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.

July 9 - Day 4: Raspibot Board Part 1

The Raspibot board is an accessory controller that allows control of DC and stepper motors, LED matrices and LCDs, allowing basic mobile robots and electronic controllers to be built quite easily (uses the RRB library dev'd by Simon Monk). We'll discuss the board architecture, a hands-on activity...
July 09, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

July 8 - Day 3: A Detailed Look at the RPi.GPIO Library

The Python library used in connecting the platform to the physical world for electronic controls is the RPi.GPIO code. In this session we'll investigate the RPi's GPIO (General Input Output) pins and how to enable them with the RPi.GPIO library. We'll investigate how to install the library using...
July 08, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

July 7 - Day 2: Introduction to the Python Programming Language

This session will include a discussion on Python, the purpose of the interpretive programming language, and the inventor who created it. A review of the Python IDLE (Integrated DeveLopment Environment) will be provided in this session. The discussion will also focus on Python 2, 3, and "sudo python...
July 07, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

July 6 - Day 1: Introduction to Building Raspberry Pi Controllers

The Raspberry Pi is a user-friendly, credit-card-size, Linux-based computer that design engineers (and educators and Makers) can use as a rapid development platform to design products for the consumer and industrial markets. An overview of the Raspberry Pi's architecture will be explained, along...
July 06, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

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