WKS903: Intro to Microcontrollers with the Arduino
Class Number 635-29205

Have you ever seen a T-shirt that uses EL (electroluminescent) wire that glows brighter as the noise level in a room gets louder? How about a sculpture that moves in certain ways based upon its surroundings? Or maybe you are a garage-mad-scientist/weekend-engineer and want to build a powerful CNC machine that will enable you to CNC-control your plant watering duties or change diapers for you.

If you don't know exactly what microcontrollers are but want to learn how to use them in your projects, this is the class for you.

In this 3-hour workshop, you will learn everything you need to know to get started hacking, programming, tweaking and fiddling with the Arduino series of microcontrollers. We'll cover everything from installing the VERY basic and cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) software to making LEDs blink and fade in and out and even interfacing the Arduino with a computer.

The Arduino has an unlimited number of applications and this class aims to teach you all about them.

A the end of class you will have the option of taking home your very own Arduino microcontroller (and a handy USB cable for it) for $25 + tax.

Some minimal programming experience is recommended but not necessarily required.

TechShop Location: TechShop Raleigh-Durham
Room / Area: Conference Room
Instructor: Ron Craig
Class Date: Thursday, Jan 24, 2013
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Class Length: 3 Hours
Price: $90.00
Lab Fee: $10.00
Age Range: 16 and Up
Min. Students: 1
Max Students: 5
Current Students: 1
Seats Left: 4
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