Fast and Powerful MCUs: Embedded Computing Reviews chipKIT WF32 & Wi-FIRE

Embedded Computing featured a review of a couple of our boards, the chipKIT WF32 and Wi-FIRE in their April 30 blog post. “Digilent has released two interesting boards aimed at the much touted Internet of Things”, states the review, and later it sums up with some pretty glowing remarks as to their functionality. My favorite part: “I really like those two boards…No more need for a shield on top of the board!”

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A New Intern’s Experience Getting Started with chipKIT and Learn.Digilentinc!

Howdy! I’m the latest addition to the Digilent family, and I’m happy to make your acquaintance! As the newest member, my first task was to act as a guinea pig to test out our new Learn.Digilentinc webpage. After all, I was new to chipKIT, but I’m no fresh-faced newb (well… not much of a newb), I know my way around a microcontroller and this is hardly my first time blinking an LED, but I’m not a hardcore programmer or electrical engineer either, which was exactly what the Learn.Digilentinc website was created for. So I was asked to go through Digilent’s Learn site to familiarize myself with their hardware, and provide a little outside perspective on the tutorials. The following is a review of my experience with our Learn site, tutorials, and what sort of difficulties folks new to microcontrollers might have while learning the ropes on our hardware.

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