Computers connect to other computers over Internet. People connect to other people face to face, via phone, email, social networks etc. using internet . “Things” or objects from everyday life, like water heater, energy meter, and weather station are now connecting to each other and people, computers and the Internet. “Things” act as agents that sense and change the world. Internet of Everything is getting real.
In this first workshop in the series, we will introduce the basic concepts applied for interfacing the real world to the digital world like - like sensors and controllers, circuits, voltage, current, analog and digital signal. Kids will learn these, while performing hands-on activities using Arduino Uno, an open-source micro-controller, simple components like switches, LEDs etc. Arduino kits will be used for hands-on experience in a shared setting. Kids will learn to upload a “Sketch" to Arduino.
Presenter: Pradeep Bhatter
Suggested Grade Level: 5+ grader and must have basic computer skills.
Each attendee must have a laptop (Windows or Mac only).
At least 2 GB of free disk space and 4 GB RAM
Pre-install Arduino IDE prior to the workshop (Please see http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software )
Attending this meetup means you agree to media waiver (http://files.meetup.com/11434242/Images%2Band%2BVideos%2Bof%2BChildren%2BAgreement.pdf).
Donation to Charity: Devoxx4Kids is partnering with Unity Care and collecting gifts for foster kids. The suggested items are listed here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bJz7WXaA4PG2HDvavK99f66CvqwO-25Q9yr-cAwyKw8/edit). It would be great if you can bring any item from the list and drop them during registration.
More details about other workshops on this weekend are available at http://www.devoxx4kids.org/usa/funfest-2014/ .