Tutorials using the Orbit BoosterPack from COSMIAC

We absolutely love getting to hear how Digilent products are helping electronics education. After all, it’s our mission to empower educators to teach electronics! So when our friends at COSMIAC sent over a series of microcontroller tutorials featuring the Orbit BoosterPack and the TI-Stellaris/Tiva LaunchPad we had to share it!


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COSMIAC and partners developed a series of tutorials as a result from an NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATEProject. Working with a variety of schools in the area, these tutorials  are free for Instructors and students to view and download. The software is also free through their website, and the only hardware required is the TI-ARM Microcontroller LaunchPad and the Digilent Orbit BoosterPack.

Below is the introduction from their website:


ATE Developed Material: Microcontroller

These tutorials are created for instructors teaching basic Microcontroller design. These items were developed under funding through an ATE grant from the National Science Foundation. They assume the reader has some microprocessor knowledge. Basic C knowledge is also beneficial. The hardware is the TI ARM processor on the Stellaris LaunchPad kit with the Digilent Orbit peripherial board. These tutorials were created to allow schools to be able to take these materials and implement them in an academic environment. They are also designed for individuals to use as a life long learning tool.



Their website also includes events that teach microcontrollers and VHDL/FPGAs as well! If you are interested in finding out more about these workshops, go visit the site to learn more.

We love what you are doing, COSMIAC, in making the world just a little more electronics savvy!



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About Larissa Swanland

I'm a bit of an electronics-education evangelist. After all, Education is how we learn about the world. Electronics make the world better. Engineers change the world. So more engineers that know how to design and create electronics? That's the kind of world I want to help create.

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