Internet of Things is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals, or people that are provided with unique identifiers and transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. It combines embedded system devices with existing network infrastructure. MACE IoT Laboratory was formulated considering the vision of long-term sustainable development of IoT-enabled applications and services. IoT Lab was established by IEDC (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell), MACE, in association with Kerala Startup Mission. The current Lab facility was inaugurated in March 2017.
The lab contains all the components needed to start the development of IoT-based systems. It includes many microcontroller boards like Arduino and Raspberry Pi, WiFi modules, sensors, actuators, etc. IoT Lab helps the students to thoroughly understand the concepts of IoT and enables them to try out their own ideas. A student community called MACE IoT Club is associated with the lab. Since the setting up of the IoT lab, the community has organized numerous activities like IoT-related workshops, project exhibitions, maker summit competitions, etc.