Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) Enrichment Program at SMK Gudang Rasau (SEGRA)
One of the IR4.0 hype element is the internet of things (IoT). This element always has a good spotlight in mass media nowadays as one of the futures needed job. This emerging technology will take over most of the human activities, especially in the manufacturing industry.
This program starts with the evaluation of SEGRA innovation product, previously grabbed the Silver Medal Award in iCE-CInno 2019 at UMP, last September. They compete for an e-Health innovation using the Arduino microcontroller board and several health-related sensors.
SEGRA Innovation Advisor, Mdm Che Siti Asmah Norsusilawati Che Ahmad said, most of school teacher lack of IoT knowledge. This contributes to the misunderstanding of similar innovation. Besides, Reka Bentuk dan Teknologi (RBT) teacher, Mdm. Iylia Ahmad quote, most of Kuantan district secondary school, had opted to adopt Arduino microcontroller as RBT learning aid, due to low cost and easy to learn. However, this learning aid stuck as a standalone product. Most teachers tend to use them as an introduction to the microcontroller without focusing on IR4.0 initiatives.
The program continued with brainstorming and discussion on how to enhance SEGRA innovation with artificial intelligence and mobile application technology. In the beginning, the device only capable of reading from the sensors and showing the values had evolved into an intelligence device by embedding with diagnostic and recommendation abilities.
This programs attended by SEGRA Form 2 and 3 students, who took RBT subjects, and have a deep interest in IoT innovation.
In conjunction with this program, a maker space workshop to Kuantan teacher’s is planned. It will be focusing on innovation of IoT with microcontroller, sensors and actuator.