Presentation: Intro to Hardware Programming with the Arduino Uno

Women in Robotics Boulder/Denver
Women in Robotics Boulder/Denver
Public group
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This time we are working with Girl Develop It to bring you for a presentation delivered by one of our own members! I am really excited about this on and please join us for a night of fun, learning, networking and support!

Are you interested in making lights blink and motors turn with just a few lines of code? Have you dreamed of using sensors to turn your home into a haunted house? Have you been hearing a lot about the Internet of Things, and maybe have an idea or two for a project you’d like to build? Hardware programming is the first step to Internet-enabling things. We will give a high-level overview on how to get started with hardware programming using the Arduino Uno! The Arduino Uno is a great starter micro controller board for those new to hardware programming. We will cover basic concepts of electrical engineering, hardware, how to program the Arduino Uno, and give brief demos with code samples.

• Basic hardware and programming concepts to get started with programming lights and sensors using the Arduino Uno.
• Writing to digital output devices with Arduino
• Reading digital inputs with Arduino
• Writing to analog output devices with Arduino
• Reading analog inputs with Arduino

• Since this is a presentation and not a hands on workshop, there’s no need to bring a laptop or an Arduino Uno. Just come with an interest in learning about hardware programming!
• If you have any ideas for your own hardware projects that you would like to build, bring them and be sure to ask Vui and Eric!

There are no technology requirements since this is a presentation and not a hands on workshop.

This presentation will be delivered by the wife and husband team of Vui Nguyen and Eric Richardson. Vui and Eric have been working on IoT projects together for over a year, since winning 1st place at the 2016 Intel IoT Roadshow in Denver for their automated faucet dripper project. They improved the automated faucet dripper project and took it to the Intel-sponsored China-US Young Maker Competition in Beijing, making it to the final round of competition! They are excited to share their experience and knowledge of IoT with the local tech community.

Vui Nguyen is a long time software engineer with two CS degrees, currently working as an iOS Developer for the SimplyE project, an ebook reader app for libraries. Eric Richardson is a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin, with a background in computer engineering.

CA Agile Central
1550 Wynkoop St,
Denver, CO 80202
Second Floor, above Tattered cover. Entrance is on Wynkoop St. The building is secured so we will meet you in the lobby to bring you up. If no one is there, please wait and we will be there shortly. A telephone number will be posted for those early or late!

There are various paid parking options in the area ranging from $8 - $15. Tivoli Garage is a 10min walk away, rates are 6$/day. There are also meters along the streets.

Union Station is located a few blocks away. You can also take the F, H, and D light rail lines to the 16th and California station and then take the 16th Street mall ride to Wynkoop St.