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Introduction to the Arduino Microcontroller
May 31 @ 9:00 am - June 1 @ 3:00 pm EDTFree
May 31, 2021 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
June 1, 2021 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
This two-day short course will introduce you to the Arduino world. Participants will learn how to program the Arduino and do some easy activities and move into more advanced activities. Supplies will be shipped to participants ahead of time. There will be a max of 15 participants.
Presenter: Abe Michelen
Arduino is “an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software,” it is a popular open-source electronic board that is capable of controlling just about any hardware project. This two-day short course will introduce you to the Arduino world.
Several full projects will be introduced that you can use in your classroom activities. An Arduino board and a set of components will be distributed to the participants to be used in classes or hands-on activities.
- Programming the Arduino. A general introduction to the C/C++ language (the language of the Arduino) will be covered.
- The first activities will use LEDs to learn how to control external devices with the Arduino.
- More advance activities. Once you know how to control LEDs and other basic components we will introduce several types of sensors and actuators and will program the microcontroller interact (read and write) with and control them. Some of the actuators and sensors we will Some of the actuators and sensors we will use include: Switches, Potentiometers, RGB LEDs, Temperature sensors, humidity sensors, Optical sensors, Distance ultrasonic sensors, LCD displays, Dot Matrix displays, Servo motors, DC motors, Buzzers.