San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This Arduino workshop is for absolute beginners! Attendance is capped at 8 people so you'll be guarenteed lots of individual instructor attention.
We'll be using these Arduino prototyping boards from Sparkfun: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10889. Along with these other things called "breadboards", "jumper wires", and "header pins". (Remember that materials are worked into the registration fee so you get to keep everything after the workshop!)
In this 4 hour course, we'll write lots of Arduino code to make the supplied electronics components buzz, light up, and react to human input. We'll look into how they work together and, at the end fo the workshop, we'll snap apart the components and wire up the peices on a breadboard. (Time permitting, we may even solder!)
Note that I assume absolute beginner-level knowledge and that includes no previous programming experience and no electronics experience.
(If you are already a programmer, you might be interested more in my Intro to Arduino for Programmers workshop. Please let me know you would like me to host one! I only need 6 attendees to make a workshop happen.)
If you have any questions, feel free to reach me at pearl[at]karma-laboratory.com.
Things to bring to the workshop
Bring your laptop and power cord! If possible, please also download and install the Arduino 1.0.2 software for your operating system in advance from http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
About the host
Maker Kids is a non-profit organization that enables kids to build their ideas with real tools and materials. Our goal is to inspire and empower kids to think, design, experiment and create. We offer workshops, seminars, and afterschool programs at our Makerspace in Roncesvalles village, and participate in events in Toronto and the area.
When & Where
Karma Laboratory is a Toronto-based studio that develops tools and curriculum for technology education. Visit karma-laboratory.com for more info.
The company was founded by Pearl Chen in 2002. Pearl is an independent educator, web developer, artisan, and Android enthusiast.
If there is a workshop that you would like to see offered or if you have a request for an alternative date/time, please send Pearl a note!