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Chicago Girls In Computing Arduino Workshop

  1. 1. Arduino Workshop Chris Agocs 2014-06-21 Chicago Girls in Computing & Southside Hackerspace Chicago
  2. 2. Administrative stuff • Food: eat it • Bathroom: turn left, go down the hall, turn left • If you need anything, let us know.
  3. 3. Shoutouts
  4. 4. Who am I? • Software Engineer • Motorcyclist • Kitchen Experimenter
  5. 5. Basic Circuits
  6. 6. Digital Circuits • Abstraction • High / Low
  7. 7. Microcontroller • It’s a computer, but… – Small – Simple • Applications
  8. 8. Von Neumann Architecture Processor Memory I/O Device I/O Device I/O Device Instructions Data Data Data Data
  9. 9. Arduino Nano Processor Memory I/O Device I/O Device I/O Device
  10. 10. So what • Let’s build something
  11. 11. Picture of the basic nightlight in action
  12. 12. Arduino Nano Yes, I just re-used this slide
  13. 13. Light Emitting Diode Long end Anode Positive Short end Cathode Ground Light comes out here
  14. 14. Light Emitting Diode
  15. 15. LED Manufacturing https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-leds-are-made/all
  16. 16. Resistor Not directional Color codes
  17. 17. How to read a Resistor
  18. 18. Photoresistor Not directional More light = less resistance
  19. 19. Pulldown Resistor
  20. 20. Picture of the basic nightlight in action
  21. 21. Then what? • Ideate • Implement • Iterate
  22. 22. Wifi Info • sshc • password1!
  23. 23. Arduino IDE setup • arduino.cc/en/Main/Software – Scroll down a bit – Pick your OS – Download & Install • ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm – Scroll down – Pick your OS – Download & Install
  24. 24. Arduino IDE setup • Tools > Board > Arduino Nano w/ ATMega328 • Tools > Serial Port > Pick one that makes sense • Open a sketch and try to send it
  25. 25. Board assembly
  26. 26. Code • Switch over to IDE
  27. 27. Have some fun • Other LEDs available • Ask questions!
  28. 28. Resources • Ask us stuff: – Chris: chris@agocs.org – Mason: masond@gmail.com • Parts and Tutorials – Adafruit.com

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