Continuing Education Center

Digi-Key Continuing Education Center, presented by 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 – 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 lecturer, 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, courses are also archived.) Even more, you can earn IEEE Professional Development Hours for participating.


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May 2021 PLC-HMI Automation Applications

During this hands-on course, attendees will learn how to use the Arduino Mega2560 electronics prototyping board to develop PLC-Human Machine Interface (HMI) Automation concept applications.  Attendees will use an Arduino Mega2560 Starter Kit and a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Touch Screen to prototype and explore several concept PLC -HMI Automation based control applications. Also, attendees will learn Ladder Logic programming methods and... More


Don Wilcher
Don Wilcher

Don Wilcher is an Electrical Engineer, Technical Education Researcher, Instructor, Maker and Book Author. He is currently an Education Doctoral Student studying Personalized Learning and Competency Based Instruction. He researches Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence applications and... More

Continuing Education Center


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  • All classes will consist of a 45 minute lecture and an interactive chat session.
  • Registered users must sign up and participate to get credit for each course.
  • A downloadable calendar invite is available for each course. Register and visit each classroom page to download the invite.
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