In the above video and below article you'll learn about updates and news about this course, and the newest information is listed first.
Update 2: Completed 08-12-22 (see each individual update as a comment at the bottom of this page.)
This update has been completed and Phase 1 on the course is done. Return here for more information about Phase 2 this winter!
Content released during Update 2 from 02-03-22 to 08-12-22.
The below content is listed in reverse order of release, with the newest released list first.
Lesson 16.20-V: Math and Comparisons – Released 08-12
Lesson 15.20-V: Move & User Data Types – Released 08-12
Lesson 14.30-V: Maintenance Mode – Released 08-12
Lesson 14.20-V: Automatic Mode – Released 08-12
Lesson 13.20-V: Program Control – Released 08-04
Lesson 12.20-V: PLC Time – Released 08-04
Lesson 11.30-V: Count Down, Up Down – Released 07-27
Lesson 11.20-V: Counters, Count Up – Released 07-27
Lesson 10.50-V: Memory Reserve, HMI Start, Etc. – Released 07-06
Lesson 10.40-V: TONR Time Accumulator – Released 06-30
Lesson 10.30-V: TOF Off Delay – Released 06-24
Lesson 10.22-V: TON Extra Credit – Released 06-24
Lesson 10.20-V: TON On Delay – Released 06-24
Lesson 10.10-V: IEC 61131-3 Timers – Released 06-24
Lesson 9.20-V: Permissive – Released 04-27
Lesson 9.10-V: Motor Control – Released 04-14
Lesson 7.10-V: Transition, Latch – Released 04-13
Lesson 7.20-V: Set, Reset, Edge Detection – Released 04-13
Lesson 7.30-V: Toggle – Released 04-13
Lesson 8.10-V: First Scan, Clock Bits – Released 04-13
Lesson 6.20-V: Boolean Logic (P2) – Release 04-04
Lesson 6.11-V: Load and Test with PLCSim – Release 04-04
Lesson 3.21C-V: Remaining Trial Days – Released 03-25
Lesson 6.10C-V: Create, Load, Test First Program – Released 03-18
Lesson 6.01C-V: IEC-61131 and First Program Details – Released 03-14
Lesson 5.10B-V: Add and Test S7-1200 IO – Released 03-09
Lesson 5.10A-V: Add and Test S7-1500 IO – Released 03-08
Lesson 4.20-V: Download and Flash CPU Firmware – Released 03-02
Lesson 4.10-V: Find CPU Model, Firmware, Address – Released 02-28
Lesson 4.30-V: Resetting CPU Memory & Factory Defaults – Released 02-16
Lesson 3.30-V: Intro to TIA Portal – Released 02-16
Lesson 3.20-V: Automation License Manager – Released 02-09
Lesson 3.10-B: TIA Portal 21 Day Trial – Released 02-07
All End Screens changed to match course look and feel
Appendix E: S7-1500 Starter Pack Unboxing – Released 02-03
Appendix F: S7-1200 Starter Pack Unboxing – Released 02-03
Starter Kit links added to Lesson 1.02
Appendix C and D Titles updated
Lesson 2.01: Vital Manuals and Documents – Released 02-03
Lesson 2.30: Component Selection – Released 02-03
Update 1: 22-01-31 – S7 Level 1 Course released into early access!
This update is to announce the initial release of course, which is being released into “early access” on January 31th of 2022.
The term “early access” is use to denote that the course is currently still under development, and during the early access period enrolled students can expect new lessons and content to be added on weekly or even daily basis.
Upon initial release into early access, the following lessons were made available:
Lesson 1.0 Course Intro
Lesson 1.1 Planned Topics To Covered
Lesson 1.2 Options to Follow Along
Lesson 1.3 News & Updates
Lesson 2.10A S7-1500 Hardware Overview
Lesson 2.12A S7-1500 Hardware Details
Lesson 2.14A S7-1500 Hardware Visual Tour
Lesson 2.10B S7-1200 Hardware Overview
Lesson 2.12B S7-1200 Hardware Details
Lesson 2.14B S7-1200 Hardware Visual Tour
Lesson 2.20 Distributed IO Product Overview
Lesson 2.50 S7 CPU Memory
Lesson 2.51 Data Blocks, Types, Tags
Lesson 2.52 Programs, Modes, Execution
There are also several bonus interviews with Siemens that were also added, including
Bonus 01: Siemens Online Support
Bonus 02: S7-1200 Interview
Bonus 03: S7-1500 Interview
Bonus 04: DIO Interview
Bonus 05: TIA Portal v17
Bonus 06: View of Things Interview
Bonus 07: PROFINET Interview
Bonus 08: PROFINET International
The course will remain in early access until all of the planned lessons and content is released, at which point the course will leave early access to enter into general release
It's at this point when Completion Certificate will be made available to students who've complete all of the course's required content, and have passed all of the quizzes.
If you have any questions on the topics covered in this lesson please post them below in the lesson discussion area.
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