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Introduction to Arduino Workshop

  • Mar 27, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Missed last year's Arduino workshops? Kick off 2014 with a series of introductory and advanced Arduino workshops led by DC Robotics Group Education Director Glenn Mossy. In this introductory session (identical to the Jan and Feburary sessions), Glenn will provide an informative lesson Introduction to Arduino in an interactive format for you to gain an understanding of the components, inputs, outputs, programming the Arduino beginning with up projects in the recommended starter kit.  Glenn will help get up and running with the software and then get right into putting components on your breadboard and walk everyone through building the RGB Led, Potentiometer, Servo projects.  Bring your laptop to get started with your Arduino Starter kit.

Details and kit ordering instructions to follow. Space is limited so please keep your RSVP status up-to-date. The 3/25 and 3/27 sessions are identical so please RSVP for one only.

This meetup will center around a build session with a recommended starter kit.  If you need a kit you can click on the link in red and order one below. Please place your order for the kit by March 24th and I will be able to bring a kit to the meetup for  you.  We are adding value to the kit by providing you with a detailed manual on all the projects, and you can get all the help you need.   If you have an arduino already, contact us about the add-on kit to get all of the parts for the projects that we will work on.  The basic experiments in the kit include and introduction to LED, RGB Led for a spectrum of color control, Pushbuttons, Potentiometer, Temperature Sensing, Servo Control, relays, Motor control.  You will learn how these can be combined and added onto for more experimentation.

Use this link to  order this Arduino Starter Kit, and I will order it in time for the class: 

Arduino Starter Kit with LCD

Parts List

This is an Arduino Uno kit enough to get you started with hundreds of arduino projects Includes the Arduino Uno Rev3 Board, Bread Board,  Holder, Jumper Wires, Cable -- LEDs, DC Motor,Servo, Relay, LCD  and full color Instruction Manual. 

Looking for an advanced workshop? We are in the early stages of planning one for April/May so stay tuned.

A little info about your excellent instructor: Glenn Mossy has forty years of taking things apart and building new things, with a special interest in all things robotics.  In his home hackerspace, Glenn currently is building a number of arduino based robots and enjoys introducing others to the fun of electronics.  Thirty years ago he gave his first presentation on motor-control for robotics at a conference with the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED). Glenn holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University(1986).

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  • Andy N.

    Great meet up. Planning on attending Another workshop.

    2 · March 27, 2014

    • Andy N.

      Temperature sensor that tells me either thru LEDs or LCD screen how hot or cold out is. So 5 LEDs ranging from super cold to super hot. Or text on LCD saying polar bear weather or time for beach :).

      March 28, 2014

    • Andy N.

      That or something that connected to a webcam & took pictures. I want to make a cat cam.

      March 28, 2014

  • Glenn M.

    We are looking for DC Robotics Group volunteers to host an arduino project or two at at USA Science and Engineering Festival. See the planning meetups.

    March 27, 2014

  • Glenn M.

    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. Remember to bring your laptop, and try to install the Arduino software before you get to the meetup so we can spend the time working on the projects.­

    Arrive as early as you can, as parking is tight, there is parkmobile available if you can find a spot. Go in 1800 and Punckrockdc is at the very top of the 3rd flight of stairs.
    When you come in I'll have your kit for you when you sign in.

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • Glenn M.

      Only install Arduino 1.0.5, not the beta

      March 25, 2014

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