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Hands-on workshop: ATtiny85 programming

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Get your hands dirty and learn to program the small but mighty ATtiny85.

ATtiny85 is an 8-pin, low cost and power microcontroller, by Atmel. It is at a large extent Arduino compatible, allowing beginners to familiarize themselves easily with it.

Its size, combined with high performance and an ever growing developer support, make it a perfect option for Wearable and IoT applications!

In the workshop, through a series of examples, you will get to program the ATtiny85's yourselves and create your first applications. Sensors, LEDs and other components which will be available on the spot.

There will be more than 5 development kits in place (including ATtiny85's, breadboards, cables and a healthy variety of sensors) but feel free to carry your own components along and experiment with them! It is strongly advised to bring a laptop, with the latest Arduino IDE installed.

Prior experience with Arduino, microcontrollers or electronics is not necessary, however some basic programming knowledge is required. If you have not programmed an embedded system before, now is your chance!

Each person to be there will get an ATtiny85 as a reward and a lucky one, will additionally receive an open source, Attiny programming shield.

IMPORTANT: Due to space, resource and organizational constraints, the maximum number of participants is 15. There is a waiting list to accommodate cancellations, however if you have RSVP'd but are not planning or sure to show up, please remember that you might be occupying somebody else's spot.


17.00 - 17.30: Refreshments, drink s & distributing the kits

17:30 – 18:00: Setting up the environment & introduction to Arduino IDE

18:00 – 20:00: Developing, developing, developing

This workshop is organized by Dimitris Platis ( Jiaxin Li will offer additional technical assistance.

Snacks and refreshments will be kindly provided by Semcon.