Electric Dune Buggy

I’m an intern at Digilent working on converting a dune buggy to electric power. Once the buggy is complete, the operator will have the options to use either remote control or autonomous operation and will exemplify the functionality of Digilent products. The overall goal is to create something fun yet safe that will encourage innovators to go out and build something awesome.

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EU Digilent Design Contest

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.

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Fritzing and Digilent

At Digilent, we use Fritzing to present educational concepts. A lot of our Learn projects feature Fritzing. A number of our parts (with more being added regularly) are in Fritzing Projects (search for Digilent) and in the user-created parts repository. From designing circuits to demonstrating new concepts, we use Fritzing for showing people what we’re working on. We also use some Fritzing graphics in our inventories for our Learn projects. (The one shown below is from a project about debouncing circuits with libraries.)

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ZYBO and Pmods in Electronics Design Magazine!

In this month’s edition of Electronics Design Magazine, a rather nice article calling out both our new ZYBO processor board and our Pmods™ was written. Bill Wong, the article’s author, discusses many of the user experience improvements that Xlinx has made in regards to their latest Zynq-7000 multi-core, ARM A9+FPGA processor. In those improvements he mentions both our newest ZYBO board and our Pmods™!

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