CLASS: Intro to Microcontrollers (Arduino)


This 6 hour course (two 3 hour sessions, two consecutive Wednesdays) is designed as an introduction to microcontrollers. Students will learn how microcontrollers work and build projects that require both software and electronic hardware. 

At the end of the class, students will complete the course with the skills and information needed to safely and competently pursue independent microcontrollers projects using the components they use in the class and more!

NOTE: This class is a BYOD (bring your own device), meaning you will need to bring your own laptop as we want you to be able to go home and build more cool stuff with the Arduino kit.

Your instructor is Andrew Wilson and the assistant instructor is Andrew Stroup. There are 8 available seats for this course based on a first come, first serve basis through the Meetup. The course cost will be $200, which includes a pre-class packet (sent out 24 hours prior to the class w/ additional instructions), 6 hours of training, material costs, and a microcontroller builders kit ($150 value) that includes the following components:

Arduino UNO R3
USB cable
9V power adapter
Breadboard and jumper wires
10pin F2F Dupont cable
4pin IIC cable
RFID module, rectangle tag, round tag
HC-SR04 ultrasonic range module 
Tilt switch sensor module
touch pad sensor module 
sound sensor module 
5v relay 
SG90 9G servo 
stepper motor
ULN2003 motor driver module
5v buzzer
LM35 temp sensor
IIC 1602 LCD
8x8 matrix LED display
7seg-4digit LED display
10k photoresistor
10k rotary potentiometer
IR controller, sender, and receiver
Red, yellow, and mini push button switches
Green, yellow, red 3mm and colorful LEDs
Transistors (2N2222, NPN 2N3906, 2N3904)
Diodes (1N4148, 1N4001)
Electrolytic capacitors (1 µF, 10µF, 100 µF)
Ceramic capacitors (10 nF, 100 nF, 22 pF)
Resistors (220 ohm, 470 ohm, 1 kohm, 10 kohm)

NOTE: Cancellations and refunds need to be requested 24 hours prior to the class start time.

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  • Samuel B.

    Brilliant! I wish we had more time to do more projects, but it was a great introduction taught by a really knowledgeable guy. I'll be coming back for sure!

    October 30, 2013

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    A former member

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  • Samuel B.

    Will we need soldering equipment? Really looking forward to this, seems like a pretty sweet deal all things considered!

    October 10, 2013

    • Andrew W.

      The kits will make use of a solder-free breadboard, so no soldering will be needed. That said, you can solder anything you'd like :)

      October 10, 2013

  • Shalin

    Very interested in this...will RSVP when I know my schedule more firmly the week prior...

    October 10, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Hi Dave,

    The development environment is freely available from http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software . We will be using the Arduino IDE, which is available on Mac and PC platforms.

    A microcontroller (Arduino Uno) will be provided for you to keep if you enroll.

    The microcontroller projects will be written in c.

    October 9, 2013

  • Dave

    I am curious as to what software is needed to program the controller. Is it C like? If so, is it a free version. I have heard of some micro-controller development environments that are quite expensive.

    October 9, 2013

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Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • you can cancel at least 1 day(s) before the Meetup

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