To begin with we will do any project demos. So come and show off your projects! We want to see the cool stuff you're making. If you want to do a demo, email us and we will arrange for it.
Then we start off our mini-projects for 2012 - the Arduino Theremin! This project has been provided by Michael Shiloh. Michael Shiloh teaches at the Crucible and through his website Teach Me To Make and is an expert in all things Arduino. The project can be seen here: http://teachmetomake.wordpress.com/arduino-attiny-workshop/
Malcolm Knapp is leading the project for this meeting.
For those of you who do not know, an Arduino is an open source microcontroller that makes it easy to add electronics to your projects and a Theremin is a musical instrument you can play without touching it.
There is no electronic or coding experience necessary for this project. This project is great for anyone who has been interested in making stuff with microcontrollers but does not known where to start. We will be soldering everything together on a wood and nails breadboard so you will get to see what each individual part does. Then we will program your circuit and make some music! So come practice soldering and learn some cool new stuff :) We'll be using a vastly reduced Arduino, an ATTiny. The kit consists of the chip, a battery and battery holder, a speaker and a photoresistor. We'll use the Arduino IDE and the Arduino programming language, but the kit does not include the USB interface. The workshop will be $10.
NOTE: We will be providing all the parts for this project but if you have your own Arduino you can use that instead of the ATTiny. If you do bring your own Arduino, bring a computer as well so you can do the programming.
This fun-for-all-ages event starts at 6:30pm. Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.
We are joint hosting this event with Geek Club, so there should be RSVP spots over there too: http://www.meetup.com/The-Geek-Club-South-Bay/ (only RSVP on one meetup please so we can get an accurate count of how many kits we need to have available).
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