The ASME Open Source Microcontroller Workshop!
Bringing together Engineers, Educators, Students, Hobbyists and Entrepreneurs -- to learn and share knowledge and experiences.
A one-day workshop to learn about and play with open-source microcontrollers. Open to members and friends of the ASME Fox Valley chapter. (Early registration is suggested. We will try to fit everyone in, but preference will be given to pre-registrants in case of seminar overflow.)
Who is this workshop for? Anyone between 13 and 103 who are interested in learning about open-source technology and sharing their ideas.
What will I do? See a dozen projects (both simple and complex) that merge computers with machines to do fun and/or useful tasks. Learn how to make one yourself.
When does this happen? Saturday Nov. 12, from 9am to 2pm. Some presentations and hands-on classes will have definite times, but show & tell from project makers will go on the whole time.
Where do I go? The IIT-Rice campus (2nd floor) in Wheaton (north side of Butterfield Rd. near Danada.)
What will it cost? The base workshop costs $10. Middle & High School teams are $40 for up to 8 students plus teacher (additional students are $5 each). Optional materials may cost extra.
An Arduino is not included with admission. Bring your own Arduino or purchase a kit with an Arduino and everything needed for the class at a special discounted rate available at www.workshop88.com/ASME. Orders placed before Nov. 1st will be shipped directly to attendees. Orders placed after Nov. 1st will be available for pickup at the event. A limited of kits will be available for purchase at the event on a first-come first-served basis.
Why would I want to do this? Listen to interesting people, see unusual machines, meet the next generation of America's creators. Learn to solder, or program a microcontroller, or use a strain gage. AND share your own expertise! (And for engineers; get PDH hours.)
NOTE: Because soldering irons are hot and can burn you, the hands-on activities will require you to read & sign a waiver.)
When & Where
ASME - Fox Valley Chapter
American Society of Mechanical Engineers