Beginning Microcontrollers: Arduino

Lots of people have an idea of something awesome that they would want to build, with the caveat “If I only knew how…”  and that one statement seems to be the only obstacle in their way.  For some the supposed complexity of programming or electronics is daunting and remains an obscure idea to very creative people.  Even just finding a topic to get your feet wet can sometimes be challenging. Learning to program and make cool automated stuff should be fun, and frankly, totally is once you can harness the initial fundamentals of it all.

Open-source Hardware projects like Arduino make the introduction to all of the coding and electronics components orders of magnitude easier to handle. With many exciting examples and learning tools, making ideas work in the Arduino environment stays fun and fulfilling. Participants in the Beginning Microcontrollers workshop will receive their own take home kits including an Arduino microcontroller, breadboard, components for experimentation, and any necessary stickers and fun swag needed for a geek to survive in the 21st Century.

Topics covered will range from downloading and installing the software to be able to program an Arduino, covering the reference and learning resources available online, looking up examples, and programming an Arduino to use sensors and control components such as servo motors or LED lights.  We’ll also be expanding the usefulness of the Arduino IDE to allow programming with the Ardublock environment, which makes the learning curve of programming a lot easier to conquer in many ways.

We would like to encourage everyone to come along and participate, so if you already have an Arduino, or would like to team up with someone to share a kit, or even just would like to watch and take notes, you are more than welcome.

If you would like to sign up and reserve your kit or spot, pleasesign up on our store page!

The Workshop is being held on Saturday, August 18th, 2012  12pm-3pm

Cost for the workshop with a kit is $54.99+tax


-FredBoard Arduino Compatible prototyping platform


-Components pack (LED’s, transistors, servos, etc.)

-Sensors:  IR Sensors, Ultrasonic, variable resistors, etc.

-Industrial Sticker Pack

-Mystery relics fit for use in your next inventions.

This workshop is produced by David Gapen for Reuseum Educational, Inc.