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[DPRG] Basic Arduino Class

Subject: [DPRG] Basic Arduino Class
From: Gus Reiter scorpiogustx at gmail.com
Date: Sun Jan 19 10:23:42 CST 2014

Doug,

Is this for dprg member only, or are dms only member welcome?  I know a
couple of dms members that are likely to be interested.

Thanks
Gus


On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 12:54 PM, paradug <paradug at gmail.com> wrote:

>   At the DPRG RBNO on Tuesday, 01/28/14, I will hold a basic Arduino
> class. The class will last 2 hours and will start at 7:30 PM. The class
> style will be informal with several demonstrations. The class will be held
> in a manner not to disturb RBNO. If you are interested, please send me an
> email so I will know how many to expect. If there isn’t any interest, the
> class will be called off.
>
> WHO IS THE CLASS FOR?
> This class is for someone who has bought an Arduino board, but doesn’t
> know what to do next.
>
> WHAT DO I NEED TO HAVE?
> Attendees to the class should bring a laptop, an Arduino board, and an USB
> cable. If they own
> the following they should also bring: jumper wires, six volt battery pack,
> motor shield, hobby
> servo, ultrasonic sensor, and plastic bread board. You don’t need to buy
> the items listed above,
> but if you have them, bring them.
>
> WHAT IS GOING TO BE COVERED?
> The agenda for the class is:
>
>    1. Ensure the Arduino programming environment is properly setup.
>      -- downloading environment
>      -- checking driver
>      -- setting board and serial port
>      -- blink LED
>    2. Review of the Arduino programming environment.
>      -- parts of the environment
>      -- libraries and sample programs
>      -- adding a new library
>    3. How basic Arduino programs are organized
>      -- basic program structure
>      -- good practices
>      -- using the serial terminal to troubleshoot
>    4. Controlling a hobby servo.
>      -- how a hobby servo works
>      -- a simple hobby servo tester
>      -- hobby servo as motor (continuous rotation)
>    5. Simple IR proximity sensor (A/D demo)
>      -- how to make a simple sensor
>      -- using the sensor to detect obstacles
>    6. Using an ultrasonic sensor
>      -- how ultrasonic sensors work
>      -- common pitfalls
>    7. Adding a 16x2 LCD display using eBay I2C module
>      -- what is I2C?
>      -- why use I2C
>
>
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