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    PYNQ-Z2: Embedded Vision Workshop Series with Adam Taylor

     

    Getting Started | Getting Up and Running  | Unlocking Your Inner PYNQ Hero  | Project14 | PYNQ Workshop

     

    You Have Until July 28th at 4 PM CST / 10 PM GMT to Submit Your Final Embedded Vision Project!

     

    Follow Along With the Workshop and Demonstrate What You've Learned to Win Up to a $500 Shopping Cart!

     

    The element14 community is proud to welcome Adam Taylor, author of the MicroZed Chronicles, to present a hands-on workshop featuring the PYNQ-Z2.  If you follow along with Adam, for all three workshops, he'll walk you through everything you need to do to build an Embedded Vision application.  PYNQ is an open source project started by Xilinx, which fuses the productivity of Python with the acceleration provided by programmable logic within the Zynq / Zynq MPSoC.  The PYNQ-Z2 board that you will need in order to follow along with this workshop is a good board to get started using PYNQ because its got a strong community supporting it and it has Arduino and Raspberry Pi compatibility.

     

    To complete this lab series, you will need the following Hardware:

     

     

    Buy KitBuy Kit

     

    Not Included in Kit:  You will also need an HDMI camera such as:

     

    • HDMI Camera  (Any camera as long as HDMI Output is 720p or lower!)

     

    To be able to complete these three labs you will need the following software on your development machine:

     

     

    Each workshop session will walk you through everything you need to know to go from a Zero to a Hero using the PYNQ-Z2 board.  In between each session you'll be given missions where you can earn badges and win free swag prizes for blogging about PYNQ experience.  We'll set up a workshop space in Project14 but you're free to blog anywhere on the community as long as you use the assigned tags for your blog.  During the final mission, 3 First Place Winners will receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card for having the most creative and original Embedded Vision project.

     

    In the spirit of open-source, we want to be as inclusive as possible and make sure that everyone has an opportunity learn while having fun and being creative.  No experience required.  We've even put together a short quiz based on Free material on pynq.io and the book Exploring Zynq MPSoC Book which you can download a free PDF copy of on the Xilinx site.

     

    Dates and Register for Free:

     

    Workshop:Dates and Missions:

    Session 1 - Getting Started with PYNQ

     

    What You'll Learn:

    • PYNQ Framework and PYNQ-Z2 Development Board
    • Base and Logic Tool Overlays
    • How to install existing overlays from the PYNQ Community

    Tuesday, 5th of May 2020

     

    Your Mission:

    • Update the overlay to include additional features.
    • Blog about your PYNQ experience and tag it pynqstarter to earn a badge and a chance to win free swag!

    Session 2 - Getting Up and Running with PYNQ

     

    What You'll Learn:

    • How to Build Your Own Overlays for the PYNQ Framework
    • Using existing PYNQ IP cores to aid in the creating an application
    • Using the Jupyter notebook to understand control with the application
    • Create GitHub repositories which can be used to share overlays

    Tuesday, 19th of May 2020

     

    Your Mission:

    • Update the overlay to include additional features.
    • Blog about your PYNQ experience and tag it pynqrunner to earn a badge and a chance to win free swag!

    Session 3 - Unlocking Your Inner PYNQ Hero

     

    What You'll Learn:

     

    • Create a PYNQ overlay which implements an embedded vision application
    • Use an HDMI camera to receive images before processing and using OpenCV

    Tuesday 2nd of June 2020

     

    Your Mission:

    • Accelerate the overlay using additional OpenCV functions
    • Blog about your PYNQ experience and tag it pynqhero to earn a badge a chance to win free swag!

     

     

    Prizes:

    One Grand Prize Winner Receives a $500 Gift Card!3 First Place Winners Receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card

     

    In-between sessions, blog about your learning experience to win badges, free swag, and a chance to win a $500 Gift Card Grand Prize for the Best Embedded Vision Project. 

     

    3 First place winners will receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card. 

     

    To be eligible you must:

     

    • Attend all 3 sessions with Adam Taylor!
    • Blog about your PYNQ experience and earn 3 PYNQ badges!
    • Every time you earn a badge you have a chance to win free swag!
    • Demonstrate what you've learned by completing an Embedded Vision Project!
    • The Best Overall Embedded Vision Project Wins a $500 Gift Card!
    • 3 First Place Winners Receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card!
    • Winners will be chosen based on Creativity and Originality!
    • Have Fun, Be Creative!

     

    Presenter:

     

    Founder and Lead Engineer, Adiuvo Engineering & Training Ltd
    Adam has over 18 years engineering experience of which a significant number of these are at Design Authority / Responsible Engineer level on complex System and Electronic projects for advanced satellite payloads, safety critical systems (SIL4) and other high performance systems. He is both a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IET, as well as, a prolific blogger on technical subjects such as Electronics design, FPGA design and Reliable techniques.He is also the author of the MicroZed Chronicles, a weekly blog which focuses on the Xilinx Zynq & Zynq UltraScale+ SoC, as well as, the Vivado and SDSoC tool sets. The series contains over 250 in depth technical articles, providing examples and how to's which cover every aspect of using the device from basics to advanced concepts such as Asymmetric Multi Processing and High Level Synthesis.