This 4-part workshop is geared toward beginners as well as more accomplished Arduino users. Beginners should start at Workshop 1, where we will get you up to speed on the fundamentals of electricity and electronics, so that you understand the components you’ll be working with, and can feel confident discussing and building your project. By Workshop 2, we’ll move into an overview of the use of microprocessors, and work with the Arduino to program an LED blink sequence. Workshops 3 and 4 will further advance into the intermediate levels of programming and electronics. By workshop 5, you’ll be integrating Processing with Arduino, adding interactivity to create interactive environments through visual or physical sensing and controls.
Over the sessions of the course, you will learn all about physical electronics, the inputs and outputs of the Arduino board, going over theories and concepts of electricity and electronics. You will also learn how to code your very own programs using the freely available and open-source software: Arduino, which is similar to C++ and Processing’s IDE. At the end of the course, you will have produced controllers and receptors based on the Arduino microprocessor, in order to accomplish various tasks.
About the kits for these workshops:
We have had some questions about whether people can buy their own parts. We are asking that you purchase the pre-made kit here so that everyone has exactly the same materials. We have worked hard to source the best prices, and the only other comprable kits online (such as the Sparkfun Arduino Inventors kit) costs ~$30 more. We are passing the savings directly to you for our many hours of best-deal-finding.
The kit for Arduino workshops 1-3 includes : Arduino Uno SMD, Breadboard, Clear Self-Adhesive, USB Cable A to B – 6 Foot, Relay SPDT Sealed, Buzzer – PC Mount 12mm 2.048kHz, Mini Photocell, Hobby Motor, Trimpot 10K with Knob, Momentary Push Button Switch – 12mm Square, Resistor 10k Ohm 1/6th Watt PTH, 330 Ohm or 560 Ohm resistor, Diode Small Signal – 1N4148, LEDs, Tri-Color LED, Jumper Wire, 9v batteries, Shipping