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digital gardening :: microcontrolling moisture with basic electronics
Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Cambridge, United States
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is only open to people older than 15. If you are 15-18, you need to bring along your parent or your . Anyone younger than 15 will be turned away, as will anyone 15-18 without an accompanying guardian or parental consent form. We're sorry for the trouble, but MIT Museum policy requires it.
This is a one day workshop coordinated by Keith Simmons, co-designer of the Wireplant microcontroller kit. Hosted at the MIT Museum, this workshop leads participants through the basic electronics and practical skills needed to understand and assemble an Arduino-controlled moisture sensor which can notify you when your soil needs water.
No background in electronics or gardening are required, and the workshop is open to everyone older than fifteen. People younger than eighteen need to get parental consent. This workshop is happening on the eighth of May, and is capped at twelve participants, costing $55 for the whole workshop (which includes a materials fee). Participants will leave with an assembled, functioning kit. If you're interested, check out the workshop website. Be sure to bring a copy of your ticket/receipt to the workshop for admission to the Museum, and if you're under 18, please bring along your parent or your parental consent form.
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sprout & the MIT Museum
sprout is a social design firm devoted to creating and supporting the community-driven learning, teaching, and investigation of science. Based in Somerville, sprout co-ordinates community programs and makes available its workshop and labspace to the public as part of its efforts to reveal how to reclaim science as a richly personal and creative craft.
Through interactive exhibitions, public programs, experimental projects and its renown collections, the MIT Museum showcases the fascinating world of MIT, and inspires people of all ages about the possibilities and opportunities offered by science and technology.