IoT in the sky

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Understanding and using connectivity and MEMs technology in the ST Microelectronics mini drone kit. Please join CW, Anglia and STMicroelectronics for a free, interactive workshop on IoT applications and build your own drone!

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About the event


In recent years, drones have become an extremely popular way of capturing data from places that may be too dangerous, remote or expensive for people to access. They are increasingly being used to support IoT projects in a whole host of end market sectors, from monitoring and surveying in agriculture, to assessing pipeline conditions for oil and gas.

The workshop will provide participants with a working knowledge of the STEVAL-DRONE01 mini drone kit, which will include the STM32 Cortex M-series Microcontroller, MEMs gyroscope, battery management and Bluetooth Low Energy solutions. Updates on the latest connectivity, motor control and MEMs products will also be included in the workshop.

The day covers:

  • Introduction to STMicroelectronics IoT solutions
  • Building and setting up the STEVAL-DRONE01
  • Technical guidance on the flight controller unit running the firmware to control the speed of each connected motor and stabilise the drone
  • Understanding the accompanying Bluetooth Low Energy module capable of turning a smartphone running a dedicated App into a remote control unit

Attendees will be able to take-away the evalution kit used in the session.

Required Kit

You will need to bring your own laptop on the day. We will send you instructions on how to pre-load software before you attend. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is a practical, hands-on event. It is aimed at hardware and software engineers working on IoT applications and uses drone technology as a typical example to demonstrate the ST solutions available. 

Apply to join us

Places for this event are limited to 25 delegates, please register your interest and we will be in touch within one week to confirm your place.

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In collaboration with Anglia

Anglia is the UK’s leading independent authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, and passive and electromechanical components.

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Registration and networking with lunch


Welcome from CW

Simon Mead, CEO, CW


Welcome from event collaborator Anglia

Andrew Pockson, Marketing Manager, Anglia


Introduction to STMicroelectronics IoT solutions

David Lamb, Market Development Manager, STMicroelectronics


Building and setting up the STEVAL-DRONE01

David Lamb, Market Development Manager, STMicroelectronics
An overview of the new STM32WB55 hardware and software environment plus a hands-on with the development kit


Introduction to the building blocks of the STEVAL-DRONE kit

Nick Stone, Applications Engineer, Anglia
An overview of the principle of the development kit including the flight control unit, microcontroller, MEMs, Bluetooth and battery management


Refreshments and networking


Building and setting and flying up the STEVAL-DRONE01

Nick Stone, Applications Engineer, Anglia
Hands on with the drone kit, build it, program it and fly it!


Event wrap up


Event closes

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The Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park Milton Road, Milton Cambridge, CB4 0GA

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