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Arduino Class - Interacting With Arduino - Part 1

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Come join us at the The Forge Makerspace (located in the North Branch Library, Denton, TX) to learn about the interacting with the Arduino. In this class we will be covering the following:

Buttons ( (6:18) In this class you will learn how to use a push button. You will assemble a circuit where pressing a button turns on an LED. You will also learn about the different kinds of buttons that you can use in your projects.

Potentiometer ( (7:26) In this class you will learn how to use a potentiometer. You will learn how potentiometers work, and what Pulse Width Modulation is, avery useful feature in some of Arduino's digital pins (which we have used in an earlier lecture but did not explain).

The flex sensor ( (4:52) In this class you will learn how to use a flex sensor, a device for which the resistance changes when it is bent.

Membrane potentiometer ( (4:12) In this class you will learn how to use a membrane potentiometer, a device electricaly similar to a regular rotary potentiometer but where instead of rotating a knob in order to change the resistance of the middle pin, you can slide your finger over the sensor's surface.

Making noise with a passive buzzer ( (5:26) Generating simple tones with this little buzzer is very easy. In this lecture you'll learn how. Parts Needed:

Arduino UNO ( Mini push button. ( Red LEDs. ( Resistors. ( A linear rotary potentiometer ( A flex sensor ( A membrane potentiometer ( A passive buzzer ( Course work for this class comes from Arduino Step By Step ( which has over 20 hours of content in 110 lectures. These classes are designed for anyone interested in learning electronic design and C programming. No experience is required. Access to the course material is free at our meetups. If you wish to access the material outside the meetup see our coupons page to get a discount from our sponsor (