Introductory Arduino Workshop!

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Introductory Arduino Workshop!

-dustin younse-
Introductory Arduino Workshop

Monday, December 6th
UT-Austin, CMB Building
Studio 4E (not our usual meeting room)
http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/cmb.html

Our instructor, Brandon Wiley (http://blanu.net/) will be walking us
through Charlieplexing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlieplexing),
a method of addressing multiple LEDs while conserving I/O pins on a
microcontroller.  This will cover both hardware and software.  If you
do not have time to acquire the parts, feel free to use the DorkbotATX
mailing list and Facebook page to try and team up or borrow parts.  If
all goes well, we certainly plan on having more of these events in the
future, on a variety of Arduino-esque topics.

Here's the parts list:

Required
1. Arduino
2. LoLShield
        OR
    LEDs and breadboard
        OR
    LED Christmas lights, wire cutters, wire strippers, and breadboard
3. Resistors, ideally 270 Ohm, although other ratings can be made to
work (enough to match the number of LEDs you have)

Optional
1. Laptop with Arduino IDE installed and USB A-B cable - if you want
to mess around with the source code on your own

There is no soldering required for this class. We will just be
prototyping and learning the principles. The LolShield is the fastest
way to get started. You just plug it into the Arduino, download the
code, and you're ready to go. If you are more interested in the
software, get one of these. It's also $25, so if you are on a budget
or are more interested in the hardware side, just bring a bunch of
LEDs. I'd recommend at least 8. A single string of LED Christmas
lights should have all the LEDs you need, but you'll need a couple of
tools to get the prepare them for plugging into a breadboard.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

-dustin younse-
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