Jeff Branson from SparkFun Electronics (www.sparkfun.com) will walk us through the six main things you need to know about Arduino. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. About the size of a credit card and costing around $30 pre-assembled, it's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
There is no charge for this program, and professional development credit is available for teachers and librarians. However, all participants MUST:
(1) Bring laptops with Processing and Arduino languages already installed. They are free to download from http://www.processing.org/ and http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software.
(2) Have admin privileges and passwords for that laptop so you can install the drivers needed.
(3) Have a SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11576). The kit comes with an Arduino Uno- R3 shield, a breadboard, electronic components and jumper wires, and lots of switches, buzzers, motors and lights to plug into it. Registered attendees will receive a promo code for a 20% discount on this kit.
Questions? Contact Kathy Ceceri (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Date: Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 10:00 to 16:00
Event capacity: 15
Tech Valley Center of Gravity (View)
35 4th Street
Troy, NY 12180
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