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DIY Microcontroller Seminar

Participants will walk out with a microprocessor development board they have built and programmed themselves.

You will learn how to sense switch input, temperature input and light input. You will learn how to control lights and various devices.

Please bring:

-   Windows XP or higher laptop with a USB port

-   Needle nose pliers.

-    Three AAA alkaline batteries (Note: This is a new req.)

We will be using prototype boards which will be part of the kit you get to keep.

We will be sharing the programmer(s) during the class to keep costs down.

We will distribute the software in class to minimize version issues.

- Rick Darby

Event Host and Instructor

 

 

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  • Todd W.

    Good job Rick.....we had a great time and learn a bunch!

    May 1, 2013

  • Todd W.

    Rick: What about the link to the software download? Time is ticking away or should we just worry about it when we arrive?

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My friend, too! Save a controller :)

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey i tried to join the waiting list/overflow for the next class list... i dont think it came through the right way on here... i will not be going to this meeting so i am going to un-rsvp...

    April 30, 2013

  • LaVerne C.

    Bringing my son

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Todd W.

    Hey Rick.....have you determined which controller you will use for this seminar? Just curious!

    April 18, 2013

    • Rick D.

      Yes. We'll be using the PIC 12F683. It's a low cost, versatile chip. Thomas Henry wrote an excellent article about it in the Feb issue of Nuts and Volts Magazine. The techniques we will go over will be applicable to all popular micros, especially the interface techniques.

      1 · April 18, 2013

    • Todd W.

      Thanks Rick.....we look forward to the session!

      April 18, 2013

  • Rick D.

    Since the first 12 spots went so quickly, we opened up eight more. Please let friends and colleagues know about the course. It would be great to have a full house. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Bring a Win XP or higher laptop with USB and needle nose pliers. It would be helpful to bring three AAA batteries too.

    You will walk out with a development board you built yourself and the knowledge to begin interfacing to to the outside world. Want to build a robot or an RC vehicle? Home automation? Here's where you can learn to start building smart circuits yourself.

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • Joe M.

    Is this an arduino class? Do we need to bring our own arduinos and kits we are working on/with?

    April 8, 2013

    • Rick D.

      Joe,

      April 18, 2013

    • Rick D.

      Arduino is not necessary for this intro. We will supply everything you need except the laptop and needle nose pliers. It would be helpful if you brought three AAA alkaline batteries, though. We will be going over Arduino in a later course in this series. Take this course and you will be armed with a lot more knowledge on how to apply your Arduino!

      April 18, 2013

  • Rick D.

    Todd,

    Yes, we will be using the PIC 12F683. It's an extremely versatile, low cost chip. Thomas Henry wrote an excellent article about it in the Feb issue of Nuts and Volts Magazine. The techniques we will go over will be applicable to all popular micros, especially the interface technqiues.

    This course is an intro. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • Steve

    Hey Rick,

    If you are looking for any components for future classes here is a good site for some really cheap surplus/pull equipment, I've never gotten anything bad from them and they have some cool stuff on occasion.
    http://www.allelectronics.com
    and another one that's similar I think I've ordered from both...
    http://www.alltronics.com

    Steve

    April 11, 2013

  • Todd W.

    I just got confirmation from four of my employees so I have changed my guest count

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • Todd W.

    Which microcontroller platform are you using for this seminar?

    April 9, 2013

  • Steve

    I hope you run this again Rick, I'm gonna be out of town that day :(

    April 8, 2013

    • Rick D.

      That's a shame, Steve. I was looking forward to having you assist. ;-) If it's well received, I'll be happy to run it again.

      April 8, 2013

    • Steve

      Hey I will be glad to assist if you just change the date :) I'll help out next time.

      April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was wanting to go but I'll be out of town that entire week. I hope you do another class like this!

    April 9, 2013

  • Rick D.

    Check out the updated event description. Bring a Windows XP or higher laptop and needle nose pliers to the class. I will be posting links you should download to your laptop before you come to class.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds awesome! Definitely going.

    April 6, 2013

  • Todd W.

    I may bring some of my employees but still waiting on them to confirm.....I hope I can change the number of guests later??

    April 5, 2013

    • Joe R.

      There should be no problem changing the number of guests. There is a limit of 5 guests per member, but that can be changed if you have a lot of people coming.

      April 6, 2013

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