Have you been interested in Arduino microcontrollers? Don’t know where to start?
This workshop will teach you all the basics while you build a small project.
At the end of this workshop you will go home with an Arduino controlling a color changing LED strip.
Included in the workshops fees is a full Arduino starter kit. This includes an Arduino, color changing LED strip, knobs, buttons, and more.
This is an intro course, no previous Arduino or programing experience is needed or expected.
What is an Arduino?
An Arduino board is an open-source, easy-to-use device that enables makers, students, hobbyists, artists, programmers, and professionals to make their projects come to life. If you can imagine it, you can build it with an arduino.
What makes Arduino so great?
- 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, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Simple, clear programming environment – The Arduino Software is easy-to-use for beginners, yet flexible enough for advanced users to take advantage of as well.
The Vancouver Hackspace,
1715 Cook Street #104, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sunday, October 25th, 2015
12:00 Noon – 5 pm
Limit of ~10 people, RSVP on eventbrite.
The workshop is open to non VHS member.
VHS members receive a discount on the fees.
Note: If you are a minor, a parent or guardian will need to sign a liability waiver for you and accompany you while you are at the workshop.
You must bring your own laptop (Windows or Mac)
Parts included with the workshop
These parts are included and used for the workshop, and are yours to take home:
- 1x Arduino Uno
1x 1 Meter of RGB LEDs Neopixel (WS2812)
1x female barrel jack with screw terminal
1x male barrel jack with screw terminal
1x 5v 2amp power supply
1x micro breadboard
1x pack of male jumper wires
1x pack of female jumper wires
1x 8AA battery pack with barrel jack
8x AA batteries
1x push button
1x 100 ohm resistor