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Hands on Arduino Lab

About this Lab 
The purpose of this lab to establish a baseline of knowledge and experience. We will discuss the pros and cons of different Arduino boards, varieties of shields, powering your project, and various resources available. We will build a small project and program it.

The project will be a level meter. Though level meters are usually used to measure sound, they can respond to any analog input. This 37-second video shows the meter that we will be building responding to a potentiometer, light, and temperature. The possibilities are endless, and everything looks cooler with meter lights.

About our Speaker 
Danny Swarzman: Danny is a professional programmer focusing on Apple products. Lately, he has become an electronics hobbyist.

System Requirements  
1- ARDUINO IDE 1.0 or greater (please download and install prior to showing up) 
2- USB cable 
3- Arduino Board 
4- laptop 
5- a breadboard 
6- 22 awg wire 
7- components- you can download the list of parts I used for the circuits in the video from our files for ideas, but feel free to bring whatever you want to work with. 
8- tools: wire strippers and smooth-jaw needle-nose pliers 
9- extras of any of the above that you can share

Please come even if you don't have all the system requirements. I will have a few extras to lend, and I hope that others will, too.

6:15 - 6:30 - Grab a bite and a seat 
6:30 - 8:30 - Arduino Codelab 
9:15pm - Home or Bar

Cost of class
$10.00 - To cover Pizza/drinks/location fees

Get your ticket here:

O’Reilly as our sponsor of the event, they have provided members of our groups with 20% discount to Solid this year using this link: The 20% discount code is COLEARN20.

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  • Toby M.

    Only two more spots in the class, if you have not bought your ticket on Eventbrite yet, do it now before you miss this April lab. Toby

    March 28, 2014

  • Toby M.

    This class is almost sold out, only 5 tickets left, make sure you lock in your spot:

    March 21, 2014

  • Toby M.

    Hi Everyone,

    Please make sure you go to the Eventbrite page and register, anyone who RSVP for our events on MeetUp, and don't attend will be banned from the group going forward, so please dont just RSVP if your not sure you will attend! ­



    March 18, 2014

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