Sparkfun National Tour comes to Maui for Introduction to Arduino Workshop
Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (HST)
Maui Makers, in cooperation with the County of Maui Mayor's Office of Economic Development, Maui Economic Development Board is proud to bring Sparkfun Electronics' National Tour to Maui to teach an "Introduction To Arduino" workshop on Oct 19th. Attendees will get a full day of instruction in the use of the Arduino Microcontroller, and 15 attendees get to keep their Sparkfun Inventors Kit (a $99.95 value, plus shipping!).
Update - Although the seats w/kits are sold out (2weeks ahead of time!), this is still an excellent 8hour training w/lunch. There are a total of 20 kits. We are keeping 5 for use in future workshops. Doubling up on them is really a good way to learn basics. You can buy your own arduino (and parts) at local Radio Shack stores, or online from a variety of vendors. Maui Makers plans to have some special ones in stock later this year.
The kit is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. The SIK includes everything you need to complete 15 circuits that will teach you how to read sensors, display information on an LCD, drive motors, and more. You don't need any previous programming or electronics experience to use this kit.
The workshop is intended for students of all ages (well maybe 4th grade up with parent) as well as teachers, librarians, after-school coordinators, and other educators, showing how electronics can be a vital part of education. Whether you’ve never played around with DIY electronics or you are a seasoned pro, we will give you the tools, knowledge, and skills you need to explore the wonderful world of how electronics fits with STEAM.
Please join us in revolutionizing the way electronics are taught in our high schools, middle schools, libraries, after-school programs, and even elementary schools! With your help, we can change the face of education!
The class will be held at MEDB's facility in Kihei from 9am-5pm with an hour for lunch (included).
Please bring your laptop to install/use the software if possible. (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software )
Reduced pricing on this event is thank to County of Maui Mayor's Office of Economic Development.
When & Where
Maui Makers and MEDB, Maui County OED
We have about 4 seats left (w/o kits) today. The Sparkfun team is on island and enjoying the sights. They will be at our weekly Public Meeting tonight (thursday Oct 17) at the UHMC Science building auditorium 6-9pm. If you would like to come down and meet them, ask questions, check your software installation, etc, please come by!