Essential Arduino - Make, program and interface!

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.

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  • Sunny C.

    just making sure Gorav, you got my email?

    February 26

  • Bill H.

    Great Gorav is a pro. Great experience and background

    February 24

  • Sunny C.

    Hey Gorav, I my midterms start today, I don't think I can make it. Can I meet up with you in person to give you 25 dollars for the sensor pack and get the arduino clone?

    February 22

    • Gorav T.

      Sure. I can mail it to you. Send me a message on my email [masked] with your mailing address.

      February 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Gorav, is this happening on Saturday? I need advanced notice to coordinate logistics with my nephew.

    February 19

  • Gorav T.

    Yes, this is confirmed.

    February 20

  • Gorav T.

    Renee, Unfortunately i don't structure my workshops this way. You'd need to grasp basic Arduino concepts first to understand more complex subjects like different kind of bus and interfacing with various kinds of sensors.

    Having said that; i would hope that more people join my workshops. Our first workshop had a lot of participation and was very successful. However, we want to spread the word out there to get more people involved. I will be sending out an announcement soon and would really appreciate if folks can spread the word to their friends, colleagues and family.

    February 7

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, I get that the beginners need to grasp the basic concepts first. So I think I may not have conveyed my point. The beginners are doing something entirely different from the advance people. But later the beginners can see what the advanced people were able to achieve . .. just a suggestion rather than waiting for enough people to fill the room. If you stagger the time, you can teach the beginners say at 9:30 and the advanced people come in 10:30. By then the beginners are working on their projects while you teach the advanced people. There's only 6-8 of us now . .. a large room should suffice.

      February 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does it make sense to combine the essential and the advanced class in one room? How about staggering the instructions - the beginners start a bit earlier and work on something while you get the advanced class going, and at the end the beginners can see what the advanced people did?

    February 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Gorav, I signed up through PayPal but do not see my rsvp here.

    January 15, 2014

  • Sunny C.

    I'll be coming, are there any meet ups closer by though? I'd love to work on some arduino projects with people in fremont.

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Gorav, I am interested in attending with my nephew but it there doesn't appear to be any other participants. What will happen to our fees if only the two of us show up?

    January 10, 2014

  • Gorav T.

    Hello Fellow Arduino Makers,

    Wishing you all Happy Holidays!

    We have been trying to schedule our sessions for the new year. Some of the members have had conflict with the dates and had requested change in the schedule.

    I have made a recent change to the dates for our workshops.

    However, in order for me to order the Arduino starter kit for the attending members i would need to know the approximate number of members interested in attending the workshop.

    Please RSVP and pay for the upcoming Essential Arduino workshop on February 1st if you are interested in attending so that i can order your kits and have them shipped before our session.

    As always, this will be a hands-on session!

    Thank you and a very Happy New Year!

    - Gorav

    December 26, 2013

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