Summer Workshops 2013: Arduino 1 (programmer series)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Please bring your laptop to the class!

This is a series of 3 workshops geared toward advanced programmers.

On Workshop #1 we'll start with a brief description of Arduino (which will include installing the software and exploring the IDE), and lots of examples. We will progress into programming the Arduino through a hands-on blink sequence exercise, followed by creating a circuit with 8 LEDs in various light sequences that you control. We'll cover Arduino syntax as well as how the Arduino board treats inputs and outputs. We'll end the workshop with covering inputs in the digital domain with buttons.

Cost: $75 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.
http://www.fablabsd.org/arduino-1-kit/

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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  • Diane C.

    Wait, what? The class changed to next Saturday?

    August 3, 2013

    • Katie R.

      Sorry for the confusion, Diane - we are changing the date for Wearable Electronics, not for Arduino.

      August 3, 2013

    • Diane C.

      OK thanks. I'll be there tomorrow!

      August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am finally entering the Arduinosphere.

    August 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Welcome!

      August 3, 2013

  • Diane C.

    The PayPal link works now. I just bought my kit. See you Sunday!

    July 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sound good! We'll see you then. =)

      July 31, 2013

  • Christian T.

    Sorry, I totally forgot about a prior commitment I have this weekend.

    July 30, 2013

  • Christian T.

    Will this work with a Mac?

    July 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The hardware and software for Arduino is compatiable on Windows, OSX (mac), and Linux. Here is the download link for the software: http://arduino.cc/en/...­

      July 29, 2013

  • Elizabeth A

    Two questions:

    1. If I buy the kit through PayPal, how/where will I get it? Will it be sent to me or may I pick it up at your physical location?

    2. I did not take the Intro. to Electronics class. Is there any printed outline or overview of what was covered? It would be useful to have an idea of what to review before the class (I have more programming background than electronics background.)

    Thanks!

    July 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      1) The kits are setup and distributied in the class at FabLab.

      2) There is not printed outline other than the description of the class itself. I took the liberty of copy pasting the description of what was covered. Performing some google searches and/or reading books on the subject will get you more information if you want to review it before the class. "We will cover Electricity and Analogies, Current, Voltage, Power, Ground, Resistance, Ohms Law, Circuits, Schematics, Series and Parallel Circuits, DC Battery, Breadboard, Wire, Switches, Resistors and LED, as well as a brief description of Arduino (which will include installing the software and exploring the IDE), and lots of examples. Soldering will also be covered." Knowing these topics are not "required" but it does make the class run MUCH smoother. If you have any additional questions as to any specifics of the topics, feel free to let me know.

      July 29, 2013

  • Diane C.

    I'm not having any luck with the paypal link for buying the kit. Perhaps because it is the same price as the class I just paid for. It takes me to PayPal but it doesn't have any info filled in, like the price or to whom or what it's for.

    July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just tried it and it does appear to be something wrong with the link. I'll get this fix with Katie when I see her next. Thank you for pointing this out for us. The kits will be available in person with cash.

      July 28, 2013

  • Tracy

    Sorry my schedule has changed and I can't make the August 4th date. :-/

    July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well hopefully it can change again! =) Maybe next time.

      July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm a little confused on the difference between the non-programmer and programmer Arduino sessions. From the description, it looks like it will cover the same thing (LED blink sequences, input, IDE).

    Two questions:
    1. The non-programmer session lists the components included in the kit. Since the kit price is double for the programmer session, how does the programmer session kits differ from the non-programmer session kits?

    2. I've got some (intermediate) experience in Obj-C, javascript, C, lua, etc. but only beginner experience in hardware. How does this session differ from the non-programmer session? Will it go faster and cover more material? Will the project be more advanced?

    I've signed up for non-programmer session, but just found the programmer session and I'm wondering if I should switch. Thanks in advance!

    July 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ah, thanks for the reply. I know that there is a no-refund policy for the meetup, but it possible for me to switch my RSVP to the programmer series? Also, is there a component list for the programmer's kit since its double the price?

      July 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry for the late reply, i'm going back to make sure all the questions were answered. Yes, it's possible to switch. For the non-programing class, just hit change on the top right of the page and select no. The kits are actually the same, they are both $75 for the non programmer and programmer series.

      July 27, 2013

  • Giang P.

    Just to be clear. So the total cost for this meetup is $150 including the class and the kit. But the 2 workshops after this I only have to pay $75 for the class. So I don't have to pay for the kit anymore right?

    July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That is correct. Once you buy the kit, you do not need to buy it again.

      July 27, 2013

  • TravezRipley

    I'm going to sign up for this ASAP.

    July 18, 2013

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