• 🐍 Hands-On Python IoT Workshop: Circuit Playground Express! 🐍

    TL;DR: Learn how you can use Python to control IoT device with many sensors! πŸ’» You need to bring your Laptop πŸ’» πŸ”Œ Please also bring a Micro-USB Cable πŸ”Œ Circuit Playground Express is a beginner friendly board that is packed with sensors, LEDs and peripherals and can be programmed using Arduino, Python, JavaScript and even using MakeCode, a block-based interface. We will meet for a free hands-on workshop where you will be able to experiment with this board and program it using the Python language. No prior Python knowledge is required, but some programming experience is strongly recommended. You need to bring your laptop and a Micro-USB cable. We have a very limited number of boards, so please RSVP only if you know you will be able to make it. What's on these boards? β€’ 10 mini NeoPixels, each one can display any color β€’ Triple-axis accelerometer Motion sensor with tap detection β€’ Temperature sensor β€’ Light/color sensor β€’ Sound sensor (MEMS microphone) β€’ Mini speaker with class D amplifier β€’ 2 Push buttons and a Slide switch β€’ Infrared receiver and transmitter, can also act as a proximity sensor β€’ 7 Capacitive touch inputs and 1 true analog output β€’ 2 MB of SPI Flash storage for code and libraries β€’ USB port that can act like serial port, keyboard, mouse, joystick or MIDI For more information, check out the product page: https://www.adafruit.com/product/3333 Thanks Palo Alto Networks for hosting us this time! πŸ™ Note: This is a small, intimate event, and the goal is to experiment and learn. Please be respectful to the other attendees, keep the atmosphere friendly and encouraging, and only RSVP if you are absolutely sure you can make it, as we have very limited spots. Let's have some great time together 😁

  • πŸ’» Hands-On JavaScript of Things Workshop: Espruino + Thingy:52! πŸ’»

    Join us for the first ever JavaScript IoT Workshop! πŸ₯‚πŸ₯³πŸ» πŸ’» You need to bring your Laptop πŸ’» πŸŽ“ You need to know some JavaScript πŸŽ“ You are going to write JavaScript code that will run on a Thingy:52, a sensor-packed Bluetooth Low Energy device that runs tiny JavaScript engine called Espruino. We'll start with a short presentation of the devices, how to connect and program them (through a Web-based IDE), and write our first JavaScript IoT code together. Right after that - hacking time starts! Each one (or two) of you will get a Thingy:52 device, and we'll provide a written tutorial that explains how to use the different hardware on board. You will be able to light LEDs, set timers (with setTimeout/setInterval, it's JavaScript after all), add event listeners to real, physical buttons, and even write code that connects to other Bluetooth devices and interacts with them. You can get creative! Here are some of the hardware goodies you'll find on the Thingy:52 - * RGB Led πŸ’‘ * Tactile Push Button πŸ”˜ * Color sensor 🌈 * 9-axis Motion tracking sensor: accelerometer, gyroscope and compass 🧭 * Low-power accelerometer πŸ’¨ * Digital Microphone 🎀 * Speaker πŸ”Š * Gas (air quality) sensor β›½ * Humidity and temperature sensor πŸ”₯ * Pressure & Altitude sensor πŸ›¬ * NFC πŸ“‘ Thanks Nielsen for hosting us this time! πŸ™ Note: This is a small, intimate event, and the goal is to experiment and learn. Please be respectful to the other attendees, keep the atmosphere friendly and encouraging, and only RSVP if you are absolutely sure you can make it, as we have very limited spots. Let's have some great time together 😁