Essential Arduino - Make, program and interface
In this workshop i will introduce you to the history, basics of the Arduino platform, give you pointers on how to create your own Arduino, introduce you to shields and sensors and how to interface them with an Arduino.
I will also show you real demos of the cool possibilities of what you can do with Arduino which will include controlling servos, displaying information on external LCD displays, capturing data from sensors, interfacing Arduino with an iPhone, using IR emitters to act as a remote, accept input with a keypad, wearable garments among others.
The workshop will start with theory and will transition into a DIY style session to give you a first-hand experience of Arduino hardware/software capabilities.
Arduino hardware will be provided for the workshop. All workshop attendees are expected to bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows)
Here are some video excerpts from my recent talk at the Silicon Valley Code Camp 2013.