Arduino Classes

Learn to Program the Arduino

The Arduino is a microcontroller that can be used to create interactive electronics projects. This series of Arduino classes will introduce students to the basics of programming using light emitting diodes (LEDs), switches, sensors, and the Arduino microcontroller.

Originally designed so that artists could use it in their creations, the Arduino platform has become an excellent tool to introduce beginners to the  world of interactive electronics.

Instruction will make use of the Sparkfun Digital Sandbox® which includes all of the sensors, LEDs, and an onboard Arduino Microcontroller.

Arduino Classes

Classes are taught by Dr. Trevor Johnson-Steigelman, who has been teaching science and technology for over 20 years.

Students should take the series in sequence. Each session has classes that meet one hour per day for three days. Ages: 14 and up.

Digital Sandbox

Series One: Light It Up

Program the Arduino to light up LEDs individually, in groups, and in different colors. Three hour-long Arduino classes introduce loops, Pulsed Width Modulation, RGB (Red Green Blue) coloring, and variables.

Series Two: Interacting

These three Arduino classes are a continuation of Series One.  The Digital Sandbox includes several analog sensors that allow you to uses conditional statements to interact with the lights onboard.

 

Series Three: Sensing

These three classes are a continuation of Series Two.  You will learn to program the Arduino to react to temperature, sound, and light.

Arduino is a product of Arduino, LLC (see arduino.cc).  The digital Sandbox is a product of Sparkfun Electronics, Inc. (see www.sparkfun.com) These Arduino classes are not affiliated or endorsed by Arduino, LLC or Sparkfun Electronics, Inc.

 

Classes are offered through the Sweden/Clarkson Recreation Department at Sweden/Clarkson Community Center in Brockport, NY.

Sign up for a class by calling the Recreation Center at 585-431-0090.

Upcoming Classes:

Series One: Light It Up

TBA:   Summer 2016

Series Two: Interacting

TBA:   Summer 2016

Series Three: Sensing

TBA:   Summer 2016

Individual instruction is available upon request using the form to the right.

 

Set up an individual class:

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