ROOKIES BOOT CAMP -
On Saturday 22nd October 2011 at the Nottingham Hackspace
Who this workshop is for?
- Absolute beginners (who used a computer on a regular basis)
- You might have used other microcontrollers and want to try Arduino
- You have used Arduino before but want to refresh the basics
What is an Arduino?
It doesn't matter if the word means anything to you, it's just a name. An Arduino is a prototyping board based around a microcontroller, it will take a number of inputs or sensors and produce outputs like moving a motor or flashing a light. Programming it and making it interact with the web or you computer is very easy. It's popular because it's open source and fun!
We use the oomlout.co.uk workshop kit which you can find for sale here which is a very comprehensive starter kit for your project. It includes the new Arduino Uno board.
What do I need for this workshop?
Please download the programming environment from Arduino.cc
You will need a laptop computer with an available USB socket. You'll be able to plug it into the power and we have free WiFi at the Hackspace too!
Do I need to know about programming or electronics?
You don't need to know much about electronic, in fact we cover some basics in the workshop.
The programming is simple, it's one of the reasons Arduino is popular. To be honest you don't even have to programme as very many "sketches" can be downloaded from in the web to do exactly the task you want!
The beginners workshop is designed as an introudction to Arduino AND an introduction to the Hackspace!
There will be a more advanced course on the Sunday which is suitable for ANYONE who has completed the beginners course or who feels confident they have already gone beyond the basics!
You can get a ticket for both events HERE for a reduced price!
Find out more about the Nottingham Hackspace on our website http://www.nottinghack.org.uk.