Past Meetup

Arduino and Microcontrollers - Ne­xt Steps

Hosted by MakeHartford

Public group

This Meetup is past

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Price: $50.00 /per person


30 Arbor Street, B7 · Hartford, CT

How to find us

There is a little parking in front of the building, but a lot of parking on the right side of the building. We are in the basement. Take the elevator down to the basement and look for the signs.

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Instructor: Eric Klaus
So you’ve played around with an Arduino board and maybe a couple of other microprocessors.

You’ve downloaded the examples, compiled the code and watched the blinking lights. So now what...

While not quite an “Advanced Arduino” course, but definitely not an “Introduction to Arduino” either.....

This course is somewhere in between. We’ll look at other flavors of the Arduino boards, and several other popular microcontrollers. We’ll explore the tools used to start experimenting with these chips, then move into examples that demonstrate how they are different and ways they are alike.

You’ll learn how to go from a device datasheet to working interface code and how some of the Arduino supplied libraries were created. Later we’ll focus on using the peripheral devices within most popular microcontrollers. Bring your projects and questions as the final class segment will be dedicated to whatever topics the class is most interested in.
You should know the basics of working with files and programs on a PC be able create and understand a simple C program. If you’re not familiar with C programming, there are numerous online tutorials that can bring you up to speed in just a few evenings.

Please bring a Windows based laptop with you. The classroom has several desktop PCs available for those that do not have access a laptop.

If you have an Arduino Uno or Uno style compatible development board, please bring it.

Uno compatible boards will be available for purchase for a reasonable additional fee.
Classes will be held at MakeHartford on 4 Thursday evenings 7-9pm
(June 7, 14, 21 & 28)

The TOTAL cost for ALL 4 classes is $50
Microcontroller review. (a brief summary of Intro. topics)
Other Devices– Demos of each device explaining the tools required.
Programming Tools:
Programmer’s Editors and a word about batch files.

Software Libraries- Roll your own
Shift Register, RC SERVO, LCD, Serial UART, PWM, I2C

Timers, Interrupts, ADC and DMA

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