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.
Sign up here:Â https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arduino-101-workshop-tickets-18895685504
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 🙂
Happening on Wednesday, July 15 at 7 PM, Mackenzie Ridley will be teaching how to turn a push-button light switch on with a dimmer using ArduBlock.
ArduBlock is a basic building blocks software that allows you to build your Arduino code visually. No previous coding experience required!
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arduino-basics-tickets-17624865447
Tanner Reid is back in town, and he'll be doing another Autodesk Fusion 360 workshop. If you're interested in learning about this awesome FREE tool for 3D design, stop by before next Tuesday's meeting, around 6pm, and learn how to use it!
RSVP at Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/LVL1Hackerspace/events/223141933/
And download the tool before the workshop here: http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview
If you have any question about Fusion or this workshop,Â ask it on our public Google group!
Winter is over and Spring is here! Why not get in theÂ spiritÂ of the season by helpingÂ improveÂ your local hackerspace while learning new skills? That's exactly what Mend It Monday is for!
Mend It Monday is a new biweekly meetup group focused on fixing and improving things around LVL1.
We've made great progress so far including:
- Construction of Â 21 linear feet of new wood shop workbenches
- Concrete removal using the air compressor andÂ pneumatic hammer chisel
- Construction of two newÂ ESD safe electronics workbenches
- Fixing the Lulzbot TAZ 3D printer
- Installation of power drops in the wood shop
And we still have more to do! Â Mend It Monday is a great opportunity to learn how to use the tools at LVL1 for your own benefit while also helping maintain the space. Ever wanted to learn how to use the 3D printers? Help us fix them from the inside out! Did you wantÂ to learn how to use the laser cutter? Give us 5 minutes to help clean the mirrors and we'll show you! What about the vinyl cutter? Help us make some posters for the space!
Mend It Monday meets every other Monday opposite of SoundBuilders Â (e.g 4/20/2015, 5/4/2015, etc...) starting at 7 PM. Head over to the LVL1 wiki and check the latest Meeting MinutesÂ for the next Mend It Monday date and while you're at it, check out the Mend It Monday wiki page for the latest task list.