** This class will be held at the Boy Scout Sea Base in Naples (near Belmont Shore). **
This is a 12 week course.
Maker Projects with the Arduino! Arduino is a popular open-source microcontroller that is capable of controlling just about any DIY hardware project. It 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.
Weeks 1-4: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8
Basics of the Arduino. Take home a SparkFun Inventor's Kit valued at $100. Please bring your laptop. Understand the concepts of input, process, and output. Work with switches, LEDs, buzzers, and motors. Already have a kit? Save $90 on the cost of the class. Repeating this class? $50 for all four weeks.
Weeks 5-8: 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Maker Projects with the 555 timer, Arduino, and more! Please bring your laptop. The 555 timer is a very cool and versatile chip. We will use it in several take home projects. Each week includes a take home electronics kit. We will do some comparison between using a 555 timer and the Arudino.
Weeks 9-12: 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10 (no class on 11/26)
Creative Projects with the Arduino! Please bring your laptop. Electrical, kinetic, and sensing projects with the Arduino and Altoids mint tins. The tin is a very up-cyclable container. Each week includes a take-home electronics tin project kit: tin flashlight, Mintduino, tin electric guitar, and more!
Maker Projects with the Arduino
$480/12 weeks, may be paid monthly
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Instructor: Ms. Patricia Tsoiasue is a system engineer and extremely involved in the creative community of Long Beach. She is working to bring a maker space to Long Beach and we are thrilled she is doing classes for our students. Her projects include sewing projects (softies and ugly soft creatures with eyes that glow), mechanical experiences, electronics with the Arduino - a robotics computing platform and LEGO bricks, a creative medium that she loves!
This is a drop-off class if parent and child are comfortable. Parents are always welcome to stay and observe.
To sign up one child, RSVP as yourself; to sign up two children, RSVP +1, etc.
This location has a playground where parents/siblings may wait. Trampoline is off-limits, though.
If you are not using charter schools funds, please feel free to pay online or bring payment to class.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!