Learn About Simulating an IoT Home Security System with Tinkercad

As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows in popularity and transforms how we use connected devices, it may be essential for those in relevant technical areas to understand more about what it is and its functionality. We have put together a series of short skill-building videos to help you develop your skills, in this case, related to IoT.

In this video, Dr. Waksmanski will walk you through a home security simulation using Tinkercad. The whole system will be set up using IoT.  She will use the Arduino UNO microcontroller as the smart hub and connect a motion sensor and other devices such that an alarm is triggered when movement is detected.

Video Details:

LENGTH: 1 hour

COST & FEES: $0.00, 100% complimentary

Simulating an IoT Home Security System with Tinkercad Video

What You'll Learn

Dr. Waksmanski talks through this video series to help you:

  • Gain insights into the integration of software and hardware as it is related to the IoT
  • Learn how to wire components together
  • Learn how to program those components in order to simulate a home security system

This video series is for those who are interested in learning how to build and program circuits, but do not have a physical Arduino to tinker with. No prior coding or hardware knowledge is required.

The link below will take you to Kaltura's site for full-screen viewing of the video:

About Dr. Natalie Waksmanski-Krynski

Dr. Waksmanski is currently a Professor and Faculty Chair at DeVry University in the College of Engineering and Information Sciences where she teaches physics, computer programming, electronics, calculus, algebra, and statistics. Through a joint engineering program between Illinois Institute of Technology and Dominican University, she simultaneously earned B.S. degrees in civil engineering and mathematics from the respective schools in 2012. She earned a Ph.D. in engineering with a concentration in mechanics and a certificate in nuclear engineering at The University of Akron in 2016. She has published numerous papers on the static and dynamic analysis of layered composite plates with multiphase coupling and nonlocal effects.

Dr. Waksmanski’s area of expertise in computational mechanics has been applied to multiple areas in STEAM where in addition to enhancing student experience in the classroom, she serves as a mentor to a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics team. In this role she encourages students toward scientific and engineering interests while leading them through their path of scholarly and creative discovery. In all three seasons she has been mentoring the team, her team advanced to the Illinois First Tech Challenge League state competition.

Additional Details

  • These online, self-paced videos are non-credit bearing, avocational and not part of a DeVry University or Keller Graduate School of Management program of study.
  • These short videos are provided to help you develop or enhance your skills. Completion of these videos does not lead to employment.

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*DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org. The University's Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation.