Samsung Innovation Campus 2022 Masuki Batch 3

Jakarta, – To increase student capacity in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) development, Samsung again held the Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC), which has now entered Batch 3 for the 2021/2022 season.

Currently, the Samsung Innovation Campus 2022 has entered the third phase, namely the IoT Product Development Bootcamp. This program itself is Samsung’s real contribution to help the government increase student capacity and accelerate digital transformation in Indonesia.

As is well known, IoT technology is experiencing rapid growth in Indonesia. Referring to data from the Ministry of Communication and Informatics in 2022, there will be 400 million IoT devices in Indonesia and there will be 678 million devices in 2025 driven by 5G technology.

Meanwhile, the World Economic Forum report titled The Future of Jobs Report 2020 states that as many as 9 percent of companies in 2025 have utilized IoT technology.

To anticipate this, Kominfo and Kemendikbudristek then encourage the capacity building of high school and vocational education in the use of ICT which focuses on IoT technology, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Video Based Learning, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality.

Ennita Pramono, Head of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics Indonesia, said that the Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC) Batch 3 – 2021/2022 is in line with the government’s efforts to encourage teacher capacity building in the ICT sector and to produce Indonesian students as the young generation who master digital technology, capable of producing real solutions to various problems in their community, and ready to compete in the industry.

“We hope that the experience and skills they gain at SIC will be useful for their future,” said Ennita.

SIC Batch 3 2021/2022 which enters the IoT Product Development Bootcamp stage is designed to encourage students’ capacity to become skilled IoT Developers and are ready to be absorbed by the industry, through a unique curriculum and education system that is in line with the needs of the world of work (Link and match).

At this bootcamp stage, students are taught several materials, including; Foundation & Hardware (IoT), Networking & Communication Basics (Raspberry Pi), Software & Platforms (MongoDB, PyMongo, UBIDOTS).

Ardika, a retired student at SMK Muhammadiyah 7 Gondanglegi Malang, represented his group and shared his experiences with participating in the bootcamp.

Ardika said, the materials taught at the bootcamp were aimed at increasing understanding of the concepts of design thinking, innovation, critical thinking, program validation, making solution ideas, python courses, and IoT courses, which are interrelated in working on IoT products.

The IoT product designed by this team is a smart aquarium called AQUAThings, designed to make it easier to control ornamental fish aquariums via smartphones. This solution relies on three main features, namely IoT for regulating water PH levels, IoT feeder fish, and IoT aquarium lighting.

There were quite a few challenges that they had to face at that stage. Among them are having to use a completely new programming language from what has been learned, then when assembling and assembling IoT device components consisting of sensors, and hardware engineering problems.

“Because our products are related to water, we have often experienced short circuits during assembly because the sensors are in the water, causing losses,” said Ardika, who aspires to be a hardware engineer.

Ardika hopes that the next period of SIC can be followed by more students and schools so that more people will feel the benefits of the program.

Through SIC, Ardika feels that his skills are increasing and his understanding is starting to open that hardware engineering does not only make products such as cellphones or laptops. IoT which turns out to be also important because many people need it to solve everyday problems.

Meanwhile, Daffa Eka Sujianto, a student from Al Huda Vocational School, Kediri City, East Java, representing his group said the materials taught at the bootcamp stage were new materials, for example, how to run sensors with the python program, send sensor data to IoT data, how to make ideas into products through hardware assembly and programming stages.

“We are happy to be able to get to this stage, because we have never been taught such materials, so it is very useful,” said Daffa.

The Daffa team’s IoT project design is glasses equipped with ultrasonic sensors, GPS, cameras, and speakers that can give turn orders to blind people based on data from sensors. The glasses were created to help the blind to move more easily.

The challenges faced when working on the project occurred at the stage of assembling the hardware. It turns out that there is some hardware that does not support or is not even available. In addition, there are some sensors that can’t pick up a signal, for example a GPS sensor, so you have to buy a new device.

Even so, Ardika admits that this training has many benefits, especially in terms of problem solving, so that if there is a problem, it can be resolved appropriately.

Daffa hopes that SIC in the future can add more time for mentoring. Because according to him the meeting with the mentor is very important in solving problems that occur when they want to realize ideas.

Stage IoT Product Development Bootcamp at SIC Batch 3 – 2021/2022 was held in June-September 2022. This stage was attended by students who had passed the Stage 2 selection with the best solution ideas and values, namely 100 students (25 teams) from 6 MAN (8 teams) and 10 SMK (17 teams) from various regions in Indonesia.

A total of 100 students were screened from 1,000 students from 40 SMK and 30 MAK/MAK/MAP who participated in SIC Batch 3 – 2021/2022. These 1,000 students are those who passed the logic test of 3,000 registrants. The participants are guided by experienced mentors from Skilvul.

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