We are pleased to announce the following workshop!
What: Introduction to Arduino Workshop
When: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 6-9pm
Where:Champlain College EMC, Lakeside
Instructor + Registration Contact:
Eric Hall, Workshop Coordinator
Email: eric (at) ransomhall (dot) com
Cost: $20 suggested donation, see Logistics below
What is Arduino?
Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It’s an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board.
- Inexpensive – Arduino boards are relatively inexpensive compared to other microcontroller platforms. The least expensive version of the Arduino module can be assembled by hand, and even the pre-assembled Arduino modules cost less than $50
- Cross-platform – The Arduino software runs on Windows, Macintosh OSX, and Linux operating systems.
- Simple, clear programming environment – The Arduino programming environment is easy-to-use for beginners, yet flexible enough for advanced users to take advantage of as well.
What we will cover:
- Overview of the hardware, why it exists, and what kind of cool things can be done with it.
- Installation of the Arduino programming environment on (your) Windows or Mac laptop.
- Construct and program a “Hello World” example circuit, or two if time allows.
- Register by emailing Eric at the address listed above.
- Attendees must bring their own Windows 7, Windows XP SP3, or Mac laptop (for now, sorry no Linux).
- Arduino Unos and all required hardware will be provided for the class.
- A donation of $20 (or more 🙂 ) is suggested, but not required. This money will be used to sponsor further workshops.
- Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Class size is limited to ten people, until we can expand our hardware library (again, you are encouraged to donate). If you have a friend and want to double up on one Arduino, please indicate so in the registration email.
- Arduinos and additional hardware can be purchased through Vermont Makers for a discount after attending the workshop. We have educational discounts through SparkFun and Adafruit. Certain group minimum order restrictions apply.
This workshop is sponsored in part by the MFA in Emergent Media Program at Champlain College.