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Build Apps for the Thunderboard Sense II

Learn to build IoT Applications with the Thunderboard Sense 2

Workshop Overview

  • Beginner
  • 1.5h - 2h
  • IoT, Hardware, Thunderboard Sense 2

Learning Objectives

  • Create an app using Thunderboard Sense 2 & Simplicity Studio
  • Learn how to flash code to the board and screen output to the terminal
  • Write code (C) that changes color of the LEDs

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About this Workshop

In this workshop, participants will be building an environmental sensor application with the Thunderboard Sense II where the board changes color based on temperature and air quality.

Thunderboard Sense 2

The Thunderboard Sense 2 is a compact, featured-packed development platform. The Thunderboard is an ideal platform for developing energy-friendly connected IoT devices. This is a true multi-protocol capable kit, supporting proprietary stacks and standard protocols such as Zigbee, Thread, and Bluetooth® low energy.

Simplicity Studio

Participants will be required to use Simplicity Studio, an integrated development environment that simplifies the IoT development process with one-click access to everything students need to complete the workshop.

Requirements / Prerequisites

Participants will be required to have a computer that can connect to the Internet and run the following software:

System Requirements:


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Resources & Downloads

Getting started with the Thunderboard Sense 2

Participants can read about how to get started on the Thunderboard.

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Simplicity Studio

Participants can install Simplcity Studio 4.


Windows Mac Linux

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