David Hinkle, QC Co-Lab President and self-proclaimed “pretty good programmer” is hosting an Arduino programming class with a focus on robotics automation. This class will start on Saturday, May 25th, 2013, and span 4 sessions held weekly from 2 to 4pm. Each session has a suggested donation of $10, payable either online at our donations page, or at the QC Co-Lab. According to Dave, the topics the class will cover over the 4 weeks:
- Basic digital electronics. What is Volts, Current, and Resistance What are pullup and pulldown resistors. Ohms Law. Various forms of pulse width modulation.
- Basic programming. Variables, functions, using libraries. Making stuff do stuff.
- Basic hardware control. Servo’s, steppers, electronic speed controls, LED’s, interfacing with off the shelf RC electronics.
- User requested content.
The user requested content can range to anything related to Arduinos, robotics, and micro-controller computing. Feel free to contact David before the class at [email protected] with your suggestions.
You will want to have an Arduino Uno or compatible development platform for this class. A limited amount of Arduino Unos are available at the QC Co-Lab for $35, and can be purchased before any session as supply remains.
Update: The suggested donation amount was amended to $10 per class as per the original suggestion made by Dave. We apologize for the misinformation.