Announcement: Free Arduino Workshops at Deschutes County Library Branches

From: David R.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:32 PM
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The Bend Arduino Group in partnership with The Deschutes County Library, The Tech Alliance of Central Oregon announce a series of free Arduino Workshops. The workshops will be held at the branches of the Deschutes County Library system in June and July.This is a tremendous way to learn how technology works.

Corporate  sponsorship of this free educational program is provided by local Bend firms: SmartWaiver, Structus and Strategic Realty

During the four-hour Saturday workshops attendees will have the opportunity to learn to use the state-of-the-art Arduino technology. This workshop is geared for individuals of all ages interested to learn beginning software programming, basic electronics and build interesting and complex devices of their own creation.

Arduino is an excellent introduction to modern programming. Universities, colleges and high schools all over the world are developing courses based on the Arduino technology. Arduino is well-suited to those who have programming experience but want more knowledge of hardware electronics

Arduino electronics will be provided for attendees use in the workshop. Attendees are asked to bring a laptop with Windows, Macintosh or Linux operating system. If a laptop is not available arrangements can be made for the library to supply one.

Arduino is a simple system designed for creative people with little or no prior knowledge of electronics, It’s inexpensive and open source with lots of documentation written in a not too technical language. Above all, it has a very welcoming attitude towards beginners.

The Bend Arduino Group is dedicated to providing free electronics education to Central Oregon.

Dates and Locations:

LaPine Library
Saturday, June 7, 2014
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sisters Library
Saturday, June 21, 2014
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

East Bend Library
Saturday, July 5, 2014
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Redmond Library
Saturday, July 12, 2014
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

To register online go to www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar

or

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What is Arduino?

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Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and an integrated development environment (IDE) for writing software for the board.

Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can communicate with software running on your computer  The open-source IDE needed to program the Arduino board can be downloaded for free.

Simple, clear programming environment - The Arduino programming environment is easy-to-use for beginners, yet flexible enough for advanced users to take advantage of as well. For teachers, it's conveniently based on the Processing programming environment, so students learning to program in that environment will be familiar with the look and feel of Arduino

The Arduino programming language is an implementation of Processing multimedia programming environment. Both the Arduino programming language and Processing are a subset of C++, a major programming language. Arduino is an excellent introduction to modern programming.

Arduino is a simple, clear programming environment - The Arduino programming environment is easy-to-use for beginners, yet flexible enough for advanced users to take advantage of as well. For teachers, it's conveniently based on the Processing programming environment, so students learning to program in that environment will be familiar with the look and feel of Arduino

For more information about Arduino technology:

join the Bend Arduino Group at http://www.meetup.com/Bend-Arduino-Group/

or

visit the Arduino non-profit organization home page http://www.arduino.cc/

David Robson

Organizer

Bend Arduino Group

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