2018 Syllabus

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1) Catalog Description

Introduction to embedded systems in the context of connected devices, wearables and the "Internet of Things" (IoT). Topics include microcontrollers, energy utilization, algorithmic efficiency, interfacing with sensors, networking, cryptography, and local versus distributed computation. Students design, make, and program an internet-connected wearable or handheld device. In final project, student teams design and demo their own cloud-connected IoT system. Enrollment limited; preference to first- and second-year students.

Prerequisites: None

Co-req: 8.02, prior exposure to programming (6.0001 or 6.S080 or equivalent)

Units: 1-5-6

Lectures: Monday 1:00-2:00 pm, room 54-100

Lab sections

All lab sections are held in 38-530

  • Section 1: Tuesday, Thursday 9:00-11:30,
  • Section 2: Tuesday, Thursday 12:00-2:30,
  • Section 3: Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-5:00,

Lab sections will all take place in Room 38-530.
Attendance at both lab sessions is mandatory. If you are unable to attend due to illness or other personal difficulties, please see a dean in Student Support Services and ask them to contact Joe (jodalyst@mit.edu).