Digilent is happy to announce that we’re at HI-TEC from July 23-24. The High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) is being held at Chicago’s Hyatt Regency from July 21-24 and Digilent’s booth (number 711) is in the exhibit hall. Come find us there!Read More
On August 20th, Microchip will be holding the Microchip Masters Conference in Phoenix, AZ. We are extremely proud that one of our own, Keith Vogel, will be holding a class there. Last Friday at our MakerSpace, we had a dry run of his class for Digilent employees and a community guest.Read More
I really enjoy my job at Digilent because we get to help more engineers in the world by giving students access to the latest technology. One of the coolest parts of my job is getting to go to design contests and getting to see students first-hand building innovative projects using our products!Read More
Here’s to another wonderful ASEE! Last week several of us went to Indianapolis to exhibit at the American Society for Engineering Education conference.Read More
One of the best parts of traveling to a conference like ASEE is getting to participate in hands on workshops. I love getting to go to these, because many times, these are teaching experiences that I’ve only heard about that use Digilent products, so it was a welcome change to be able to see one in action.Read More
Digilent recently attended the pre-conference workshop session at the American Control Conference (ACC) at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. We were there to provide support for the Analog Discovery, which was being showcased in the pre-conference workshop “Ubiquitous Hands-On Learning: The Future of Engineering Education”. Workshop speakers included Bonnie Ferri, Al Ferri, and Deborah Warner. In addition to the presenters, 9 attendees were there. After discussing student involvement in engineering education, participants were able to play with various test and measurement devices.Read More
The travel bags are packed again for Digilent as we gear up to head to Indianapolis for ASEE, or the American Society of Engineering Education.Read More
It’s been a exciting weekend here in Romania, and the 10th edition of the EU Digilent Design Contest is now in the books! What started 10 years ago as a small contest held at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca has turned into something much bigger. Since then, we’ve sponsored contests in the USA, China, and India, and our Romanian contest now covers the entire EU!Read More
Maker Faire 2014 was my first convention of any kind and the experience exceeded any expectations I could have had. From the time I stepped on the grounds, I was enveloped in the “Maker” camaraderie that exists despite the community being comprised of different skill sets and backgrounds. Really, we are all there because we just fit in, because we are Makers.Read More
We are excited to announce that that we will be hosting a pre-conference workshop this year at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference in Indianapolis. This workshop will be led by our Academic Initiatives Director, John Schneider, and will be held on Sunday, June 16, at the Indianapolis Convention Center. We are excited to promote our “every student, every assignment” message with this workshop entitled, “Teaching Engineering Design with Student-Owned Digital and Analog Lab Equipment”. Look for pictures of the workshop to be posted after the event!Read More
Today, half of the Digilent team has already left to go to Romania for our EU Design Contest, while the other half of us are getting the last minute things together to leave for Bay Area Maker Faire. From all across the world, “makers” (people who enjoy making and creating things) flock to the Bay Area to attend the Bay Area World Maker Faire, which is projected to have over 125,000 attendees! This year, we are sharing a booth with our supplier-partner, Microchip Technologies, and have quite the line-up for anyone who comes by.Read More
Half of the team is headed to Digilent Romania for the 10-year Anniversary Design Contest, while the other half of is gearing up to go to Bay Area Maker Faire!
If you are near either Romania or in the USA, Bay Area, we would love to have you stop by and say hello! Stay tuned on our Twitter and Facebook feeds to see the events as they happen.
Digilent’s EU Design Contest will be held at the Technical College in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on May 17-18. This year, we will have around 38 teams in the final presentation! BlogPictureContestants will be doing chipKIT microntroller/robotics projects and digital design systems based on the Xilinx ARM System on a Zynq. All project entries can be found at the design contest site.Read More
Digilent’s US Design Contest will be held at New York City College of Technology on May 3. This year, we have 10 teams in the final presentation!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
Right off the heels of ECEDHA 2014, we are already preparing to travel again!
Our partner suppliers, Microchip Technologies, invited us to share booth space at EELive this year.Read More
During Clint Cole’s Spotlight Presentation at ECEDHA 2014, a rather large announcement was made.Read More
The Digilent Team is now at ECEDHA 2014 at the Meritage Resort and Spa! Already we have had our pre-conference workshop and are headed to a full day of activities …Read More
For those of you that follow the Electrical Engineering Education world, you may know that ECEDHA is only a few days away! ECEDHA or Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association is a yearly conference that focuses on University’s pressing engineering education challenges. This year it is held in Napa Valley, and is hosted by Berkeley, Santa Clara and Stanford University, and we have quite the line up planned!Read More