Past Meetup

Introduction to Arduino Class

Hosted by SYN Shop - Las Vegas Valley Hackerspace

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This class is limited to 25 participants, so RSVP now to get in!

The world is abuzz with credit card sized computers that are inexpensive and easy enough for home hobbyists, artists, and professionals to use. One such computer is the Arduino, created by a group of Italian researchers and released freely to the world.

This course will introduce non-programmers and experienced programmers alike to the Arduino, in many of its forms. (Over 5 different types will be demonstrated live!) We will see how the Arduino communicates and what it can do. We will have live demonstrations of professional kits where others have used Arduino and similar technology as a core component.

Then we will demonstrate how to install the free Arduino software on Windows, Mac, and Linux and you will get a chance to make LEDs blink, fade and pulse, alone and in sequence, including multi color LEDs. You will also get the Arduino to play music, turn a servo, and react to buttons, knobs, and sensors.

Students are encouraged to bring their own Arduino and wireless capable laptop. Sample code, schematics, and courseware will be freely provided. Our fine partners, Pololu Robotics and Electronics, have Arduino boards and kits available at . We recommend the Uno boards for beginners. If you purchase them online before 2pm and use a local address, then you can pick up same day. Note that the board by itself does not come with a USB cable, so please bring one of your own.

Please note that seating is limited to 25 students to allow everyone to get hands on experience. Multiple instructors will be available to help everyone get the most out of the class. Don't worry if you don't get in this time. Join us on and you will be notified of every SYN Shop class event. We will be holding these classes regularly.

There is no charge for this Introduction to Arduino class, but donations to SYN Shop are always welcome. Or purchase a T-Shirt at and show your support!

Facilitators, and yes I really need about 7, sign up separately by email to [masked]. You are free to bring a show an tell arduino related project.