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  • New in 2018 for live courses, a downloadable calendar invite is available, register and visit each classroom page to download the invite.
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Digi-Key Continuing Education Center, hosted on Design News, will get you up to working speed quickly in a host of technologies you've been meaning to study, but haven't had the time, via a series of 45-minute online lessons – all without leaving the comfort of your lab or office. Our faculty of expert tutors has divided the interdisciplinary world of design engineering into five dimensions: microcontrollers (basic and advanced), sensors, wireless, power, and lighting.

All of these topics will be tackled in a dedicated week of interactive tutorials where you can ask questions of the tutor, discuss knotty issues with your fellow students, and download a wealth of additional learning materials. (Don't worry if you can't attend a particular course live – seminars are also archived, and our online educational discussions take place 24 hours a day.)

Upcoming Classes

CEC Semester Fourteen 2018

ARM Your Sensors

Aug 31, 20182:00pm EDT
What do you get when you ARM a postage stamp-sized sensor platform with a microphone, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a magnetometer, a barometer, and a Bluetooth radio? (Hint: Today’s lecture title)
Aug 30, 20182:00pm EDT
This lecture revolves around mating a sensor platform with differing communications methods. Because one method is not offered in prototype form, we will build our own.
Aug 29, 20182:00pm EDT
Remember the casino fishtank sensor hack? This lecture will show you how to keep your IoT sensor device from “tanking” by ARMING it with an Atmel SAM L11.
Aug 28, 20182:00pm EDT
Today’s lecture is heavily geared toward coding sensor firmware. We will utilize the resources of MikroElektronika’s largest ARM development board and mikroC PRO for ARM to create firmware for the newest sensor-laden click boards.
Aug 27, 20182:00pm EDT
An IoT node that cannot communicate the information it collects is useless. The first thing we will do in today’s lecture is ARM a WINC-1500 with an Atmel SAM D21 and teach it to “shoot.”

Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Basics - Hands-On Introduction to Data Science and Advanced Physical Computing

Jul 20, 20182:00pm EDT
In this final session of the 5-day webinar course, the Google AIY Vision kit will be evaluated using a hands-on experiment with Machine Learning.
Jul 19, 20182:00pm EDT
In this session, which is a continuation of Day 3, the Google AIY Voice kit will be evaluated using a hands-on exploration of Machine Learning.
Jul 18, 20182:00pm EDT
This session will discuss the basics of Machine Learning. Applications of Machine Learning will be provided. The hands-on lab project exercise consists of executing and evaluating a hand-writing recognition training model.
Jul 17, 20182:00pm EDT
The Day 2 class is a continuation of the Predictive Analytics introduction session. Predictive Analytics modeling using linear regression will be investigated. The hands-on project will consist of wiring an online-based Arduino Light Sensor circuit simulator using TinkerCad circuits. The electrical...
Jul 16, 20182:00pm EDT
This introductory session discusses Predictive Analytics basics and applications. The Google online data analysis Colaboratory environment will be explored. The hands-on project will consist of performing data collection with the Raspberry Pi.