GPN20:Arduino For Total Newbies workshop

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Ein Vortrag von Mitch Altman auf der GPN20.

Arduino is an amazingly powerful tool that is very simple to learn to use. It was designed so that artists and non-geeks can start from nothing, and make something cool happen in less than 90 minutes. Yet, it is powerful enough so that uber-geeks can use it for their projects as well.

This workshop is easy enough for total newbies to learn all you need to know to get going on an Arduino.

Taught by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Altman"> Mitch Altman</a>. Participants will learn to set up their own Arduino clone, and use a solderless breadboards to make their own TV-B-Gone remote control to turn off TVs in public places -- a fun way to learn Arduino (and electronics) basics. Bring your laptop, if you can.

Big thanks to Ken Shirriff, who came up with the original <a href="http://www.arcfn.com/2009/12/tv-b-gone-for-arduino.html"> TV-B-Gone for Arduino</a>.

Workshop Itinerary

  • Intro to Arduino
  • Very short lesson to learn everything you need to know about electronics!
  • Overview of the Arduino Uno board
  • Set up the free and open-source software on our laptops -- Windows, MacOS, or Linux are all fine!
  • And then its time to make something and learn how easy it is to use Arduino! I'll (very easily!) show you how to read schematic diagrams, and you'll put together your own TV-B-Gone remote control using your Arduino board. 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.
  • Target practice is available all over the world after the workshop.

Materials costs

The workshop is free, but if you would like to partake in the hands-on aspects of the workshop, Mitch will have materials for 35 € (useful for making many different projects).

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