Go from blinking an LED to virtual prototyping in seven hours and still have time to eat lunch! This class is for anyone who has never played around with Arduino before and those who have played around a little bit but aren't entirely sure about how the basics work. It's easier than you think! We will put together basic single component electrical circuits, learn about analog and digital, input and output, basic programming concepts, practice very basic Serial communication, and briefly cover basic virtual prototyping. In case you haven't noticed the key word here is 'basic'.
Students will create three simple circuits highlighting analog and digital forms of input and output. Get started with the Arduino programming environment, briefly discuss programming and virtual prototyping. Depending on class interest, Arduino-related educational techniques may be discussed as well. Students will receive one SparkFun Inventor's Kit and an Educational Material Binder in both physical and digital format.
Prerequisites: You should have a basic understanding of what series and parallel mean.
**What to bring: **A laptop and some lunch (or visit a nearby restaurant).
Date: Saturday, February 26th 2011
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM (with a break for lunch from 12 - 1)
Instructors: Dave, Rob, Michelle, Tim and Lindsay
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