Saturday, September 16, 2006
Spooky Projects – Introduction to Microcontrollers with Arduino

Instructor Tod E. Kurt
Location Machine Project, 1200 D North Alvarado
October 7, 14, 21,28 , Noon to 3pm (Saturdays)


– Laptop (Mac OS X or Windows. Linux if you’re willing to work at it)
– Some programming experience

What is Arduino?

Arduino is an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple i/o board, and a development environment for writing Arduino software. The Arduino programming language is an implementation of Wiring itself built on Processing.

Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can be communicate with software running on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP) The boards can be assembled by hand or purchased preassembled; the open-source IDE can be downloaded for free.

Who is Tod Kurt?

Tod E. Kurt has engineered the hardware and software for robotic camera systems that went to Mars. He was a founding developer and systems architect of Overture Systems, originally GoTo.com, later sold to Yahoo. Now as co-creator of ThingM.com, he’s designing sketchable hardware and networked smart objects. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering from Caltech and Physics from Occidental College. He started robotics hacking at the age twelve when he took apart his BigTrak, RC car, and chemistry set to make an upright programmable robot.

What will we be doing in this class?

detailed class outline

email m@machineproject.com or call 213-483-8761 for more information

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