For one piece designs, test equipment and quick prototypes I use development kits. Even if I don't use the peripherals in the kit, I have a nice bond-out for wirewrapping. Of course, having a display and graphics library really moves things along.
The Smart Emergency Response System capitalizes on the latest advancements in cyber-physical systems to connect autonomous aircraft and ground vehicles, rescue dogs, robots, and a high-performance computing mission control center into a realistic vision.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.