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From the Workshop | IoT Podcast and Web Series

Educational Videos for Developers

Brought To You By NimbeLink – The World’s Leading Provider Of Cellular Technology, Solutions, And Services.

Here we’ll cover all things around the Internet of Things, from beginning to end, and all the development in between. We’ll learn about components, parts, pieces, modules, modems, certifications, applications and a whole lot more. This page will offer a variety of resources to help support your project.

Expanding on NimbeLink’s popular “Workshop” web series, and delivered by IoT and cellular industry expert Brandon Hart, the From The Workshop series is hitting the road with live workshops in a city near you. Subscribe  to our From The Workshop emails to find out where we’ll be next!

From The Workshop Series

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Introductions

Brandon introduces the IoT podcast and web series, what we’ll cover over subsequent episodes.

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What are Skywire Modems?

Brandon walks through chip, chipset, and end-devices.
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Certification and Testing

Development kits that connect devices to the network fast.

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Cellular Development Kits

Development kits that connect devices to the network fast.

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Getting Started with SWDK

The best way to build with a Skywire Modem with the SWDK!

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AT Commands and SWDK

Watch Brandon send AT commands in this demo.

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The Evolution of Cellular

The evolution of cellular and where it’s going in the future.

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Networks & Protocols

Two protocols, TCP and UDP. Learn what happens when you choose one of them!

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LTE M1Tech Explained!

Brandon Hart answers the big question, “What is LTE CAT M1?”

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Provisioning & SIM Cards

Process of getting started with a line of service using a Skywire modem.

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Set Up Cellular Service

How to get cellular service and your options when selecting your service!

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Antennas 101

Everything you need to know about choosing an antenna for your device.

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LTE CAT M1 and Use Cases

LTE CAT M1and what makes it special.

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Connect with M1 Development Kits

Learn about M1DK, Skywire, and the M1 SIM card.

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BeagleBone Cape Lite

BeagleBone Cape Lite and how it’s different from the BeagleBone Black.

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The Power of Skywire

Brandon Hart focuses on power requirements and design.

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Unboxing the M1DK

We unbox the M1DK from NimbeLink. What exactly can you expect?

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An Inside Look at M1DK

Learn about the M1 Development Kit features and advantages.

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LTE CAT M1 Skywire

LTE CAT M1 modem for the Verizon network. Find out all of its features!

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Skywire Interface

What’s the functionality of each pin? What’s their behavior like? Etc.

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Part I: How to Secure Your Device

How encryption works? How do I secure my IoT device?

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Part II: Stop hackers

Here’s 2 case studies to answer questions. Also what are best practices?

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2G and 3G Sunset

2G and 3G technologies are dead! How to switch to LTE.

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Can a Paperclip be an Antenna?

Brandon summons Thaddeus Gulden from Taoglas Antenna Solutions.

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Understanding FOTA

What is it? And why should you care about it? How does it work?

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What Is the Skywire Global LTE-M?

Learn all the advantages and features of this modem.

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RF Engineering an Asset Tracker

How to engineer an asset tracking device.

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Which Cellular Technology is Right for You?

Brandon, our host, and Pat from Digi-Key Electronics explain everything.

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LTE-M vs. NB-IoT

Brandon discusses the differences between LTE-M and NB-IoT.

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7 Considerations Before Designing Your IoT Device

Everything you need to know for your next IoT project.

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Pt. 1: Cellular Technology Overview

3-Part Cellular Crash Course for IoT Device Developers.

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Pt. 2: Cellular Hardware Considerations

3-Part Cellular Crash Course for IoT Device Developers.

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Pt. 3: Prototype to Production

3-Part Cellular Crash Course for IoT Device Developers.

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What is Antenna Diversity?

Learn why using two antennas is important when developing an IoT device.

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IoT SIM Cards and the eSIM

How IIoT SIM cards differ from commercial SIM cards, and a description of the eSIM.

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SAR Testing for IoT Devices

What is SAR testing and how does it work?

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How to Use AI and ML in Your IoT Device

Learn how to add AI / ML to an IoT device.

Let’s Build

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Let’s Build an IoT Device

Step-by-step process of enabling LTE M1 cellular connectivity to a mailbox!

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Smart Mailbox Part I

Here’s all the bells and whistles he’s adding to his Smart Mailbox!

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Smart Mailbox Part II

In this episode he walks through all the sensors he has build in and how it connects.

Nerd Notes

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What’s A Nerd Note

Get the information you want spanning from “FOTA” to “Why Choose Cellular?”

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Skywire Standard Interface

Get the lowdown about the Skywire Standard Interface.

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Chipset, Module or Modem

The differences between a chipset, a module, and a modem.

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Why Choose Cellular?

Why choose cellular over other options (ie. WiFi, bluetooth, etc.)?

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How do I get started??

So you have a Skywire Embedded Modem. Now what?

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What is LTE-M (CAT M1)?

Learn all about this technology and why it’s so popular!

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Can I Solder My Skywire?

You want the quick answer? Yes! Here’s the quick explanation.

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Cellular Radio Software Requirements

A brief discussion of software requirements for a cellular radio.

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What You Need to Know About NB-IoT

What is NB-IoT? Watch the video to learn more.

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What You Need To Know About 5G

What Is 5G? And what are the differences between eMBB, URLLC, and MMTC?

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Skywire Nano Global LTE-M and NB-IoT

Everything you need to know about the Skywire Nano.

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What You Need To Know About APNs

What is an APN and why is it important?