Greater Louisville & LVL1 community members — our membership has a challenge for you.
LVL1 is taking part in the 2016 Give Local Louisville 24-hour fundraiser. We’re just 1 of over 600 nonprofits in Greater Louisville to take part in this event.
We’ll update this post by Thursday, September 15 with the giving challenges & progress.
(Yours won’t look quite like this…)
What better way is there to start your journey into electronics than to solder your own Arduino?
This workshop will teach you how to identify and solder through-hole components, a very helpful skill, especially when working with Arduino shields.
You do not need to bring anything other than yourself! Solder, soldering irons, components, etc. are all provided by LVL1. Plus, you get to keep the Arduino you soldered together!
Not sure what an Arduino can do? Check out our Arduino 101 Workshop on September 17th.
Learn the basics of Arduino and how to leverage this embedded platform for your next electronics project. We’ll cover how to control LEDs, motors, and communicate with a variety of sensors using the Arduino IDE. We’ll also cover general electronics topics including voltage and current and basic components like resistors and capacitors. We’ll provide the Arduino and other electrical components, but you cannot take them home with you. If you want a set, I’ll make recommendations at the workshop.
What you need to do before the workshop:
1. Load your laptop with the latest Arduino IDE installed (https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software) and bring it with you
2. Brush up on C or other programming languages, just enough to be familiar with the big ideas (e.g. variables, loops, if-statements).
3. Get excited, you’re about to learn some really awesome stuff 🙂