By Tekedia Editors October 19, 2011 7 Comments

-          Fasmicro receives a $20,000 grant from a U.S. company to help train 100 Nigerians in embedded systems and embedded apps/software

-          MNCs are looking for talents as they plan to setup assembly centers in Africa

-          Training is open to only public institutions and schools (students, profs, etc)

-          For private companies and individuals that do not qualify, regular training is available.

 

 

Fasmicro, a leader in embedded systems and embedded mobile apps development, received a $20,000 grant from a U.S. company with interest in developing Nigeria’s embedded systems sector. Fasmicro will organize a workshop, codenamed FASMICRO OPEN, targeted to government agencies (federal, state, LGA, etc) and educational institutions (students, staff, etc). With the support, we will run this program 100% free to all applicants we select. We expect the selection process to be very rigorous and transparent as we work hard to build the embedded systems sector in Nigeria. We hope to use this platform to train more than 100 people in embedded systems in Nigeria.

 

 

The workshop is structured into two modules which will be independently delivered. We have arrangement to ensure that participants complete the programs if accepted in the two modules. Space is limited and we are looking for participants from agencies and schools that will go back and develop plans to jumpstart embedded systems training, education, projects, R&D programs, etc. We want partners which will help make this industry flourish in Nigeria.

 

Module I: Embedded Systems -FPGA, Microcontroller

An embedded system is a special-purpose system which resides inside the device or equipment it manages or controls.  It contains processing cores that are typically either microcontrollers or digital signal processors like FPGAs, FPAAs, etc with pre-defined tasks and specific constrains, thus differing from the general purpose PC computer.

 

Module I: Embedded Android (Mobile Application) Development

Android is an open-source cutting-edge mobile platform that has gained momentum in recent years. Developed by Google based on Linux kernel and Java, it offers virtually limitless opportunities because of its open-source license. In this workshop, Fasmicro will focus on the interface between Android and embedded systems like Microchip PIC, Altera and Xilinx FPGA boards.

 

 

Venue: Fasmicro Training School, 124a Okigwe Rd, Owerri, Imo State

 

Cost: Free

 

Date: Training starts Dec 5, 2011 and will last for two weeks in many segments.

 

Workshop Structure

The two modules will be totally hands-on. Our experts will use our development kits, modules and boars to train practically those that have been selected. We do hope someone goes home and establish a company after this workshop. Participants must come with their own laptops.

 

Module I is a hands-on embedded systems program designed to impact practical experiences on building with microprocessors and FPGA. Real-life examples on Microchip PIC, Parallax SX and FPGA chips will be taught.

 

Module II is a hands-on Android course designed to provide essential skills and experience with developing applications on Android mobile platform. Throughout the course, participants will develop real-life applications, which can serve as basis for their future Android projects. Eclipse and Android SDK are used as the development environment throughout the class.

 

These are some challenging projects we have:

  • USB microscope developed with android tablet and a student can observe and send report online to the instructor. Your tablet becomes a display for microscope
  • RFID Android based supermarket inventory control—-using Android tablet to access and monitor inventory
  • Speed monitoring system for road safety——Android tablet interfaced with speed monitoring system
  • Security monitoring system or aid for security personnel—-In which Android tablet will be interfaced with wireless security cameras. This is a surveillance system
  • Fuel or fluid level inventory control —–holding your tablet,you can monitor and control fluid level anywhere in the world
  • Automation and process control —interfacing sensors, relays,speed controllers etc to Android tablet through micro-controller wirelessly
  • Home Automation that controls your electricity and water taps.

 

Facilities

We provide Android tablets for the training. Besides, Fasmicro will provide the programming modules, Eclipse and Android SDK dev environments, microprocessors, required CAD tools, FPGA boards, computers, and course materials. All materials are retained by Fasmicro. If you need copies, please visit our store.

 

Required tools

You must come with your laptop and of course be responsible for your accommodation and feeding. We will provide all teaching tools which we retain.

 

Registration

Payment details are here. (no payment)

 

Facilitators: Fasmicro Team – The best in Africa

 

Cancellation Policy: N/A

 

Contact: To apply, send your CV with a recommendation letter from

 

  • your  HOD if from schools;
  • your  agency Director/Dept Head

 

to usa@fasmicro.com. Application deadline is Nov 15th. We will inform you of selection by Nov 20th. There is no limitation on how many participants can come from one institution. Spread the news people.

 

 

Opportunity for FASMICRO MASTERS: Masters in our preeminent training system where our elite designers and developers share insights and shape participants to become the guru of embedded systems and embedded apps . If you are interested, it costs N59,900 for one week, either Embedded systems or Embedded Android. Each participant gets a free Ovim Lite Android tablet (retail value N47, 000) as a gift. We also have a service that enables us to donate ten tablets to any agency or university lab to help them in mobiles apps training and general embedded systems development on mobile related area. Email use@fasmicro.com for more.

 

About Fasmicro

Fasmicro is an expert on embedded systems, microelectronics, web and apps. With offices in London, Boston (Woburn), Lagos and Owerri, it has positioned itself as a knowledge company that schools and government agencies can partner with to deliver innovative research, training and design solutions. Fasmicro maintains a local Android store – the largest in the region, and distributes Nigeria’s most successful local tablet, Ovim.

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Comments:
  1. Really want to appreciate your good works in bringing Technological Revolution to this part of the World. You are giving meaning to the lives of many Technology-savy young Nigerians…Keep up the good work.

  2. When is this programme starting? Although I am not a student I would love to attend for press purposes.

  3. Training starts Dec 5, 2011 and will last for two weeks in many segments.

  4. I am really impressed about the good work that you have been doing. You are really stepping Nigeria to a greater height. Thumbs up for you. More grease to your elbow. Bravo!!

  5. lov what u guys and pray u keep it up

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