Autodesk Circuits Part Two


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Internet of Things (IoT) is all of the rages nowadays. Internet of Things (IoT) are devices and components that exist all around us in our day-to-day lives which communicate with and connect through cloud networks and the internet. This includes cellular service in vehicles, specialized thermostats, and health bands that monitor health. This course will provide an introduction to the subject of Internet of Things (IoT) and provide an overall understanding.

Intended audience

  • This course is geared for anyone currently looking to learn about and get a better understanding of Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Viewers require no previous experience with Internet of Things (IoT) but, having a technical background is helpful.


  • While there are no formal pre-requisites students will benefit from having a basic understanding of cloud computing services
  • Recommended course - Compute Fundamentals

Learning objectives

  • Understand the purpose and benefits of Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Learn the essentials of where to begin working with Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Learn about the growing challenges of Internet of Things (IoT) along with the predicted growth and projections for the next few years.

Welcome to our demo on Autodesk Circuits. This is the second part of our demo that I want to take an actual tour of their website, so I could show you some of the tools that are more focused on the Internet of Things. I'm not gonna actually walk through the actual demos, but I wanted to actually point them out, so that you could actually work through 'em. I don't think there's a lot of value in me actually going step-by-step through 'em, but actually showing you what is available, so you actually dive in there and work through it step-by-step, I think would be important.

This is a great free tool, and I think you should definitely take great advantage of it. Using what Cloud Academy has, along with tools like this, will really bring you a long way. So, going from the main page, I wanna click on Learn, and if we scroll down to the bottom here past all the tutorials, we're gonna come to some Youtube videos down here, and at the bottom here, there's one on Arduino Serial Monitor Input. And I'm just gonna click on that. Just click play. So, this guy walks you through a step-by-step process of, you know, how this actual solution works, so you can understand how it interacts with the code, how you actually can run... run different commands from down here, interact with the different LEDs and things like that, so I think this is a great tutorial to kind of have someone walk you through the code and show you how the solution actually works.

So, let's scroll back up, and we'll go back. So, going back to the tutorials here. I'm gonna go back up here. We started off with Getting Started with Electricity which kinda introduced you to how the actual tutorials worked at a very basic level, but I definitely would dive into anything that is related to Arduino for Beginners. And under here is three different tutorials you actually could work with, so... Each one of these, like Learn Morse Code with Arduino here, you know, three more, so each one of these have three or more different tutorials associated with it. This one has six. See, you see, there's a lot of great tutorials on here that are focused on Arduino, and I think if you dive into any of this stuff in general, you'll get a better understanding of how electrical components work, how kits work, things like that, so I definitely recommend jumping in here. And again, your projects will be saved on the main page area at the dashboard area.

So here's a couple of my projects, so you could walk through 'em, and if you get frustrated or stuck you can walk away and come back and then you can go back in, and just click on Edit, and you'll leap right back into your project. Well, that wraps up our demo. I know we didn't go through a real lot here, but I just wanted to kinda point out those things really quickly to you, so you could work through those on your own, and at least have a lot of tools like that at your disposal, the... to be able to work through-- especially since it's free, and just get out there and work with it, so... Well, that wraps up our demo, and I'll see you in the next lesson.

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Richard Augenti is a DevOps Engineer with 23 years of IT professional experience and 7 years of cloud experience with AWS and Azure. He has been engaged with varying sized projects with clients all across the globe including most sectors. He enjoys finding the best and most efficient way to make things work so, working with automation, cloud technologies, and DevOps has been the perfect fit. When Richard is not engaged with work, he can also be found presenting workshops and talks at user conferences on cloud technologies and other techie talks.

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