Introduction to Arduino Workshop

Who would be interested in a full day hands-on introduction to Arduino course?

Course would cover creating basic circuits using a breadboard, making LEDs blink, and temperature and light sensing. Arduino IDE and programming basics covered as well. Most likely held on a Saturday. The would be a cost (at a guess $50) to cover arduino boards or it could be bring your own arduino board.

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  • Paul N.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XOrnLvrZwe0
    This is a robotic arm using an arduino. A comment on Youtube says that arduinos only allow 6 servos to be controlled because it only has 6 pwns. My robot will require 18 servos to operate together. Can 3 arduinos be linked to operate as a single controller?

    March 12, 2014

    • Justin M.

      You could use 3 arduinos but better to use a servo shield like this http://www.adafruit.c...­ It's controls 16 servos you might be able to find one that does more - just google "arduino servo shield".

      March 12, 2014

    • Paul N.

      cool :) Thanks!

      March 15, 2014

  • Steve

    Thanks very much Justin, a great day.

    March 8, 2014

  • Rob L.

    Many thanks Justin. Well organised and interesting. Thanks. Had a great time.

    March 8, 2014

  • Tristan

    Fantasmagorical. Really enjoyed myself. Great bunch of people and allot of fun. So many things can be done now with these tools it is great!

    March 8, 2014

  • Paul N.

    Would love to do it from 18:30 - 01:30. I sleep during the day. I've just started building robots and would love an arduino class. Saturday mornings are pretty difficult.

    March 7, 2014

    • Justin M.

      (might want to post your comment to the more general class)

      March 7, 2014

    • Paul N.

      I need to build or buy a control system for my robot limb servos. IT has 16 servos but the remote control only has 5 channels. Also, the remote control needs to be manually controlled, which is not what I want. I need to program the robot poses so they can be selected as a group, loop etc. Is Arduino the right toy?

      March 8, 2014

  • Suellen L.

    Fantastic day! Thank you Justin for organising and leading it. It was very exciting to make my electronics debut.

    March 8, 2014

  • Justin M.

    Fun day. Thanks to eveyone who come along.

    March 8, 2014

  • Mihail S.

    Perfect kit, slides and presso well timed, code/hands-on work very useful, lots of gadgets to illustrate possibilities. Advanced workshop please!!!

    March 8, 2014

  • Patrick C.

    I know I'm not there right now but I just wanted to say I hope you're all having a blast!!! Arduinos are brilliance in the form of technology ;)

    March 8, 2014

  • Linda G.

    Sorry I can't make it. Have a fun class.

    March 8, 2014

  • Suellen L.

    Does the cost of the cost of the Arduino to take home?

    March 7, 2014

    • Justin M.

      Yea an arduino, lots of components, usb cable, 9V battery and box to keep it all in.

      March 7, 2014

    • Justin M.

      And cables and breadboard all to take home

      March 7, 2014

  • Tristan

    What time does it run till?

    March 3, 2014

    • Justin M.

      Depends on how we all go - 4pm ish at a guess/5pm at the latest.

      March 3, 2014

  • enrico p.

    intermediate course sounds great!

    February 21, 2014

  • Justin M.

    Saturday the 8th will be the first time I run this. Cost is going to be a little higher than what I first though at $75/head. Limit will be 15 people unRSVP if you can't make it and I run another one in a month or two if you can't make this course.

    February 21, 2014

  • Helena

    Yes. I would be interested! A little bit beyond beginner would be nice... something along the lines of the Adafruit lessons... though I would come regardless of how basic the course just to cement stuff in my head.

    February 5, 2014

  • Peter D.

    Hi all,

    I have a course on Udemy that covers much of the beginner's Arduino topics. More about this in a minute...

    I personally would be interested in something more advanced. I am working on an advanced Arduino course on Udemy to cover in depth communications (IC2, SPI), interrupts, external A/D converters, Processing, interfacing with Raspberry Pis, bare-bones Arduino, etc etc. Happy to help setting up a course as I can.

    If a beginner's course goes ahead, I would like to offer my Udemy course to all participants access for a token ridiculously low price (normal $49). Please have a look: www.udemy.com/arduino-sbs.

    Don't buy directly, let me know if anyone want to have a look and I'll give you a coupon for free access!

    I also have negotiated with other instructors low prices for top C and Ruby courses that I offer to my students. Just ask me!

    Great meeting yesterday!

    Peter

    January 24, 2014

    • Peter D.

      All, I have one last coupon for free access to my Arduino course, first come first served:

      February 2, 2014

    • Peter D.

      February 2, 2014

  • Shem

    Maybe we could follow up with an intermediate course, which I would definitely be interested in.

    January 24, 2014

    • Peter D.

      Hey, I already have demos and materials for Internet servers, batteries, bluetooth, and PWM. I will soon have content for real time clocks, shift registers and Wi-fi. We can use all that in a course.

      January 24, 2014

    • Justin M.

      Only issue I see is adding a lot of advanced stuff does put the hardware costs up but we should be able to work out something.

      January 24, 2014

  • Justin M.

    If this get full and there's a waiting list I'll more than one of them.

    January 24, 2014

  • Ben B.

    Although not arduino-specific, I could sure use a "how to read circuit diagrams" session... :)

    January 24, 2014

    • Justin M.

      I'll see what I can do - would have to be run by someone with more experience than me. I just muddle through it.

      January 24, 2014

  • Estelle

    Hello, I am based in Melbourne and would love to have access to this full day intro to Arduino workshop. I am a complete newbie to Arduino

    January 24, 2014

    • Estelle

      ...and not a programmer but keen and willing to learn

      January 24, 2014

    • Justin M.

      By "access" what do you mean? Access to the notes etc or running the course in Melbourne?

      January 24, 2014

  • Andy W.

    In like Flynn!

    January 24, 2014

  • Justin M.

    Well looks like there's enough interest so lets make this happen!

    January 24, 2014

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