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Bootstrapping your Arduino Abilities

Twin Cities Maker

Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

Minneapolis, MN

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Event Details

An arduino unit ($30), and all other materials are part of the class fee.

Day 1: Aug 26th, 2010  6PM - 9:30PM

Day 2: Sept 2nd, 2010 6PM - 9:30PM

Bootstrapping your Arduino Abilities


Bootstraping your Arduino Abilities is intended to bring a relatively computer-literate person excited about Arduino and physical computing to someone who can do some basic things, but most importantly, has the confidence and a bit of the lingo required to help find out more information when they want to do awesome things with a microcontroller that they don’t know how to do.


  • A computer (and you need administrator rights on it!)
  • The parts from the Bootstrapping your Arduino Abilities kit
    • Arduino
    • USB Cable
    • LEDs
    • Buttons
    • Resistors
    • A breadboard
    • A piezo buzzer
  • Basic computer literacy
    • If I tell you to go online and google the words “ladyada arduino tutorial” could you do it?

Rough Outline

  • Demos
  • Blinky Light Hello World
    • What is a microcontroller?
    • Line by line breakdown
    • analog output
    • setup, loop
  • “expensive wire” sketch
    • This sketch turns on a light when a button is pushed
    • breadboards
    • if/then/else
    • pullups
    • digital input
    • the idea of debouncing
  • light dimmer
    • analog input
    • pwm output
  • calculator
    • Serial output
    • functions that take input
    • functions that produce output
  • Music player
    • tone()
  • Servo demo
    • Libraries
  • Character LCD demo
  • Questions?


  • Arduino
  • bootloader
  • IDE
  • LED
  • resistor
  • breadboard
  • function
  • pullup resistor
  • if/then
  • variable
  • type
  • pulse width modulation
Have questions about Bootstrapping your Arduino Abilities? Contact Twin Cities Maker

When & Where

Hack Factory
3119 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

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