San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ever wanted to make something blink or buzz, but don't know where to start? This is the class that will teach you the basics of what an Arduino can do, and how microcontrollers are awesome! This class is geared toward people with no electronics or coding experience, but can be useful for anyone getting started with the Arduino.
The class cost includes a parts kit, which will be used in class. Students will need to supply their own Arduino board and laptop.
Please install the Arduino IDE before class -- download it at http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software. Versions are available for Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
- The class focuses on the Arduino Uno model, but everything works with the Arduino Mega and Leonardo as well. The Arduino Due is specifically not covered in this class; other Arduino models may or may not work.
- Arduino-compatible boards/Arduino clones might cause some issues -- pin layouts may be different, and in some cases they're not 100% code-compatible. If you already have one, feel free to bring it in, but if you're just getting started I recommend buying an official Arduino Uno board.
- If you don't have an Arduino, they're available at most local Radio Shack stores, and also at Micro Center in St. Louis Park. Or you can check the Vend-A-Kit machine at the Hack Factory! (And of course you can mail-order one, but where's the instant gratification in that?)
- If you haven't got a laptop, please get in touch. We can possibly work something out.
Click the Contact the Host button to the right if you have any questions!
Instructor: Scott Hill
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Twin Cities Maker
Twin Cities Maker is a workshop community in Minneapolis where you can Make, Share and Learn. Our classes are open to members and non-members alike.
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