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Sac Midtown: Arduino 101 — Beginning Arduino

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This is the beginning class for people new to working with Arduino or similar programmable boards. 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. This course covers the basics of getting started with the arduino by creating a unique, interactive art exhibit with LEDs. After taking this course, you will be more exposed and able to work with an arduino and electronics in general.


Note: All materials will be provided to the student including the Arduino! Class size is limited to 6 people, to give everyone enough time and attention.  Class fee is $75;  (For HackerLab members who have paid for full membership, you will only need to pay $25 for materials costs).

Class Description

– Detailed overview of the Arduino board.

– Basic Arduino programming

– Connecting the Arduino to computer for development.

– Working with I/O pins

– Planning a full project with the arduino.

What to Bring / How to Prepare?

Students will be required to bring a laptop to class, in order to practice programming in the IDE.

If possible, come with the Arduino IDE installed for your computer.  You you can download them here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

About the Instructor

Peter Chang is an electrical engineer that has worked as a Electronics System Design Engineer in multiple Silicon Valley companies for the last 20 years.  He is currently taking a sabbatical from the electronics industry and having a great time working on a variety of project mostly centered around the Arduino connected to the internet.  Help us take advantage of his year off!