Learn soldering and basic Arduino programming in this workshop. The cost of this workshop also covers the materials cost for a freeduino microcontroller kit. Your assembled Freeduino is yours to keep! Use the vast open resources of the Arduino community to come up with your own electronic applications. This workshop is intended to teach you necessary skills for further electronic exploration in the world of Arduino.
Soldering is a skill needed for assembling and modifying electronic kits. A Freeduino is an easily programmable microcontroller. In combination with other electronics, a microcontroller can used for projects such as light controllers, music synthesis, robots, environmental sensors, internet applications, games and many others! Check out the workshop web page for some videos of cool applications.
More information available at http://www.lvl1.org/workshops.
YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAPTOP, PLEASE EMAIL US AT firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Do I need to bring solder or any other materials?
A: No, we will provide all of that. We only encourage you bring a laptop if possible. A programming interface can be provided for attendees that don't have a laptop.
Q: Do I need a serial connector/adapter to program my Freeduino?
A: No, these Freeduino kits are programmable with a common USB A-B cable we provide. The USB A-B cable is also yours to keep.
Q: What do I need to program my Freeduino?
A: There are several options for programming your Freeduino, but we will use the Arduino provided IDE for this workshop. It's a cross-platform Java program that will work on Windows/Mac/Linux. It can be downloaded here http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Q: What does this Freeduino thing do?
A: Lots of things! Just look at the many videos on youtube with 'arduino' in them: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=arduino&search_type=&aq=f
When & Where
LVL1 is a Louisville hackerspace.
LVL1's mission is to provide a shared space for collaborative technical and artistic experimentation in the Louisville area. We are a non-profit organization following the hackerspace model currently flourishing in cities all over the world. Our goal is to create an open workspace where engineers, artists and educators can meet and collaborate. LVL1 is where we begin making amazing things.