Hello all. Welcome to the specialization on the Internet of things. The Internet of things, our viewpoint is reach the convergence of multiple technologies. We will talk about telephony networks, circuitry switch. And, a lot of innovations give rise to broadcast radio and television. And, that, in turn, led to consumer electronics and the growth of content. Around this time, 1972, DARPA commissioned the development of Internet to do one thing that could not be done with the telephony networks and the broadcast networks at that time. That is reliability. And, as we all know, Internet delivered on reliability and went on to subsume the functionality of telephony networks, And broadcast networks. So, the next big converging technology was wireless technologies and that gave us wireless internet and the smartphones. And, in this course, we are going to use the smartphone platform to teach you the Internet of things and what the future might be. The iOT platform, the indications are it will gives us new products and services in this place of automotive industry, healthcare, robotics. The unique thing about this course, these series of courses, is it's completely hands-on and lab oriented. And, I would like Ganz Chukalingum to come and introduce the lab parts about that. Hello Ganz, come on in. Hey, thanks Artie. Hey guys, you're probably all looking to take this course because you're interested in building your own Internet of things. And, I think you've come to the right place. This is going to be really hands-on. Most of the courses here are built by the students of UCSD. You're going to be working with this Arrow Electronics DragonBoard 410c, which runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This is, you can think of it like if you take out your smartphone, open up the hood. What you'll find is components in here. So, this will form the core of our course. To follow along, you would buy one of these, which is not a big deal. It's not that expensive. But, I want to pause here and give you a snapshot of what you're going to experience throughout this course. You're going to see some of the lab projects you'll be building. And, after that, you finally end up with the capstone project where you'll create your own ideas, and build on it using affordency. Anyway, I'll leave now, give a little trailer of what you'll experience in this course, and hope to see you in course 1. [MUSIC] Hey, guys. I want to introduce you to the rest of the team that made the MOOC possible. I wanted to start with Robert here, but before that, I want to say there's two students I'm missing here, Randy and Ukeridge, but you'll get to see them later throughout the course. Start with the chief of students, Robert? Thanks, Ganz. Yeah, I'm Robert Wolf. I just recently graduated here, at UCSD, with electrical engineering, and I look forward to meeting everyone throughout these courses coming up. I'm Eric Uro, I'm a grad student in the EC department, here at UCSD, and I'm here to teach guys some parkour. Just kidding, we're here for electronics. [LAUGH] My name's Jacob Torado, I'm a third year here, studying computer science at UCSD And, I'm ready for the course. And i'm Arger Malkun. I'm also a third year at USCD, doing computer engineering, and I'm going to have a great time doing these courses with you guys. And finally, want to introduce you to the video crew, which made the whole course possible. Hector, Alex, Joe, please come in and say hi. [APPLAUSE] Do a little selfie of yourself. [LAUGH] Hopefully, we'll see you guys in course one. Please come back.