Internet of Things Hands-on Workshop

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  • calendar Sep 17, 2014

Zetta’s IoT workshops provide participants a rich, hands-on experience with the latest IoT hardware and software so that they can interconnect geo-distributed devices, build sensor networks and stream video and data to the cloud and mobile apps.

Participants run their code in the cloud and on IoT hardware platforms like Intel Edison and Texas Instruments BeagleBone. Workshop projects and demos will interoperate with a range of device protocols including Bluetooth Low Energy, ZigBee and Z-Wave.

Hands-on lab

Workshop participants will create a network of sensors and actuators using off-the-shelf physical components, open source software and open source hardware.

The workshop duration is from one to four hours. It is designed for twelve students and is taught by two engineers.

users The workshop instructors are the engineers who conceived, designed and built Zetta.

About Zetta

Zetta is an API-first IoT development platform built on Node.js. Zetta is free and open source.

Zetta in the Press

Workshop Details

The crowd


  • 1 to 4 hours


  • Our place
  • Or yours

Ideal Class Size

  • 12 coders


  • Beginner’s knowledge of JavaScript and Node.js is required
  • Experience with electronic circuits is helpful, but not required

Hardware (provided)


The workshop instructors will provide all required hardware for the participants.

  • Single-board computer
  • Breadboard
  • Wires
  • Microphone
  • Camera
  • Buzzer
  • Motion detector
  • LEDs
  • Reed switch (window & door sensor)

Participants get exposure to a diverse range of protocols and hardware so that they can experience the breadth of the Internet of Things and create big, compelling IoT solutions.

Software & Cloud

  • Node.js
  • SPDY
  • Siren Hypermedia
  • Argo
  • Bonescript
  • Heroku
  • Zetta

Request a Workshop

If you’d like an IoT workshop at your makerspace, your company, your school or an upcoming event please contact us on Twitter @zettajs or email