Due Arduino Presentations

  • February 6, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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For the February UUASC-LA presentation we will be covering the Arduino a small, inexpensive, opensource microcontroller and software platform.

We will start with a quick presentation and demonstration of the Arduino by Guillaume Goussard titled Time-lapse creation with Arduino and DSLR.

This talk will show how to create a simple program to control a DSLR: Lock the focus and trigger the shutter to take a photo. The presentation will  highlight  microcontroller programming , loading the program into it, triggering events and reading feedbacks.

The feature presentation is "Uno, Due, Tre - the different families of Arduino Micro-controller boards" presented by Ralf Quint.  This talk will cover the evolution from the early Arduino models to the current "bread and butter" boards (Arduino Uno, Arduino Leonardo etc), to the recent additions of non-AVR/Atmel based boards (Arduino Due, etc) as well the latest "hybrid" boards (Arduino Tre, Arduino Yun), which provide both a "normal" Arduino (Leonardo) system as well as a RISC CPU running Linux derivations on the same board.  

About the Speakers

Ralf Quint has been programming for well over 3 decades, starting back in the pre-PC, 8 bit days. He is currenly   working as an self-employed IT service consultant who's trying to branch out to software development again.
Ralf has done on and off embedded programming work from the early days on Intel 8051 and Motorola 68C11 through various PIC implementations and more recently with various Arduinos as well Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black.

Guillaume Goussard has been working in embedded software for home entertainment for 6 years. He's currently working at MGO as System Architect.
Guillaume worked with PIC, Gumstix and Raspeberry Pi as well as Arduino on several projects including a remotely controlled coffee brewer.

UUASC would like to thank Jason Elkin at M-Go for hosting this month's presentation and Media Temple for providing the food and beverages.

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  • Ralf Q.

    A PDF file created from yesterday's slides is available as a direct download from

    1 · February 7

    • Ralf Q.

      Wow, the slides are available for download a bit less than 48h and already 79 downloads... ;-)

      February 9

    • Patrick D. G.

      I'll be sharing it with my Amateur Radio Club which has several micro-controller enthusiasts. So, expect some additional hits.

      February 10

  • Jordan S.

    Speaking of arduinos , Pasadena hackerspace and 3d printer retailer has an arduino class on Saturday.


    February 7

    • Jordan S.

      And it is sold out. Find out what the market will bear. I assume a nice kit, and less than $99 plus a few hours of hands on education is a fair deal. Combine that with yer awesome slide deck and its a good deal.

      February 7

    • Jordan S.

      moving this thread to uuasc.org . Join us at http://uuasc.org/gene...­

      February 7

  • Russ T.

    Thanks Guillaume and Ralf. Even though I got there an hour late, the meeting was still going strong. I enjoyed speaking with both afterward. I'm new to messing with hardware controllers and got some ideas of things to try.

    1 · February 6

  • Ralf Q.

    Well got here early and now standing in the rain in front of closed doors...:(

    1 · February 6

  • Ralf Q.

    Well, it "is" raining, and yes, people can't drive in the rain (and a lot even if the sun is shining >:) ) down here. Btw, still tempted to kick Albert Hammond's rear-end for that song (but then he's British)... <LOL>

    February 6

  • Spidey M.

    I think it may rain, so everyone please remember to take your time and drive carefully even if you're a little late...

    You all know we SoCal folks can't drive worth a lick in the rain! Cause it never rains in Southern California.

    February 6

  • Lucas Rangit M.

    Looking forward to this talk. Will bring my Mega and questions. Coming via Expo Line so may be a little late (~7:30).

    February 2

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