Charles J. Lord

Charles J. Lord, PE is an embedded systems consultant and trainer with over 40 years' experience in system design and development in medical, military, and industrial applications. For the last twelve years, he has specialized in the integration of communication protocols into clients' products, including USB, Ethernet, and low-power wireless including ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, LoRa, and Thread. He has taught classes in these protocols for Freescale, Renesas, various universities and conferences including ESC and Arm TechCon. He has been a design partner with Freescale/NXP, Microchip, and Renesas. He also teaches webinars for various clients on IoT and embedded systems topics. He earned his BS in electrical engineering from N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C. and provides training and consulting services through his company, Blue Ridge Advanced Design, in Asheville, N.C. He is a licensed professional engineer in NC and a senior member of the IEEE. In his volunteer work at the IEEE, he has served at many levels from local to regional to board committees. He is currently the chair of the IEEE Western NC Section, NC Council and was general chair of IEEE SoutheastCon 1995 and 2017.

November 17 - Day 4: GitHub Hands-On, Part 2

In this penultimate class, we will take what we learned in the previous class and make use of the existing shares to reuse and build upon other’s code, using examples for the Particle Photon board that we used in a previous CEC class. We will also look at how to set up an account for private shares...
November 17, 2016 - 2:00pm EST

November 16 - Day 3: GitHub Hands-On, Part 1

For our third class, we will delve into the popular GitHub site and will look at that implementation of Git in detail. We will explore set up of a free account for public shares and set up a share area for collaboration.
November 16, 2016 - 2:00pm EST

November 15 - Day 2: Basic Git Concepts

For our second class, we will take the concepts from the first class, apply them to Git, and look at its structure and operation. We will also introduce the terminology that we will use through the rest of the week.
November 15, 2016 - 2:00pm EST

August 26 - Day 5: Advanced Coding

Now that we have written some code using the online and simple IDE tools, we will look at using some familiar IDEs and writing 'bare metal' and even RTOS-based code for the STM chip on our PHOTON board.
August 26, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

August 25 - Day 4: Programming the PHOTON Board Online

In this penultimate class, we will take what we learned so far and write some beginning code using the free online Integrated Development Environment (IDE), as well as a version that can run on our own computers. We will then look at ways that we can use the node in our local Internet of Things.
August 25, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

August 24 - Day 3: Azure and the Cloud

For our third class, we will delve into the use of the cloud for our IoT applications for the PHOTON by setting up a simple and free Azure account and teaching our board to talk to it.
August 24, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

August 23 - Day 2: Starting to Use PHOTON

For our second class, we will download the smartphone app for the board and learn about basic commissioning and testing of the board. We will perform some basic functions using the sample applications available in the maker domain.
August 23, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

August 22 - Day 1: Introduction to Particle PHOTON Board

In this leadoff class, we will look at the structure of the PHOTON board - its architecture, the chips used, and the features built into the board. We will also look at the infrastructure that the manufacturer has established for the board and that we will use for the remainder of the week.
August 22, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

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