Description: People love games, interactive stories and simulations, now you can learn how to create them while gaining programming skills in the process. In this class we use SparkFun’s DangerShield to teach how a Micro-Controller can be used as an interface for a computer program. Students will learn the basics necessary to create programs such as graphical interfaces, data logging visualizations, games and animations using the free programming environment called Processing. Processing is based on Java so students will learn 21st century programming skills that are immediately transferable to college and the workplace.
By the end of the class students will understand how to use analog and digital sensors as input to effect something on the computer screen and how to use the computer as input to effect physical outputs in the real world, such as LEDs. Due to the heavily supported community nature of Processing, once the basics are understood a whole new world of creation and learning are available.
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Prerequisites: Intro to Arduino or the equivalent. Please bring a laptop, SparkFun has 15 laptops on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Education@sparkfun.com to reserve a laptop.
Note: Class registration is fully refundable until Friday, January 27th, at 5:00pm MST. Please call to do so. If you wish to cancel after that time, or miss the workshop for any reason, we will transfer the amount you paid to SparkFun store credit, but cannot issue refunds. Thanks for your understanding!
Date: Saturday February 4th, 2012
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM (with a break for lunch from 12 - 1)
Instructors: Ben Leduc Mills, Lindsay Craig, Jeff Branson and more TBD