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  • How to light up the holidays with your own TI LaunchPad development kit circuit!

    Other Parts Discussed in Post: ENERGIA

    As finals are impending and the holiday is approaching, bring a little cheer by making your own electronic circuit that lights up LEDs and jingles a holiday tune.

    For this project, we will use a Texas Instruments...

  • Top 5 things to consider when searching for a job


    If someone asked what you wanted out of a job, what would you say? Do you know what’s really important to you, and where you want to go in your career? To answer that question, you need to take a look at makes you tick, what makes you happy and what makes you feel fulfilled.

    You need to go into the interview having thought about your likes, dislikes, interests, abilities and skills. What are your personal values…

  • Teaching IoT with the TI LaunchPad™ development kit

    It’s no secret that when students get into the industry, they will need to have a basic understanding of IoT and how it works within embedded systems. Below we’ve compiled resources and materials to help you teach IoT in your courses using the TI LaunchPad™ development kit, ARM® Cortex®-M and TI's Real-Time Operating System.

    Below we’ve included resources and tutorials that will give you…

  • How to spin a servo from the cloud

    Other Parts Discussed in Post: ENERGIA, CC3100

    Looking for a creative project to reinforce wireless connectivity and the Internet of Things to your students? Here’s one for you – teach your students how to spin a servo from the cloud using the SimpleLink MSP432™ LaunchPad development kit. While this applies to all levels, it is best suited for seniors who may be looking to add wireless control to their senior design projects…

  • 3 steps to building your online persona


    You want to find out more about someone… where do you start? The internet, of course.

    You search Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. to dig up as much information as possible and available in the public domain. It’s just what we do. In fact, 80 million names are searched daily.

    It’s no different for companies searching for talent. In the U.S., more than 70 percent of Human Resources departments and recruiters…

  • 6 tips from TI leaders

    You’ve walked across the stage to receive your diploma. You’ve tossed your cap in the air. You’ve done it – you graduated. Now what?

    Have no fear! We’ve gathered up 6 tips from TI leaders on how to carry your successes into your next phase of life – the first job.

    1. Be curious. Never stop asking questions. 

    2. Be bold. Don’t be afraid to fail.

    3. Be tenacious.…

  • How to build a wireless controller

    Other Parts Discussed in Post: CC3100, ENERGIA, CC3200

    Digital Systems Teaching and Research (DSTR) Robot Controller Tutorial 

    Students at Texas A&M University have developed the DSTR Robot – a small form factor robotic platform – in the University’s Mobile...

  • Getting started: Career tips for freshmen & sophomores

    Are you a freshman or sophomore about to launch your career or internship search? Read on for things you should do now, to get on track and secure a job when you graduate.

    If you’re a freshman or sophomore, you’ve probably been focused on your academics...

  • How to build a microcontroller robot

    This tutorial is designed to help those looking to build a basic microcontroller robot using off the shelf components. Learn how to build and program an MSP430™ MCU LaunchPad™ development kit plus Sub-1 GHz RF CC110L BoosterPack  plu...
  • It’s all about who you know: networking to get the job


    Ask around… how did most of your friends or family find their current job? Was it through a job site post? Or, did they have a connection that helped open a door? Odds are, networking played a large role.

    Networking is making contact with people...

  • Behind the Lectern: 3 tips to introducing new systems in your classroom

    Dr. Mark A. Yoder has been professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN since 1988. As an author and educator he has been involved with groundbreaking engineering educational initiatives...

  • Students build electric motorcycle & travel the world in 80 days

    The gist: twenty-three students from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands banded together to become team STORM Eindhoven.

    Their mission: spread the importance of sustainable energy by designing and building the world’s first electric motorcycle from the ground up and then riding their bike around the world in 80 days.

    Their accomplishment: the students traveled approximately 16,000 miles across…

  • Steps toward getting a job offer


    You just finished a big interview with the company of your dreams. You and the prospective employer had a great discussion on how your skills and abilities match their business needs. You also proved your capability and achieved likability.  Now you just wait until the phone rings and the offer rolls in – right?

    Not quite. Here are a few tips on how to follow up with your potential employer after the interview…

  • Study break: #UniversiTI riddles

    Welcome to second semester; cue the leaning tower of textbooks, bottomless coffee cup and permanent residence in the lab. It sounds like you could use a serious study or grading break already… You’re in luck! We’ve got a brain bre...
  • Students change the world with 3 innovative projects

    Other Parts Discussed in Post: BOOSTXL-EDUMKII, CC1310, MSP430FR5969, SIMPLICITI, CC1101, TM4C123GH6PM

    As technology continues to evolve and advance, students across the globe are stepping up to push the boundaries on what’s possible to make modern solutions...

  • Behind the Lectern: Embedded projects with Dr. Graves

    How can educators help students not just memorize a lesson, but truly learn it?

    I think a few factors help – I’ve given my students projects that are challenging, hands-on and include topics relevant to them, such as the Internet of...

  • Students build the kitchen of the future in 33 hours

    Imagine the kitchen of the future. Does it include robotic arms preparing a multi-course meal for the family or a stovetop that turns off as soon as fish has been seared? While these innovations may not have arrived quite yet, students that participated in the Future of Cooking Mega Hackathon hosted by FirstBuild cooked up their own products for a smarter kitchen in 33 hours that allow everyone to participate in meal…

  • Meet the quarter-finalists of India Innovation Challenge 2016

    Over the years, the TI Innovation Challenge (TIIC) in India has grown to become a massive platform for technical talent. This year with the new format, TIIC has enkindled passion amongst the students by providing a perfect platform to help scale their tech innovations into successful startups.

    Entries have poured in from 624 engineering colleges across India and we couldn’t be more excited to see the groundbreaking work…

  • (Em)brace the challenge: The Elbow Orthosis

    For Texas A&M students Nathan Glaser, Joe Loredo, Rafael Salas and David Cuevas, their project began with a simple problem statement from their mentor: Some people are unable to lift a glass of water to their lips, so how can we help? This was th...
  • I got an interview! Now what?

    Congratulations! You’ve scored an interview with a company on your wish list, and are one step closer to getting an offer. So now what do you do? Prepare!  The process of preparing for the interview is critical. It’s like studying...
  • Get spooky this Halloween with the TI LaunchPad™ development kit

    This Halloween, the TI LaunchPad™ development kit team decided to have some fun with our coworkers and use this spooky LaunchPad kit-based Halloween...

  • Why you should study power management

    What would it be like for your day to be without power?  Imagine this –

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    What would you do without the ability to make coffee for your 8:00 am class? What would you do without your smartphone? (The horror!) How would you...

  • Controlling the power of wind with TI MCUs

    Other Parts Discussed in Post: TMS320F28335

    Yeqin Wang is pursuing his Ph.D. in the Wind Science and Engineering Program at the National Wind Institute at Texas Tech University. With about eight years of experience with TI C2000 microcontrollers (MCUs), Yeqin shares his experience with his most recent project that was a part of the MATLAB and Simulink Hardware Challenge.  

    The facts

    Did you know that wind turbines not…

  • Bursting barriers: Testing in the final frontier

    Some say the sky’s the limit – but not for Texas A&M students Dakotah Karrer, Vince Rodriguez, David Smith, and Trent Tate who won first in the TI Innovation Challenge North America design contest for designing, developing, testing an...
  • 5 tips for building an effective elevator pitch

     From the time it takes for an elevator to go from the bottom floor to the top floor, are you able to clearly and succinctly summarize your qualifications and win a new connection?

    The elevator pitch is key to making a good first impression – think of it as a professional way to introduce yourself and answer that dreaded interview question of, “Tell me a little about yourself.” 

    A good elevator pitch…