hack.rva held a class on the Arduino microcontroller on Saturday, February 27th. Almost 30 people came, and lots of learning occurred. Designed for complete beginners to programming and circuit construction, participants learned about wiring the Arduino, the basics of an Arduino sketch, digital input/outputs, Analog inputs/ outputs(PWM), conditional statements, functions, and much more. It was a jam packed 4 hour class, and one that we hope to do again soon.
Course materials are provided on the class page, found here, and are provided under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. Go nuts on them!
Also in the works is a more advanced class where we’ll teach servo control, taking input from sensors, DC motors and more, so be on the lookout. If you have any suggestions for the class, send us an e-mail or facebook message.
The powerpoint used for the class can be found here: Class Powerpoint