.
IoT is the first innovative program launched at Lviv Polytechnic in 2016 by Lviv IT Cluster in cooperation with the IT industry. Now there are more than 50 students enrolled in the program.