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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.

Please bring your own system requirements, or be prepared to purchase the parts on-site.

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

Cost of class:
Early Bird: $10.00 - $20 after, funds used to cover Pizza/drinks & location fees

Get your ticket here:

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  • Stephen B.

    Great workshop - got exactly what I wanted - excellent hands-on intro/level set.

    May 1, 2014

  • Stephen B.

    The link to the IDE didnt work for me - try this one

    April 30, 2014

  • Toby M.

    We only have a few more spots in tomorrows class,If you need hardware, we will be selling boards, and wires, etc at the door! Please make sure you grab a ticket here:

    April 29, 2014

  • Stephen B.

    You said "... pros and cons of different Arduino boards, varieties of shields". If I want to buy a board so I can join in on the night, which one should I get?

    1 · April 24, 2014

    • Toby M.

      Grab the Uno, we will also have some for purchase at the class!

      April 25, 2014

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