Monthly Archives: April, 2014

EELive
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Digilent’s first foray into EELive was a successful one, thanks to a great message that we believe in: making technology more accessible to the public and encouraging students, professional engineers, educators, and makers to become more involved in the engineering process. Alex, our representative at EELive, was excited about the success of his trip and said that both we and one of our partners, Microchip Technology, did some great demos. Microchip’s demo used their kit to measure the blood pressure, oxygen levels, and pulse automatically. Technology is all around us and can be adapted in new ways, and we are looking forward to next year and all the new ideas to come! Contributed by Caitlin. *Sorry for the blurry photos. Pictures were taken on a phone. To see more pictures follow @DigilentInc and @alexwonglik on Twitter!

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Workshop
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Our first in-person workshop was a success! We had professors and TAs from Pacific Lutheran University, Washington State Universtiy, the EE program at Everett Community College, Olympic College, and the Washington Engineering Institute EET.

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Digilent Makerspace
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he Learn.DigilentInc site was launched two weeks ago with several microcontroller projects on it.
After doing all of the projects loaded on the site, I was inspired to test out the skills on a more complex project: seeing if I can use my chipKIT Uno32 with a Starbot Animatronic Puppet. Check out how it turned out and let me know what you think!

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Digilent Makerspace
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At Digilent, our mission is to create more engineers. It’s our president’s common phrase, “Engineers are Makers”– so it only makes sense that we would offer a place where people can come together and learn, create, tinker and make.

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Workshop
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Digilent has been on the road quite a bit the past two years and although we had great reviews on conferences, we got a few requests to have workshops. After all, there is only so much you can learn from a speech or booth demonstration; hearing about a product isn’t as effective as getting to handle it yourself. Most of all, since we are big believers in hands-on-education for students… it only makes sense that we found a way to make hands-on-education for educators!

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