Summer Workshops 2013: Arduino 1 (non-programmer series)

This is a series of workshops geared toward beginners with no experience in programming.

We kick off our Arduino series with Arduino 1 for non-programmers. You will leave this class with a solid foundation in programming, learning how to program interactions with the physical environment.

This program unique to summer, and a great way to get a solid foundation of theory and application in a friendly learning environment free from painful lectures.
You will leave understanding what you need to know in order to get to the next stage of designing your own personal projects.  You will receive personalized attention from multiple class helpers and the instructor along the way.


Arduino 2 and 3 will help you along the way with your project, moving in to more advanced and specific programming, allowing you to add more complex characteristics to your project, adding inputs such as sensors to receive information and outputs such as motors to respond.  Examples of projects that participants in the past have made as a result of this course include  object-avoiding autonomous vehicles and audio-responsive LED arrays.

Cost: $55 Class + $75 materials kit fee – includes Arduino, cable, wire, batteries, LEDs, and all necessary components.

You can purchase the kit HERE or buy it in person when you arrive.

About the kits for these workshops:
We have had some questions about whether  people can buy their own parts.  We are asking that you purchase the pre-made kit from us so that everyone has exactly the same materials.  We have worked hard to source the best prices, and the only other comparable kits online (such as the Sparkfun Arduino Inventors kit) costs ~$30 more.  We are passing the savings directly to you for our many hours of best-deal-finding.

The kit for Arduino workshops 1-3 includes : Arduino Uno SMD, Breadboard, Clear Self-Adhesive, USB Cable A to B – 6 Foot, Relay SPDT Sealed, Buzzer – PC Mount 12mm 2.048kHz, Mini Photocell, Hobby Motor, Trimpot 10K with Knob, Momentary Push Button Switch – 12mm Square, Resistor 10k Ohm 1/6th Watt PTH, 330 Ohm or 560 Ohm resistor, Diode Small Signal – 1N4148, LEDs, Tri-Color LED, Jumper Wire, 9v batteries, Shipping

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  • Pat A.

    an oldie, but a goodie. any plans to resurrect?

    July 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Elaine and I will be attending and didn't see a payment option when we RSVPed so we will pay for everything tomorrow. I've also taken the Intro class and will bring my kit

    July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Excellent! We'll see you at FabLab!

      July 28, 2013

  • Diane C.

    I missed the electronics intro class last weekend & know almost nothing about it, but I want to learn about Arduino. Can I still take this class? Also, I know it's very late; if I signed up later today (will be busy mostly all day & may not be able to get to PayPal until evening) would there still be a kit available?

    Also, how long is the class?

    July 27, 2013

    • Katie R.

      Hi Diane - you can definitely attend. We will get you caught up, we have a lot of one-on-one help, and the class is designed to be taken without into to electronics. Taking the intro class is definitely a boost, but we'll be able to help you with questions along the way.

      July 27, 2013

    • Diane C.

      Thank you! I just found the other series (for programmers), so I'm going to take that one instead.

      July 27, 2013

  • Robert D.

    Hi, I am new to Fab Lab. I just signed up for the Arduino 1 class with paypal tomorrow for my son. I have never used the Meetup account and put it under my name Robert rather then my son Anthony who is taking the class. I hope this is ok. I also tried to hit the link to buy the kit given, but I was having trouble it just set me into paypal and no reference to the kit. Am I doing something wrong? Can I buy the kit at the class. Is Credit card at the class ok or do you need cash or check?



    July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The name thing won't be a problem at all. For the kits, cash will work best for buying the kit at the class. If you can, please show up before the class starts to get all of the details worked out.

      July 27, 2013

  • Brandon

    So if we paid the entire $130 via paypal already, are we guaranteed a kit when we walk in the door?

    July 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Correct. We have records of what has been paid for, so because you've already paid the 130, you will get a kit when you arrive.

      July 27, 2013

  • TravezRipley

    Can a spot be saved for me, I can pay in full this Friday.

    July 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It shouldn't be a problem. I'll make sure there's a spot for you. We're glad you can make it.

      July 22, 2013

  • TravezRipley

    Hopefully this does not fill up by next week, I will know by Sunday.

    July 18, 2013

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