Timesquare Watch Workshop
Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Have you ever wanted to wear an Arduino on your wrist and tell the time
with a giant LED matrix? Then you'll love this three hour class at NYC
Resistor. In it you'll learn to solder as we put together the Adafruit
Timesquare DIY watch kit, and then write a new watch firmware to add a
new feature to the watch.
This class is a great introduction to soldering and embedded
programming. The coin-cell powered Timesquare watch isn't exactly a
normal Arduino and is very CPU limited, so techniques for limiting power
consumption, interrupt handlers, brownout detection and some inline AVR
assembly will be discussed.
Included in the class is a watch kit and an FTDI cable for programming
it for every student (a $49 value). You'll need to provide your own laptop with the
Arduino IDE installed.
Taught by NYC Resistor member Trammel Hudson
NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, and build community. Our interests range from laser-cutting to knitting, and programming to pop-up books.
All NYC Resistor events are strictly 18+, and attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct, which can be found at https://www.nycresistor.com/participate/.