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Arduino Hackathon Open House

Explore electronics, coding, and creative technology at our monthly Arduino hacking session for all skill levels. You must bring a computer with a USB port to use an Arduino!

7:00-7:30 Tour the MakerBar, set up workstations.
7:30-8:00 Get inspired by Lightning Talks on projects, tricks, hardware, etc.
8:00-9:30 Guided instruction on the Project of the Month

Talk: We're taking apart one of Diane's Motion detectors and are going to work together to get it rigged up to an arduino.

Project of the Month: Fridge Alert! Protect your leftovers with this snack-safeguarding siren that sounds the alarm when the fridge is opened. Learn to use analog sensors, clicky buttons, speakers, and batteries to make a self-contained project. Borrow materials for free, or take them home for $15.

This event is free for everyone. To participate in the Project of the Month, you must RSVP and bring a computer with a USB port. There may not be enough materials to accomodate walk-ins!

Arduino boards might be available for $30 each. To pre-order one, PM Bert Hartmann and we'll have it waiting for you.

MakerBar volunteers will be present to help you with your electronics project, even if you're not taking part in the Lightning Talks or Project of the Month!

You're welcome to come hack on whatever you'd like, even if it's totally unrelated to Arduino. There will be plenty of awesome hackers from our community for you to meet.

The Arduino Hackathon runs on the second Wednesday every month and is organized by Bert Hartmann.

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  • femmebot

    Unfortunately won't be able to make it tonight as well. I've got a bad allergic reaction and my medication is unfortunately making me drowsy.

    November 13, 2013

  • Bert H.

    For tomorrow's meetup, we're still looking for lightning talks, so if you have a project or topic you want to give a few sentences about, bring it along.

    For the main event, we'll be pulling apart one of Diane's radioshack motion detectors, and hooking it up to the arduino. We'll be going over how to figure out how to get information from a new device, and add it into the program.

    November 12, 2013

    • Ryan S.

      Hey Bert, I'd be happy to talk about EV conversions for a few minutes. I can show the YouTube video of my electric motorcycle as well. See you guys tonight.

      November 13, 2013

    • Ryan S.

      Hey Bert, I'd be happy to talk about EV conversions for a few minutes. I can show the YouTube video of my electric motorcycle as well. See you guys tonight.

      November 13, 2013

  • Wil C.

    to my biggest regret and apologies, i must make a last minute change to not attend. a circulating flu in my household has caught up to the best of my very supportive wife, who will now need me to hold the fortress against two wailing little kids. hope to make it to the next one.

    November 13, 2013

  • Shannon

    My son and I attended the arduino class and had fun. We're looking for more practice (and, um, help, lol!). Is this ok for newbies? We have some friends who want to come too :)

    November 2, 2013

    • Bert H.

      Shannon, that should be fine

      November 5, 2013

    • Shannon

      We're not coming after all this week. Just wanted to let you know for counting purposes. Have fun and make on :)

      November 11, 2013

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