Good Question! We had intended to get to that step on Saturday, but as we ran out of time, I didn't get a chance to hand out the library.
The Danger Shield was created by a NYC Maker group. They have provided some example code here:
Perhaps more useful though, is this full library which covers all the features provided on the shield, and which included lots of example code:
(I think that addr is correct, but sourceforge is down at the moment)
If you haven't installed a library before, see this page:
0 · December 10
I received the following question:
"On this Meetup at vetco, is there anything that I need to bring, tools, ect. Let me know This is my First meetup" Sorry about that, I forgot that this workshop is encouraged for beginners.
To assemble the danger shield, you will need:
Solder iron (get a temperature-controlled one)
Solder (60/40 with rosin core)
Flush cutters (for snipping off extra wire length after soldering)
We may need extension cords and outlet strips too, please bring anything you have handy.
To program with and use the Danger Shield you will need:
Any standard Arduino or compatible.
Appropriate USB cable for your Arduino.
A laptop with the Arduino 1.0.2 software installed.
If you are missing any of these items, Vetco has everything on hand... except the laptops. Their prices are reasonable.
0 · December 7
OK gang, the folks at Vetco Electronics are going to let us use a room upstairs above their store. This works out well just in case we need parts as we work our projects. We haven't tried meeting there before, so not sure how it will work out, but if you haven't seen what they have at Vetco yet, it will be worth your trip just for that. Vetco is what Radio Shack used to be.
See you Saturday!
0 · December 3