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Welcome to Arduino

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A brief talk introducing the Arduino microcontroller to the Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club of Kenosha & Racine on August 15th, 2017.

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Welcome to Arduino

  1. 1. Welcome to Arduino Pete Prodoehl Milwaukee Makerspace
  2. 2. Hello! • Pete Prodoehl • Maker / Artist / Designer • Milwaukee Makerspace • Betty Brinn Children’s Museum • Maker Faire Milwaukee • UWM PCOMP • Technical Editor • Arduino for Beginners • Robot Builder
  3. 3. What is Arduino? Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
  4. 4. What Can They Do? • 3D Printers • CNC Machines • Drones • Robots • Automation • Toys • Exhibits • Physical Computing
  5. 5. What Can’t They Do? • No (desktop) operating system • No keyboard • No mouse • No high-resolution display • No software
  6. 6. The First Sketch
  7. 7. The First Sketch
  8. 8. The First Sketch
  9. 9. The First Sketch
  10. 10. Make Some Connections • Buttons • Switches • Potentiometers • Sensors • LEDs / Lights • DC Motors • Stepper Motors • Servo Motors
  11. 11. Make Some Connections
  12. 12. Projects (and Products)
  13. 13. Where to Buy • Adafruit // adafruit.com • SparkFun // sparkfun.com • Amazon // amazon.com • eBay // ebay.com • Seeed Studio // seeedstudio.com • Pololu // pololu.com • PJRC // pjrc.com
  14. 14. Where to Learn • Arduino // arduino.cc • Adafruit // learn.adafruit.com • SparkFun // learn.sparkfun.com • Instructables // instructables.com • YouTube // youtube.com • Books, user groups, makerspaces, etc…
  15. 15. Thanks See you at Maker Faire! Wisconsin Expo Center State Fair Park Sept 23 & 24, 2017

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