Recently, one of SparkFun's biggest goals has been to get embedded electronics into the hands of teachers and students. A huge part of that endeavor has been the creation of the SparkFun Department of Education (DoE), hosted over at learn.sparkfun.com. They have been working to expand the offering of classes we hold at SFE headquarters. We have a slew of classes coming up - the first of which is Microcontrollers for Educators.
Microcontrollers for Educators takes place all day on August 9 and 10, 2012 and is pretty much exactly what it sounds like - a class focused on helping educators learn how to make microcontrollers part of their curriculum. The class starts from from the very beginning (the very best place to start) with the installation of the Arduino programming environment. We'll then explain how to get it running and talking to the boards and then cover the basics of using the Processing language to graph data and build custom interfaces.
The class will go over the basics of Arduino using the SparkFun Inventor's Kit. Then we'll move onto LilyPad and E-textiles, and lastly we'll cover building the Simon game (and how to hack it!). Also, this class is good for 1.0 semester credit hour through Colorado School of Mines with an additional payment of $50.00 to be paid at the time of the class. Paperwork for credit will be made available at that time.
Head over to the DoE website to sign up! Hope to see you there!