Win a $500 Gift Card for Creating the Best Embedded Vision Project Using the PYNQ-Z2!


3 First Place Winners Will Receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card


PYNQ-Z2 is a FPGA development board, intensively designed to support PYNQ, an open-source framework that enables embedded programmers to explore the possibilities of Xilinx ZYNQ SoCs without having to design programming logic circuits. Benefiting from programmable logic and advanced ARM processor in ZYNQ, designers can build up more powerful embedded systems with it.


Download the lab book attached below to participate in this hands-on workshop!


Join us for a hands-on workshop with Adam Taylor, who will take you from Zero to Hero with using the PYNQ-Z2 board.  Over the course of three sessions, you'll learn everything you need to know to get started and build an embedded vision application.  No experience required. In-between sessions, blog about your learning experience to win badges, free swag, and enter to win a prize for completing your own embedded vision project.




Python is one of the most popular languages in the world, being used for embedded, host and cloud application development thanks to its ease of use. Programmable Logic provides the ability to implement very high performance algorithms, traditionally at the cost of complexity of design.


PYNQ fuses the productivity and ease of use of Python with the acceleration provided by Programmable Logic, without the need to be an digital design engineer. This series of three workshops is going to provide attendees with a comprehensive training on PYNQ -- beginning with an introduction to key concepts, techniques before advancing to creating custom applications.


What You'll Need to Participate:


This workshop combines 3 build-along workshops with missions from Adam Taylor to do in between each session.  These missions will give you a chance to apply what you learned during the workshop, while preparing for the next session.  Along the way you can earn badges for participation and up to a $500 gift card for being a hero with your project.


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



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You will also need to have 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:




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 PYNQ experience to win badges, free swag, and a chance to win a prize for the best embedded vision project.  One grand prize winner will receive a $500 Gift Card 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!


Session 1:


This session will introduce the PYNQ Framework along with the PYNQ-Z2 development board and its capabilities. Primary focus will be on the base and logic tool overlays which come with PYNQ-Z2. These overlays enable us to interface with peripherals and access lower level digital logic functionality such as the Pattern Generation, FSM Generation and Logic Tracing. This session will also look at the existing overlays within the PYNQ community and how they can be installed into the PYNQ-Z2 for future use. Your mission:  Update the overlay to include additional features.image



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Blog about your experience using PYNQ-Z2 by showing us what you can do after watching the workshop.  Win a Starter Badge for posting your PYNQ-Z2 experience by creating a blog anywhere on the community with the tag pynqstarter!


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

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  • Register Above for Free!

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

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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 By Attending:


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

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Your Mission:

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




Adam Taylor, 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.
Embedded Vision Workshop Series_Getting Started with PYNQ_Lab 1.pdf