Arduino Workshop, Saturday, 21 February 2015, 8am-noon

Arduino UnoPlease join your AARC colleagues for an Introduction to the Arduino Single-Board Computer workshop on Saturday, 21 February 2015, from 8am until noon at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad (CARS) building at 828 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (the intersection of US-250 and McIntire Road, There is no charge to participate in this workshop, but registration is required, space is limited to 20 participants, and there are workshop materials that you will need to acquire in advance in order to get the most out of the workshop.

To register, please go to Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

To get the most out of this workshop, you will need:

  • (1) Laptop computer with at least one USB port (Windows, Mac OS, or Linux)
  • (1) Arduino Uno Board
  • (1) USB cable to connect the Arduino to your computer
  • (1) breadboard
  • (13) hook-up wires
  • (6) 220 ohm resistors
  • (1) 10k ohm resistor
  • (6) LEDs
  • (1) potentiometer
  • (1) momentary switch, button, or toggle switch

If you already have the components you need, great! If not, I highly recommend the Vilros Arduino Uno Ultimate Starter Kit + LCD Module, which contains a genuine Arduino Uno, the necessary components (and much more), and a very fine instruction manual that walks you through a number of projects.

If you can’t bring these materials to the workshop will we do our best to buddy you up with someone.

We’ll start with an overview of the Arduino Uno and its capabilities; install and familiarize ourselves with the Arduino software; then work through some example projects such as:

By the end of the morning you should feel comfortable enough to explore the more advanced possibilities on your own. Coffee and donuts will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

73, Mike KQ9P

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