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Introduction to Arduino

Learn the basics of Arduino in just three hours.

Course Overview: 

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. 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. The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the Arduino programming language and the Arduino development environment Arduino projects can be stand-alone or they can communicate with software running on a computer.

The boards can be built from a kit or purchased preassembled; the software can be downloaded for free. Numerous example programs (“sketches”) are available under an open-source license where users are free to adapt them for their own needs.   This class will introduce students to the Arduino Microcontroller – a powerful platform for developing hardware that interfaces with the physical world.  The Arduino can be used in robotics, art installations, 3D printers, and other do-it-yourself electronics projects.

Who Should Attend: 

Anyone who wants to learn about the popular Arduino microcontroller.

Course Outline: 
A hands-on introduction to basic automation using the Arduino platform. Learn the basics of Arduino programming, use of analog and digital I/O and the basics of using a microcontroller. You will build three simple projects that show how use the Arduino with basic electronics to measure temperature, control a motor, blink lights, and read data from the Arduino back to the computer.
  • Build circuits that utilize sensors and output devices that allow the microcontroller to react to its environment.
  • Learn about electronics, programming, and physical computing concepts by building fun projects.
  • Find out how to use the Arduino open source community to get help with their own projects and learn more about microcontrollers.  

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