Don Wilcher

Don is a passionate teacher of electronics technology and an electrical engineer with 26 years of industrial experience. He has worked on industrial robotics systems, automotive electronic modules and systems, and embedded wireless controls for small consumer appliances. He's currently developing 21st century educational products focusing on the Internet of Things for makers, engineers, technicians, and educators. He is also a Certified Electronics Technician with ETA International and a book author.

August 10 - Day 3: Understanding Stepper and Servo Motors

Stepper and servo motors are key electromechanical components for Motion Control products. Today, participants will explore Motion Control driver circuits by building and experimenting with basic Arduino based Stepper and Servo Motor Controllers.
August 10, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

August 9 - Day 2: Understanding Transistor Motor Drivers

Day two session will focus on driving high DC/AC current electromechanical components with low current DC driver. To illustrate this design method, participants will learn how to build a DC Motor Driver using a Power MOSFET. Power MOSFET basics including how to wire them to a dc motor will be...
August 09, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

March 24 - Day 4: Introduction to the Freeboard.io Cloud Server

The Freeboard.io cloud website will be introduced in this class, with a discussion on dashboards, triggers, and IO sources. Elements on URL resources from dweet.io will be demonstrated by use of a smartphone. The concepts based on this hands-on demonstration will be used in building the RPi LED...
March 24, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

March 21 - Day 1: Building a Raspberry Pi LED Flasher

Course participants will be introduced to the state of the Internet of Things with respect to microcontroller-based development platforms like the Arduino and the Raspberry Pi. This kickoff session will instruct attendees on building a RPi LED flasher that will serve as the experimental IoT device...
March 21, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

July 10 - Day 5: Raspibot Board Part 2

This final session is a continuation of the Raspibot board discussion. We'll take a look at how to create awesome visual displays using an LED matrix cube. A discussion of the cube's construction and attaching it to the Raspibot will be presented. Final testing of the LED matrix cube with RRB and...
July 10, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

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