Don Wilcher

Don is a passionate teacher of electronics technology and an electrical engineer with 26 years of industrial experience. He has worked on industrial robotics systems, automotive electronic modules and systems, and embedded wireless controls for small consumer appliances. He's currently developing 21st century educational products focusing on the Internet of Things for makers, engineers, technicians, and educators. He is also a Certified Electronics Technician with ETA International and a book author.

August 11 - Day 4: Introduction to PLCs

The intelligent industrial controller that is at the center of robotics and automation is the PLC (Programmable Logic Controller). In this hands-on discussion, participants will learn PLC I/O and CPU Architecture basics. The hands-on activity will illustrate how to program and test a PLC in Ladder...
August 11, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

August 10 - Day 3: Understanding Stepper and Servo Motors

Stepper and servo motors are key electromechanical components for Motion Control products. Today, participants will explore Motion Control driver circuits by building and experimenting with basic Arduino based Stepper and Servo Motor Controllers.
August 10, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

August 9 - Day 2: Understanding Transistor Motor Drivers

Day two session will focus on driving high DC/AC current electromechanical components with low current DC driver. To illustrate this design method, participants will learn how to build a DC Motor Driver using a Power MOSFET. Power MOSFET basics including how to wire them to a dc motor will be...
August 09, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT


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