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Arduino for Beginners

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Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. This course covers the basics of getting started with the arduino by creating a unique, interactive art exhibit with LEDs. After taking this course, you will be more exposed and able to work with an arduino and electronics in general.

Note: All materials will be provided including the Arduino!

You Will Learn

- Detailed overview of the Arduino board.

- Basic Arduino programming

- Connecting the Arduino to computer for development.

- Working with I/O pins

- Planning a full project with the arduino.


Students will be required to bring a laptop to class, in order to grasp programming in the IDE.

Come with the Arduino IDE installed which you can get here:

About the Instructor

My name is Steve Rabbon. I am also called Oso Tama, by my friends. I am a retired electrical engineer out of San Diego and the Silicon Valley. I worked for many years designing specialized circuitry and systems, including robotics, sonar system design, and aerospace/military systems design.

I love helping people design systems that are functional yet beautiful, and really enjoy working with artists who want to incorporate technology into their artwork. My specialties are including light, sound, and other interactive response mechanisms into art pieces, using Arduino or Raspberry Pi processors. I can design circuits for almost any need, and love to come up with solutions to technical design problems (feel free to bring me yours!). I was a member of a “fast response” design team, who’s job it was to come up with system-wide solutions in the shortest time possible. I love teaching others what I’ve learned, so they can come up with better designs.

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