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August, 2018 - Vol 11, Issue 4
CEPD Broomfield and CEPD Loveland Offices
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IEEE High Plains Meeting
IEEE Denver Meeting
Avoid Maker Traps
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IEEE High Plains Technical Meeting
Renewable Energy NREL View
  by  Dr. David Mooney, NREL
David will present on the topic of renewable energy. Dave is currently working at the National Renewable Energy  Laboratory leading strategic planning and institutional
investments and development.  Dave is a 30-year veteran of the renewable energy industry, has a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the University of Arkansas and a B.S. in engineering physics from  the University of Tennessee.

Date August 16, 2018
Time 6:00-8:30pm
Rialto Center
Deveraux Room 2nd Floor
228 East 4th St.
Loveland, CO 80526

Please register as space is limited.
Website IEEE High Plains

IEEE Denver 
Team Hyperlynx started as a Mechanical Engineering senior design project but has since been established as a continuing campus organization. The team is multi-disciplinary and consists of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science majors working together to build a pod. Originally founded in 2015, the team competed in the first annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, which brought teams from all over the world to SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CA. In 2013 Elon Musk released his white paper on the Hyperloop, a network of tubes for pods to travel through at supersonic speeds, shortening commutes and reducing traffic across the globe. A ndrew is the Electrical Lead for Team Hyperlynx, the UCD Hyperloop competition team.
August 14, 2018
Rock Bottom Brewery, Promenade Room
10633 Westminster Blvd #900
Westminster, CO 80020

Please register as space is limited.
Website IEEE Denver Events

Don't Get Caught in one of the Maker Traps
There are some very prolific, low cost single board computers available for the "maker" market.  Does this mean these platforms are good candidates to base a customized product? Possibly not. Although fantastic for educational and hobby projects, developers may find themselves locked out from a low volume custom PCB build. In the  rapid prototype philosophy, off the shelf boards are employed to allow for parallel software and hardware development effort. The custom fabrication begins in low volume, to find errors early, during laboratory and field testing. If the hardware design is closed (e.g. schematics and PCB files are not available), or the key components are not available in singles from distributors, then software momentum will be lost on a dead end path. Consider avoiding this trap by starting with an  open source hardware  design and checking the Bill of Materials for component availability. Open source boards include the Arduino, Beagle Bone, DragonBoard, and many other powerful ARM platforms. -DF
If you would like help developing a new product or if your projects are understaffed, CEPD can help. Our staff draws on years of diverse product design experience to provide creative and timely solutions for your product needs. Some of our specialties include:
  • Technical Project Management
  • Embedded Systems Hardware and Software
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Data Acquisition
  • Wireless Sensor and Telemetry Systems (Zigbee, Cellular, VHF, Bluetooth, ANT+, etc.)
  • IOT
  • Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic: FPGA / PLD
  • Analog Circuit Design
  • Switching Power Supply Design
  • Battery Charging (all Chemistries)
  • PCB Design and Layout
  • Analysis, Test and Documentation
We provide cost effective and expedient design options for our clients, regardless of the project's complexity.  Our detailed proposals, accurate estimates and time schedules will help you manage each phase of the project. 
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