Hands-On IoT on GCP

By Karlos Knox

Understand hardware purpose, writing software to control hardware, and configuring devices to securely send data captured to GCP.

3 hours
  • 27 Lessons
  • 1 Hands-On Lab

About the course

The marriage of physical and digital technology, such as analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies, and the internet of things (IoT), allows for the creation of digital enterprise data collected from physical systems used to drive intelligent action back in the physical world.

In this course, ‘Hands-On IoT on GCP’, we start by understanding hardware purpose, progress to writing software to control the hardware, and finally configure the devices to securely send data captured to Google Cloud Platform.

Why start at the hardware level? Because when using Google Cloud IoT, the Core is mainly about capturing the data from the physical object.

Chapter 2 explores electricity, resistance, and ohms, as well as the basics of using electricity to (1) power sensors, motors, and collectors, and (2) to store that information.

Chapter 3 explores development boards and their differences and capabilities, along with common sensors used to get started.

Chapter 4 explores programming the devices with firmware or immutable instructions that run while the device has power.

Chapter 5 teaches how to connect our IoT devices to the Google Cloud Platform to store our collected information in a centralized repository.

In Chapter 6, we begin to explore the data collected in order to use a data-driven proactive approach to business solutions.

Finally, we review a few architectures and ideas to kick off your next project.

  • Chapter 1 4 Lessons Introduction 16:45

    Let’s Get Connected


    From Physical to Digital


    Benefits of Exploring IoT


    The Checklist

  • Chapter 2 4 Lessons Electronics, Circuits, and Voltage 23:24

    Electronics and Circuits


    Ohm’s Law - Resistance, Volts, and Amps


    Connecting the Dots


    Hands On Lab Build Circuits using Tinkercad

  • Chapter 3 5 Lessons Development Boards & Sensors (Hardware) 36:46

    Introduction to Development Boards


    Exploring the Arduino Uno


    Setting up the Raspberry Pi


    Connecting the Dots


    Hands-on with Arduino Development Board

  • Chapter 4 4 Lessons Programming (Software) 29:48

    Providing Your Instructions


    Programming Arduino with C++


    Exploring the Raspberry Pi OS


    Hands on Lab Programming the Arduino Uno

  • Chapter 5 5 Lessons Google Cloud IoT Core 37:51

    Using Cloud IoT Core


    Creating a Registry


    Adding a Device to IoT Core


    Collecting Data in IoT Core


    Connecting the Dots

  • Chapter 6 4 Lessons Analyzing the IoT Data in GCP 1:53:13

    Analyzing IoT Data in GCP


    Using BigQuery


    Connecting the Dots


    Viewing Cloud IOT Core data using BigQuery

    1:30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 7 1 Lesson Conclusion 3:21

    Building Your Solutions


What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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