About this Lab
The purpose of this lab to establish a baseline of knowledge and experience. We will discuss the pros and cons of different Arduino boards, varieties of shields, powering your project, and various resources available. We will build a small project and program it.
The project will be a level meter. Though level meters are usually used to measure sound, they can respond to any analog input. This 37-second video shows the meter that we will be building responding to a potentiometer, light, and temperature. The possibilities are endless, and everything looks cooler with meter lights.
About our Speaker
Danny Swarzman: Danny is a professional programmer focusing on Apple products. Lately, he has become an electronics hobbyist.
1- ARDUINO IDE 1.0 or greater (please download and install prior to showing up)
2- USB cable
3- Arduino Board
5- a breadboard
6- 22 awg wire
7- components- you can download the list of parts I used for the circuits in the video from our files for ideas, but feel free to bring whatever you want to work with.
8- tools: wire strippers and smooth-jaw needle-nose pliers
9- extras of any of the above that you can share
Please come even if you don't have all the system requirements. I will have a few extras to lend, and I hope that others will, too.
Please bring your own system requirements, or be prepared to purchase the parts on-site if you don't have what is listed, you can also purchase before the class on your own.
6:15 - 6:30 - Grab a bite and a seat
6:30 - 8:30 - Arduino Codelab
9:15pm - Home or Bar
Cost of class:
Early Bird: $15 after $25 , funds used to cover Pizza/drinks & location fees
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components & a big supporter of the maker movement! Arrow is offering everyone who attends the class $20 in credit to use at the Texas Instruments store.
We'll raffle of these items during the event: Pro Tech Toolkits, Pro Tech Screwdriver Sets, and Magnetic Project Mats provided by IFIXIT.
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