Colibri IoT - Open Arduino based IoT platform for Education

  • 12:30 – 14:30 • 3rd October 2019

Colibri IoT is an open IoT sensor platform developed by teachers for students to learn basic IoT principles on the real-life applications. It is based on the Arduino platform, supports LoRaWAN connectivity out of the box and enables a broad range of features using various  of the shelf extension boards. Colibri IoT can be used to develop Smart City, Smart Agriculture, Smart Industry and other applications.

The primary goal of the workshop will be to measure various parameters using the Colibri IoT platform and send the data to the open data platform using LoRaWAN technology and The Things Network open network infrastructure.

What will you take away from this workshop?

Participants will learn how to connect Arduino based IoT sensor platform to the LoRaWAN The Things Network and how to send data to the 3rd party open data platform. They will learn how to teach their students the basics of IoT by using real-life applications.

How do you need to prepare yourself? Are there any special skills required to participate?

 Just the basic understanding of the Arduino ecosystem is required.

You can attend this workshop with a Teachers Ticket.

Luka Mali

Lecturer and Researcher, The Laboratory for Telecommunications (LTFE)

Luka Mali holds the position of a senior research associate and lecturer at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Laboratory for Telecommunications. His current work focuses on Mobile and Wireless Networks, Low Power Wireless Networks, Connected Devices and IoT applications. He is head of MakerLab Ljubljana, the first open prototyping laboratory (FabLab) at University of Ljubljana. In his 15+ years career he co-founded multiple IoT Startups, where some of them ship 100,000+ IoT products annually. He is co-initiator of The Things Network Slovenia, the national public LoRaWAN sensor network, co-iniciator of the FabLab Network Slovenia and founder of the open education platform Colibri IoT.

The Laboratory for Telecommunications (LTFE) was founded as part of the ICT Department at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana and is focused on the telecommunication networks and services, internet technologies, IoT, converged fixed and mobile networks, LTE and 5G networks, blockchain technologies, network performance and conformance testing, and open innovation approaches. LTFE extensively involved in scientific research and pedagogical activities. The cooperation with the partners from the industry and the related knowledge transfer are especially important, resulting in more than extensive 10 industry projects per year. Some examples of these are projects form the Horizon 2020, Interreg Europe and Erasmus Schemes, leading role in the SRIP IoT Smart Cities Communities initiative, the Ekosmart project and the open innovation and FabLab initiatives. There is a close cooperation with the major industry partners, such as Telekom, Iskra, Iskra Emeco, and others.