By Jahanzaib Chippa
IEEE Isra Student Branch partnered up with IEEE Karachi Young Professionals to organize a one-day workshop on “Arduino” on the 27th of April, 2016, in collaboration with IEEE Student Branches of Mehran UET, Jamshoro; SZABIST, Hyderabad and Sindh University, Jamshoro. The workshop was held at Isra University, Hyderabad.
The event commenced with a welcoming speech by Abdul Hai Khanzada, General Secretary of IEEE Isra Student Branch. He enlightened the attendees on the benefits of participating in workshops based on hands-on training and encouraged the participants to register for the upcoming workshops as well. Prof. Dr. Hameedullah Kazi, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Head of Executive Council at IEEE Isra Student Branch, then addressed the organizing committee, appreciating their efforts in the formulation of this workshop. Thereafter, Jahanzaib Chippa, an emerging leader at IEEE Young Professionals Karachi, put some light on the past, present and future activities of the IEEE Young Professionals Karachi Section.
The workshop was conducted by Engr. Shahbaz Ali, Lead Tech. & Maintenance Department at IITC Hyundai Elevators Escalator. He focused on brushing up the students’ Arduino basics so that they understand the detailed procedures for working with Arduino and can explore further on their own. The major topics covered in the workshop included “how to install Arduino on your laptop”, “how to understand, modify, and write Arduino programs”, “how to connect sensors to Arduino and read them from a program”, and “how to connect actuators (LEDs, motors etc.) and control them from a program”.
Overall, the workshop was an immense success among the 40 participants and the event concluded with a crest of appreciation given to Engr. Shahbaz Ali by Dr. Hameedullah Kazi for his time and patience in conducting such a remarkable program.