Learn how USB programs work and learn basic computer programming with this USB Tutor Module. Learn how to input sensor readings into your computer. See how pressing a button generates code, send it to the PC, and generates a response. After you’ve learned what USB can be used for, use the kit to monitor various sensors and send their info to your PC. Includes a primer on Basic 2010 programming.
- Learn what you can do with your computer’s USB port
- Compatible with USB 1.1 to 2.0
- Use to send sensor info into your computer
The BeagleBoard-xM is a low-power open source hardware single-board computer. It delivers extra ARM Cortex -A8 MHz at 1 GHz and extra memory with 512MB of low-power DDR RAM, enabling hobbyists, innovators and engineers to go beyond their current imagination and be inspired by the BeagleBoard.org community. It is also ideal for educational purposes that can be used around the world to teach or learn open source hardware and open source software capabilities. Designed with the community inputs in mind, this open hardware design improves upon the laptop-like performance and expandability, while keeping at hand-held power levels. Direct connectivity is supported by the on-board four-port hub with 10/100 Ethernet, while maintaining a tiny 3.25″ × 3.25″ footprint.
Learn how USB programs work and learn basic computer programming with this USB Tutor Module. Learn how to input sensor readings into your computer. See how pressing a button generates code, send it to the PC, and generates a response. After you’ve learned what USB can be used for, use the kit to monitor various sensors and send their info to your PC. Includes a primer on Basic 2010 programming. Read more
Learn everything you need to know to get your residential wiring installation done right and safe. This 45-minute DVD video covers all codes and standards applicable to residential low-voltage system installation. It includes NEC requirements for grounding, electrical safety, cable listing, OSHA-required site safety practices and UBC regulation.
In addition, it also covers the industry standards that affect residential installation, including those published by the leading ISO Standard Setting Organizations, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Electronic Industries Association (EIA), the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Includes 1 DVD.
- Make sure your projects meets all the necessary electrical codes
- Learn all about the industry standards that affect residential installation
- Get the important training you need without the expense of traveling to a trade show
No time to take a traditional class?
This course is designed specifically for residential installers, builders, or contractors, Whole-House Audio is an online course that teaches how to design and install complex whole house audio systems.
By taking an online class, you’ll be able to learn from the comfort of your home office. When you sign up for the Whole-House Audio Online Course, you’ll receive a printed course guide and a quick-reference guide, a field guide covering technical terms and definitions. You’ll be able to access the online course for three months by using your assigned user ID and password. Students should be familiar with the operation of a basic stereo system and have basic knowledge of structured wiring. A Structured Wiring Online Course is also available.
Whole-House Audio is an 11-part training session that goes into depth regarding source electronics, control electronics and speakers, along with the necessary wiring schematics to tie the system together. Students are taught the basic physics of sound and acoustics, and special attention is paid to component selection based on calculated performance requirements and homeowner specifications for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Both new-construction and retrofit installations are considered, with a clear process outlined for each situation, along with important safety considerations, standards, and codes that must be followed during installation. Finally, testing and troubleshooting methodologies are provided to ensure a successful installation. Special in-depth articles provide deeper background and technical information on critical topics, and project management tips coach installers on good management practices. The course includes informative text, detailed color diagrams, and engaging case studies. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the online course.
If you’re just getting started in residential technologies, a 2-hour online course is available to introduce you to structured wiring, networking, and integrated control. When you’re ready to continue your education, in-depth online classes are also available in home networking, residential lighting and residential communication. Read more