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Arduino Survival Guide: Workbench Edition -- Ed Nisley

Arduino Survival Guide: Workbench Edition -- Ed Nisley

11 am to 1 pm -- 2 hours over lunch

Maximum 10 students: RSVP *now*

Learn how to help your Arduino survive its encounter with your project, then live long and prosper. Discover why feeding it the proper voltages, currents, and loads ensures maximum Arduino Love!

Ed will describe some fundamental electronic concepts, guide you at the workbench while you make vital measurements, then show you how to calculate power dissipation, load current, and more. You'll understand why Arduinos get hot, what kills output bits, and how you can finally stop buying replacements.

Bring along:

    Your Arduino, its USB cable, and a laptop + Arduino IDE

    Digital multimeter (as many as you have!)


If you have these, bring them too:

    Wall wart power supply for Arduino (7.5 to 12 V DC)

    Alligator clip leads

    Power strip for all your AC plugs

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  • Ed N.

    You'll find the presentation PDF on my blog at:
    (that's the one from last year, but the content didn't change).

    February 1, 2014

  • Dan

    I will have to check it out next time... Sick kids

    February 1, 2014

    • Sean S.

      Boo. I'll email you some immune system power-ups. Health for the whole house!

      1 · February 1, 2014

  • Anne D

    I don't have an Arduino (although I have an Android Accessory Development Kit from 2011, containing "A USB micro-controller board that is based on the Arduino Mega2560 and Circuits@Home USB Host Shield designs"). Should I bring my ADK? Should I buy an Arduino and bring that or is there one lying around that I can borrow? (I was planning to get a lilypad arduino for my bracelet project eventually -- is now the time?)

    January 5, 2014

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