Get Launched: a Start-up event with Microchip Technology, Digi-Key, and Amazon Web Services!
Get Launched with Microchip on hardware development for your start-up! We are here to showcase how easy it is to implement an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solution in partnership with Digi-Key® and Amazon Web Services™ (AWS).
Learn how Microchip hardware can be implemented into IoT products. Discover how to the hardware can securely connect to AWS IoT services. See how Digi-Key can help you bring all the necessary components together with their vast catalog of products.
Then experience from our hands-on workshops the actual process of creating a connected application in hardware and from our Design Partners the ease of bringing these prototypes to production.
The event is entirely FREE! We will provide food and refreshments. Attendees for our workshops will get to keep their hardware boards/kits at no charge.
Find out more about the event and register here!
Workshop info below:
Effortless Design Workshop: Advanced Arduino® Debugging
Instructor: Bob Martin, Sr. Staff Apps Engineer – “The Wizard of Make”
Have you ever wanted to move your Arduino® Sketches into a professional development environment with full debug capabilities?
This session will introduce you to the Arduino Sketch import capability in Atmel Studio 7, which allows for full source code debugging. You’ll get to keep the ATmega328P Xplained Mini evaluation kit and the JTAGICE3 debugger which provides everything needed to implement source-level debugging on Arduino projects.
Effortless Design Workshop: Prototyping with Sensors
Instructor: Mamun Ahmed, Marketing Applications Engineer
This hands-on training session will walk you through how to develop an embedded sensor node prototype. In the first half of the session you will build a weather station by configuring a PIC® microcontroller andweather sensor using MPLAB® Code Configurator (MCC), a graphical programming interface and MPLAB X IDE.
In the second half of the session, you will build a lighting system controlled by ambient light. In this lab you will dive into configuring some of the built-in Core Independent Peripherals of the PIC microcontroller using MCC. You will also learn how to add simple software to change the LED brightness based on ambient light dynamically.
Building Things for the Web
Instructor: Instructor from Mozilla
Mozilla is bringing this hands-on demo of their Internet of Things (IoT) platform to Texas for the first time.
Turn a “Thing” into a “Web Thing” with an IoT-ready SAM W25 microcontroller-based platform. You’ll get to define its capabilities and connect it to a Mozilla Things Gateway. The gateway represents a personal command and control center for users to privately manage connected IoT devices.
Capturing the Essence of your Idea on a Napkin
Instructor: Jonathan Hallsten, CEO of Hallsten Innovations
Join this interactive workshop with Hallsten Innovations where they will teach you how to invent, capture and think through a new venture through the use of a napkin. Topics covered will include how to crystallize the essence of a product offering (value proposition) and sketch out the essentials of a business plan.
Along the way, gather critical organizational information on how to iterate fast, glean timely customer feedback and seek out money-saving design and manufacturing insights from a company who has commercialized dozens of products for clients.