San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Interested in learning about microcontrollers but not sure where to get started? Join us at Notre Dame for a 2-part intro course, open to Notre Dame students, staff, faculty, and the public! We will start from the very beginning and build Roost, our open-source and home-built home sensor project based on the amazing ESP8266 microcontroller. You'll learn how to add hardware and software along the way, see your project come to life, and you get to keep everything and take it home at the end.
You will learn about (and get to build):
- Connecting the ESP8266 dev board to your computer
- Writing and uploading code to the board
- Connecting the board to Wi-Fi
- Wiring up sensors and reading data from them
- Sending data to an online IoT platform
- Reading the sensor data from anywhere in the world
Note that we will only accept 50 attendees; be sure to register today!
Dates: Saturday November 12th and Saturday December 3rd, 12-5pm each day
Location: Center for Digital Scholarship, Hesburgh Library 1st Floor, University of Notre Dame (map)
You provide: 2 Saturday afternoons, a laptop (to interface with the board), and $40 cash or check (made out to University of Notre Dame)
We provide: All the hardware, code, lessons, pizza lunches, drinks and a great learning experience
You must bring $40 in cash or check to pay for your the hardware (or provide your own hardware), or you will not be able to participate in the course. This will be hands-on from the start and having hardware is essential.
Please do not forget to bring a laptop to interface with the board. We cannot provide spare laptops.
Your $40 gets you (in addition to lunch, the lessons, the code, and the hands-on help):
- SparkFun Thing Dev Board (pre-soldered, with on-board Wi-Fi)
- 0.96" OLED display
- USB cable
- Jumper wires
- Passive infrared (PIR) sensor
- Temperature & humidity sensor
- Ultrasonic range sensor
All of the board will be pre-soldered by our awesome volunteer team.
When & Where
University of Notre Dame
This event is being organized by a group of hardware enthusiasts from the University of Notre Dame including people from the Office of Information Technologies and the College of Science.