The Excitement of SMAN 9 Bogor Students Participating in IoT Training With the Physics Department of IPB University

Internet has become a very important need today. With the internet, activities become easier to do more quickly and efficiently. Internet of Things (IoT) is a system where physical objects are interconnected and connected to the internet that are able to communicate with each other and can collect also transfer data over a wireless network without human intervention. IoT systems utilize sensors, software, and other technologies over the internet.

To introduce the working principle of IoT, the Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) IPB University provided IoT training to students of SMA Negeri 9 Bogor City last week. This IoT training is held online.

In his remarks, the Head of the Physics Department of IPB University, Dr Tony Ibnu Sumaryada, said that IoT is a present need and will be increasingly important in the future. “In the 4.0 industrial revolution, everything is connected to the internet. So there is a need for literacy related to IoT, not only its use but also how the IoT works," he said.

The Physics Department of IPB University facilitates the trainee students with IoT device kits. A total of 10 teams participated in this training, each team consisting of two students who were in the residence of one of the team members. Each team holds a set of IoT device kits consisting of a microcontroller, relay, breadboard, LPG gas sensor, and a study lamp that has been modified to be assembled on an IoT system.

This training was given by Sejahtera Ahmad, S.Si, an alumni of the Physics Department of IPB University. Sejahtera who is now an IPB University Education Personnel (Tendik) has mastered IoT technology and is experienced in providing IoT training to students. The training was guided by the Sensor and Microcontroller System Laboratory, Department of Physics, IPB University, online.

There were two projects that were tried out in the training, namely monitoring LPG gas leaks and turning on and off study lights via internet. “At first the students were taught coding and then continued by assembling the system on a breadboard. After coding and assembling the system, participants received a gas leak notification on the cellphone screen. Meanwhile, turning the lights on and off can be done using the handphone, "he explained.

The Head of SMA Negeri 9 Bogor City, Dr. Aidawati welcomed and thanked the Physics Department of IPB University for holding this IoT training for her students. She hopes that this collaboration will not stop at this activity, but can continue to develop student’s interests and talents in the fields of science and technology.

“This activity is extraordinary and is an honor for SMA Negeri 9 Bogor City. Not only providing insight, this activity also equips students with scientific and technological literacy in today's digital age. This activity is also very useful in supporting the learning process because it can improve student’s skills and creativity, especially in the field of internet-based technology," she said.

According to the Chair of the Committee, Dr Akhiruddin who is a lecturer at the Physics Department of IPB University, this online IoT training is the first time (Batch 1) and can be continued in the future. Dr Akhiruddin Maddu hopes that this training can provide new insights and experiences for students to welcome the development of internet-based technology which will be increasingly important in the future.

"This training can be an example or an interactive online training model that is very suitable to be developed during a pandemic like today," he said. (SWP/Zul) (IAAS/RDL)

Published Date : 17-Sep-2021

Resource Person : Dr Akhiruddin

Keyword : Digital, Department of Physics, IPB University, Internet of Things, Information Technology