Arduino for Programmers to be offered in October

You’ve all been waiting patiently for the chance to sign up, well here it is!  Just in time to make a last minute spooky Halloween project… Space is limited to 10 students. The course consists of four two and half hour sessions:

  • Wednesday October 20 /  7:30 pm  to 10 pm
  • Saturday October 23 / 1:30 pm  to 4 pm
  • Wednesday October 27 / 7:30 to 10 pm
  • Saturday October 30 / 1:30 to 4 pm

SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Arduino included!!

Price Based on Membership Level:

For those of you who have been wondering what the excitement’s been about, Arduino  is an Open Source Hardware micro-controller development platform that makes it easy to knock out software controlled electronics projects. This fast paced four session course will

  • give a tour of the Arduino environment
  • talk about some of the differences in developing for software vs developing for hardware
  • demonstrate how to participate in the Arduino community, including writing your own libraries
  • show how to make your own custom human interface devices to talk to software on your computer

You don’t have to have proficiency in any specific programming language to take this class but at least knowing how to use if statements and for loops in some language is strongly recommended.  Also you should have heard of electrons, but you don’t need to actually have made a circuit yourself since high school.

Materials included.

Class 1:
Environment Basics & Digital In / Out
(Light Shows and Trigger Switches)

Class 2:
Analog Sensors & Serial Communication
(Game Controller)

Class 3:
EEPROM & Memory
(Servo Motor “Learned” Dance)

Class 4:
Go Big or Go Home
(High Voltage Circuits)

Instructor: Carlyn Maw
Carlyn is a graduate of and was adjunct professor at NYU’s ITP program, one of the origins the Arduino concept, and has contributed to the core Arduino documentation. She has taught Arduino, microcontrollers, and electronics seminars at Machine Project in Los Angeles, ITP, and other institutions.

Please put any questions, hopes for topics to be covered in the comments of this post.


I make things that do stuff. The best, though, is teaching others to do the same. Founder of @crashspacela Alum of @ITP_NYU

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