Hands-on Workshops Presented by Avnet

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Workshop 1: Prototyping Secure Sensor Applications Using Click Boards and the Azure Sphere Starter Kit
Instructor: Brian Willess, Technical Solutions Engineer, Avnet 

Session 1: Tuesday, June 28 at 10:00am-11:45am
Session 2: Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00pm-3:45pm


Creating quick, accurate, and secure proof of concept prototypes can reduce risk in IoT applications. In this mini workshop, a complete Microsoft Azure IoT connected sensor system is explained and demonstrated by an Azure Sphere specialist. Attendees are then guided though the hands-on process of configuring Avnet’s Azure Sphere Starter Kit for a variety of sensor-to-cloud applications.  Attendees will take home an Avnet Sphere Starter Kit and two MikroE click boards to enable follow-on experimentation and learning. 

Workshop 2: Enhancing an Embedded Sensor Application with a Custom Voice Command Interface
Instructor: Peter Fenn, Director, Avnet 

Session 1: Tuesday, June 28 at 2:00pm-3:45pm
Session 2: Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00am-11:45am

Incorporating voice recognition / command detection is a growing trend in embedded systems. In this mini workshop, a full-featured, voice-interfaced sensor system with webserver and embedded media player is demonstrated. Attendees are then guided though the rapid implementation steps of adding their own custom voice-command interface using NXP’s online VIT Voice Model Generation tool. The final building and running of a voice-enabled application using Avnet’s NXP i.MX RT1176 based MaaXBoard RT concludes the workshop, with attendees taking home the MaaXBoard RT kit for further experimentation.  

How to Sign up

Workshop is open to all attendees of Sensors Converge and co-located events Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference and Autonomous Technologies Conference. Sign-up is available in Registration under Sponsored Workshops in the Add-Ons section. If you’ve already registered, log in to the Attendee Resource Center and you’ll be able to add the workshop to your current registration.


Limited Time Rate $49 per Workshop which includes the cost of Dev Kit - Limited spots available!