Creating Interactive Devices with the Arduino - Beginner Course
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What is an Arduino?
An electronic rapid prototyping platform, on a circuit board,
used by designers, artists and anyone interested in creating
interactive objects or environments.
Why use an arduino?
* Affordable, versatile and easy to use hardware – Multiple inputs, outputs and programmable chip all on one board
* Easy to learn chip programming interface
* Once programmed runs remotely without connection to a computer
* Popular open source platform provides extensive free learning and development resources
* Suitable for a wide range of applications from simple sensors to unmanned aerial vehicles
Who is this course for?
This is a beginners course for artists, engineers, creatives and anyone with an interest in working beyond the limits ot traditional computing and building something that will interact with its environment.
What will be covered?
The course will show you how to connect the arduino to your computer, then how to build a sensing circuit and then how to programme your arduino to do something. It's delivered in easily digestible chunks and you don't need to be an expert to follow it.
What will I get out of it?
You will learn all about Physical Computing and the Arduino platform – how to work with it and the kinds of projects you can build – as well as the basic electronics and computer programming skills that will allow you to get the most out of it.
In addition (Included in the price!), you’ll get to take home:
* An Arduino Uno circuit board
* An ethernet shield to interact over the internet
* A breadboard for prototyping electronic circuits
* Some electronic components to make your first projects
* A printed course book explaining about arduinos, circuits, programming and other cool stuff
* A USB stick with all the training materials on it
* ...and some great tuition!
Do I need to have advanced computing or electronics skills beforehand?
The one day course has a mixture of theory and practical hands-on exercises. The course is led by experienced Arduino programmers and application builders.
How has it been used?
The Arduino has been used to build interactivity into displays, artworks and installations such as:
* BakerTweet by Poke Internet of Things
* Piano Staircase by VolkswagenAmbient Marketing
* HBO Snow Globe by SosoLimited Interactive Window Displays
* Blanki on Arduinome - cool music sequencer
Show me examples of what I could make!
Drum machine made with an arduino
Bubblino reads twitter and when a tweet about it is posted it blows bubbles!
The Fabulous Fab Lab floor Piano.