Prototyping material for your final project (Barcelona only)

Hello guys, we have gathered a list of spare material we can make available to you so you can use it to build your final project.

There are also stores where you can find other cool things in Barcelona:
  • Diotronic (Carrer de Muntaner, 49, 08011 Barcelona)
  • RO-BOTICA (Carrer de Balmes, 350, 08006 Barcelona)
See you in class :).

Suggested L@bs

Hello guys,

we have compiled some ideas for advanced labs (l@bs). Here they are separated by subject:


Advanced labs, or L@bs, are a key part of the new classroom dynamics for Hands-on WSNs.

There are three main criteria governing l@bs:

  1. They should build over the subjects already learned in class.
  2. Are a solution to a problem.
  3. Should be presented at the next class.

For instance, l@b1 which is an advanced version of the first lab should be presented in the lab2 class.

Although it is true that l@bs should be proposed by students, in the followings We The Teachers propose some ideas.

  1. L@b1 (2.1): Advanced Blinking LED:
    1. semaphore
    2. binary counter
    3. ambulance lamp
    4. pulsating LED
  1. L@b2 (4.1): Advanced Messaging:
    1. 3 or more users chatroom
    2. multihop chat
    3. chat with LED notifications
    4. multimedia chat
  1. L@b3 (5.1): Automation:
    1. wireless night-table lamp (
    2. wireless fan
    3. wireless piano
    4. Wireless Morse code transmitter and receiver
  2. L@b4 (5.2): Wireless data transmission:
    1. wireless music instrument
    2. wireless force indicator
  3. L@b5 (6.1): Advanced pinging a sensor
    1. an Xbee-LED lightshow
    2. Send a melody to an arrange of buzzers from a computer
  4. L@b6 (6.2): Advanced data collection
    1. plot data in real-time
  5. L@b7 (7.1): Upload your sensor data
    1. use one of the other data visualization platforms
    2. build a live data visualizer for others in the classroom
    3. build a better visualiser

Welcome class 2015!

Hello guys,

probably we will all be reading this message in the welcoming class.

I would like to guide you through the Hands-on WSN experience we are going to have this year.

  1. Advanced labs or L@bs: as part of the course, we have prepared additional lab assignments that will push your abilities even further.
  2. Class dynamics: as done in previous years this course will be composed of lab sessions only, with the exception of Fridays. Our normal lab sessions are going to be invested in completing the lab/l@b assignments proposed in the P2PU course. Please, don’t forget to create an account in order to enrol in the course. Your evaluation depends on it.
  3. Final project: as part of the course you should prepare a final project. It should make use of WSN or other technology reviewed in class (or not). The subject is completely up to you.
  4. Fridays: we have four Friday sessions. Two of them are going to be composed of talks given by experts in a WSN-realted field. The other two we are going to use to troubleshoot your final projects.
  5. Evaluation: as explained in previous post, each group should request a badge after the completion of each lab assignment. Each owner of a badge can evaluate and give a badge to the requester. The following is a proposal of the weights:
    • 60% Labs/L@bs and badges.
    • 30% Final project.
    • 10% Final short quiz.

Thanks for attending, we will work hard to show you all of what we have learned so far in this course.


The Hands-on WSN team.

What to deliver after class?

Welcome to Xarxes de Sensors sense Fils (XSSF), guys!

As we commented in our first lesson, we expect you to deliver a summary of your work after each lab.

We also asked you to do so via a blog post. It is easier, cleaner and quicker to feedback.

Your posts should at least answer/cover different aspects:

  1. Name of the students participating in the lab.
  2. Name of the lab.
  3. Videos, photos and schematics of your finished prototype.
  4. Description of your work. Try to detail your procedures, remember that we expect you to go one step further from the guided labs.
  5. Anything else you think is useful, :).

There are many blogs platforms available. We are OK with all of them, feel free to choose whichever you like the most.

Remember: after writing a post about your work on a determined Lab, paste a link to that post in the correspondent comment section of the MOOC.


Have fun!



During our MOOC, we will be rewarding your efforts with beautiful Badges!

These precious little drawings will highlight your abilities to your peers. That is, every time you are able to finish a Lab assignment, then the instructors will reward you with a badge.

Each one is associated with a specific Lab, thus the theme designs.

These are just drafts, what do you think?


Welcome to my 111th Birthday!

We are thrilled to begin writing and discussing all sorts of ideas regarding sensors, Arduino and wireless technologies.

Just to keep all of you guys up-to-date:

  • We are just starting to build the community, that is, web, gatherings and of course, our MOOC.
  • We kickstart our course about WSNs in April. This is going to be an optional course for students of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona.
  • In the meantime, you can check our online course and companion guide. These will be in constant modification (debugging, editing, updating, etc.).

Hope to hear from you guys.

Happy prototyping :-).