Introduction to Programming using Arduino
Sundays April 4th & 11th, 2010 // 12-3pm
Thursdays April 8th & April 15th, 2010 // 7-10pm
Taught by Carlyn Maw
All materials included in registration fee.
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Non-members – $250, materials included
Members – $225, materials included
Learn how to program by making things that blink… and move… and make noise! Have tactile feedback while exploring low level vs. high level approaches to coding, variables, loops and objects. This class builds on Introduction to Electronics, but to make simple LED based projects no previous electronics experience is necessary.
Class 1: Blinking to the beat (Programming and programming environments, controlling one or more LEDs to make a light show)
Class 2: Enter the Human (Strategies for responding to outside input that happens on a human’s terms, rather than the computer’s, i.e. detecting button presses and deciding what to do about them)
Class 3: Data vs. Information (Computers are fast. They can log lots of changes in their environment very quickly. Learn to write code that filters out what you care about working with Analog Data and the PWM pins)
Class 4: Extending your environment (Writing reusable code, sharing code, next steps, project workshop. Libraries, following other people’s posted code, how to share your own, learn more, specific questions)
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