Arduino 101: Simple Motor and LCD Display - $20 cover

  • October 19, 2013 · 2:00 PM
  • Russ' Place

Hi Everyone,

I've noticed a lot of new people lately that are new and I was thinking a basic meetup would help. We'll cover the basics of interfacing with some hardware, for this meetup I'll cover a simple motor/driver board and a 16x2 LCD display.

I'll provide the hardware (except your Arduino of course), so I'll have to charge a cover fee. The cost will be $20/ea. I'll provide some breadboards resistors and jumper wires as well. Ideally everything you need to complete the project, minus an Arduino. I can buy items in bulk much cheaper than by going to sparkfun or other websites this way!

I'll need to know ASAP how many people want to come, so that I can purchase enough hardware! If there isn't enough hardware in time, I will move the date. If there is a large turnout, I will have to move the location.

Sign up via paypal BEFORE coming:

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UPDATE: If for some reason it rains on this day we'll have to postpone until the 20th as I don't have enough room inside for everybody, but I do have lots of tables so we can do this outside in the driveway.

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  • David M.

    excellent workshop, excellent weather and excellent people

    October 21, 2013

  • Russ

    Thanks everyone for coming to the meetup!

    For the LCD, we used the HelloWorld example that is in the Arduino 1.0.5 IDE for code, and followed the online tutorial:
    http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/LiquidCrystal

    For the Stepper Motor, we used the example and code from this site (modified the code to use pins 8-11 like in the diagram):
    http://www.geeetech.com/wiki/index.php/Stepper_Motor_5V_4-Phase_5-Wire_%26_ULN2003_Driver_Board_for_Arduino

    I hope everyone had a great time, and I'll see you at the next meetup!

    Russ

    October 21, 2013

  • Paul S.

    It completely slipped my mind!

    October 19, 2013

  • Igor

    Hi Russ,

    Sorry I will not be able to make it. Feel free to give my kit away to someone who needs it.

    October 19, 2013

  • Steve

    Hi russ, whats a potset? do you mean potentiometer? set of potentiometers containing what? thanks!

    October 19, 2013

    • Russ

      Yes, I have extras if you don't have one.

      October 19, 2013

  • Giuseppe T.

    Apologies but I cannot make it anymore :(

    October 19, 2013

  • Russ

    To be clear, we are going to be doing this event outside in my driveway. I have lots of folding tables and chairs, so if it rains we will have to postpone (however it should be 65F and sunny).

    October 18, 2013

  • Russ

    Bring your Arduino, Laptop and soldering iron! If you weren't one of the original 10 people to buy a kit through me, you'll need a stepper motor, 16x2 lcd, 10k potset, breadboard, and jumper wires.

    October 18, 2013

  • Richard T.

    What equipment should we bring? Arduino (Duimilenova or Uno?), motor shield, steppers, laptop Mac or PC (Arduino programing environment loaded?)

    October 18, 2013

  • Angel M.

    Sorry, I need to cancel. My wife won't be able to take care of the kids during the weekend, so I have to do it.

    October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys. I won't be able to make the class because I'll be camping in CT that weekend. Russ, feel free to give my supplies to someone who needs them. Thanks!

    October 9, 2013

  • Harvey Y.

    Who do I send the paypal payment to?..The link was removed

    October 4, 2013

  • David M.

    I looking to connect with someone who is willing to help me catchup and get ready for the October 19 class.

    October 4, 2013

    • Russ

      The class is for people just getting into Arduino, you will probably be fine. Just make sure you have the arduino environment installed on your laptop as well as bringing a soldering iron with you! You'll need it to solder the header onto the LCD.

      October 4, 2013

    • David M.

      can you recommend a soldering iron ! Will install and buy all I need before the class. Thanks.

      October 4, 2013

  • Russ

    As long as you pay before Sept 27th I will still get you the hardware. I do need to insist on people paying, there is a 2 week lead time to get the hardware!

    1 · September 17, 2013

    • Russ

      For one-off pieces I buy from sparkfun.com or ladyada

      October 4, 2013

    • David M.

      Thanks, will go through tutorials at https://www.sparkfun.c...­ and http://www.ladyada.ne...­

      October 4, 2013

  • Steve

    hi, what wire breadboard parts will i need?

    October 4, 2013

    • Russ

      Regular jumper wire, I am sure there will be extra at the meetup. Any breadboard will do, it isn't necessary it just makes it much easier to prototype with.

      October 4, 2013

  • Russ

    Hi Everyone,

    Thus far, 10 people have paid (9 via paypal, 1 emailed me asking to pay on arrival). I ordered 10 sets of items (lcd, motor, wires, etc). Anyone else that wants to come will need to bring their own stepper board, 16x2 lcd, 10k potentiometer and wire/breadboard parts! No new payments will be accepted.

    If you just need 1 of each item, I like sparkfun.com myself (although they are expensive).

    October 4, 2013

  • Yi R.

    a

    October 3, 2013

  • David M.

    paid today, hope it's not too late, just got wrapped-up in other projects.

    October 3, 2013

  • Russ

    To be clear, I need everyone to pay for the meetup! I have ordered parts and not many people have paid for them.

    And yes, you will need to bring your arduino and soldering iron as well.

    September 30, 2013

  • Steve

    I already have an arduino board..looking forward to meeting everyone and learning new things!

    September 22, 2013

  • Christopher J.

    What if I already have a display, some motor/driver chips, a breadboard and a motor? Can I just bring those, and save on that part of the cost?

    September 13, 2013

  • Paul S.

    I can't pay this week, have to wait till next pay day

    September 13, 2013

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