Hackers on Train 2012 will be pulling into town the first week of August, and maker instructor extraordinaire Mitch Altman will stopping by our hackerspace for a special “Arduino for Total Newbies” workshop on Thursday, August 2nd. Mitch writes:
You’ve probably heard lots about Arduino. But if you don’t know what it is, or how you can use it to do all sorts of cool things, then this fun and easy workshop is for you. As an example project, we’ll be creating a TV-B-Gone remote control out of an Arduino you can take home with you.
Registration: Eventbrite (space is limited so please register as soon as possible)
Date: Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm
Where: Pumping Station: One, 3519 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
- Very short lesson to learn everything you need to know about electronics!
- Then we will learn to solder. Don’t let this scare you! Mitch has taught well over 35,000 people to solder, many of whom have never made anything before in their lives. It is actually a very easy skill to learn. It is also very useful.
- Then we will each make our own Arduino clone from a kit made by Ladyada: BoArduino
- Now that we each have our own Arduino, we will set up the free and open-source software on our laptops (if you bring one) — Windows, MacOS, or Linux are all fine!
- And then its time to make something and learn how easy it is to use Arduino! Mitch will show you how to read schematic diagrams, and you’ll put together your own TV-B-Gone remote control using your BoArduino. We will use a solderless breadboard. These are really useful, and provide a fast, and very easy way to put circuits together without needing to solder.