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.

April 3 - Day 5: PSoC BLE Part 2

This final session is a continuation of the PSoC BLE CapSense proximity sensor project. In this last class, you will walk away with the knowledge of how to connect the integrated circuit with the CySmart PC tool using the CapSense proximity sensor discussed in the Day 4 class. Lastly, the Make PSoC...
April 03, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

April 2 - Day 4: PSoC BLE Part 1

The ability to improve process and product performance using wireless techniques is a driving force of product innovation today. Cypress Semiconductor's PSCoC BLE -- for Bluetooth Low Energy -- is a development platform that provides such innovation for engineers working in the consumer and...
April 02, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

April 1 - Day 3: PSoC and Physical Computing

The PSoC is capable of being used in a multitude of applications and products. One design technique that allows PSoC to be interactive within its environment is known as physical computing. Definitions of physical computing and examples will be examined in this session. We will also show you how to...
April 01, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

March 31 - Day 2: Getting Started with PSoC

This session will include a discussion on how to start using PSoC for electronics project prototyping. Definitions of key terms used in the development of PSoC projects will be explained along with the differences between the PSoC Designer and PSoC Creator development tools. In this class, we will...
March 31, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

March 30 - Day 1: The World of PSoC

The Programmable System-on-Chip is a user-friendly rapid development platform used by engineers (and educators and Makers) to design products for the consumer and industrial markets. An overview of the PSoC's architecture will be explained, along with a presentation of the examples illustrating the...
March 30, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT

June 13 - Day 5: Arduino & Games

In the early 70s handheld electronic games were popular. These electronic handheld devices have been replaced with video game consoles and iPhone and Android apps. In this final session, an Arduino electronic game will be discussed.
June 13, 2014 - 2:00pm EDT

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