April Arduino Meetup!

This meetup is to gather all ranges of Adruino users from the curious beginner to the more advanced maker. If you are new, bring your laptop and we will help you install and run your first Arduino project. The rest are highly encouraged to bring your project in its current state. Are you stuck? Bring your project and let us help. The community is strong and passionate about microprocessors.

See you there,

Shane

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  • Shane W.

    Thanks for posting Jeremy. Shift registers are a lot of Boolean fun. If you want to control the intensity of the LEDs, you can use SHIFTpwm.
    http://www.elcojacobs.com/shiftpwm/

    April 23, 2012

  • Jeremy K.

    Here is the SparkFun kit I demoed last night: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10173 -- Also, to step-up the Larson Scanner lights project, add a Shift Register IC: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/733

    April 23, 2012

  • Jeremy K.

    That was incredibly fun! High quality ideas and pleasant, helpful peeps. Very cool! Arduino (and Maker electronics) is obviously heating up in the Valley....

    April 23, 2012

  • Shane W.

    This was my favorite Arduino meet up yet. I was happy to see the amount and quality of the people who showed up. We got some new to Arduino users set up and running, saw some amazing and fun projects and had many instantaneous break out sessions. Thank you all again for making this Meet up what is was.

    April 23, 2012

  • Torrey

    This was an awesome event! It was well organized and featured true experts.

    The meetup participants were very nice and open to newcomers to the field.

    I walked in with very little knowledge and walked out with a solid game plan to get my project moving.

    I'll definitely attend in the future!

    April 23, 2012

  • Shane W.

    Thank you everyone for showing up. I counted 38 people. We got a couple of new people up and running, the show and tell projects were great, and the constantly mixing up conversations were inspiring.

    April 23, 2012

  • Torrey

    oops, I didn't see the event was booked. I'll stop by and see if I can squeeze in.

    April 19, 2012

  • Torrey

    Hey Folks, Torrey here. I'm definitely attending this Sunday!

    April 19, 2012

  • Michael D.

    WOW... 45 this is going to be cool... just thought I would throw this out and see if it sticks... I am interested in the Attiny85 / 861 & the different programers... rotation counter with 4-seven segment display... microSD shield with mass-storage capability for voltage data-logging... looking forward to Sunday...

    April 18, 2012

  • Ian M.

    Does anyone have CNC plans to router up some chairs? BYOC(NC).

    1 · April 17, 2012

  • Dora

    Sorry, everyone, need to cap the number of attendees. Our conference room might not have enough chairs for 44 people.

    April 17, 2012

  • Shane W.

    I will bring my Parallax RFID board to the next meeting. Since the latest version of Wiring support strings, I have no doubt that you can have it up and running fast.

    March 20, 2012

  • Shane W.

    I like the ideas David. Now we have to write up a document to get first time people to get these projects up and running.

    March 20, 2012

  • David P.

    (cont.)
    2) With no extra cost, make the Larson scanner "expandable". If you connect it next to another, the LED will scan all 10.
    a) Can you make it infinitely expandable?
    b) What is the fewest number of wires between scanners that you need?
    c) Can you make it "live" expandable so scanners can be connected and disconnected while running and the LED stays on the connected ones only?

    March 20, 2012

  • David P.

    A couple ideas:
    1) With 7 LEDs you could make a 6-sided die pattern and use it for an electronic die roller.
    a) Bonus: Add a single wire inter arduino communication so one button press could roll 2 or more arduino dice at once.
    b) Advanced: Log the value of the dice rolls back to a laptop over USB serial. Catan fans who obsess over the fairness of dice would love this.

    March 20, 2012

  • Shane W.

    I am thinking about making an intro to Arduino kit for new people. While keeping cost down, I am thinking of a bread board and have newbies build 2 projects. The first being a Larson scanner with 5 leds and 5 resistors, and the second being a sweeping servo. Any other ideas?

    March 20, 2012

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