If you like Raspberry Pi, you'll love Arduino!
Microcontrollers are the connection between the world of bits and the world of atoms. They're what let us use computers to sense and control the physical world, and the Arduino is a crowd favorite microcontroller.
In this workshop, we’ll cover an introduction to Arduino and focus on programming as we learn how to manipulate outputs based on sensor inputs.
- What is Arduino?
- Software setup (IDE, how to program it, the Serial monitor)
- Reading schematics and Fritzing (wiring) diagrams
- Basics of breadboarding
- Blinking an LED
- Reading sensor input (with a light sensor)
- Controlling output (with a simple motor)
- Combining input and output, making the motor move in response to light
|Class Name||Intro to Arduino||Instructor||Adam Spontarelli|
|Length||3 hours||Class Size||4-6|
|Description||Learn how to program the Arduino by building various circuits that make use of its different features: analog reading, digital reading, digital writing, PWM, and more.|
|Required Knowledge||Basic programming experience (familiarity with variables and loops) will help. No previous experience with hardware, circuits, or electrical engineering is expected.|
|Required Equipment||None; laptop optional, you can bring your Arduino or borrow ours|
|Class Cost - Members||$20||Class Cost - Public||$30
Lynchburg, VA 24504-2450