Monday, December 6, 2010

Wednesday's workshop and thereafter

Wednesday's workshop will focus on analog interfaces and programming. If you want to try to get a head start, take a look at the analog examples included with the software.  Go to File>>Examples>>Analog>>{pick an example} and look through em. They should give you an idea of some of the things we'll discuss.

Unless I have a strike of genius between now and Wednesday, we'll be making Wheel of Fortune inspired spinner..  The faster you spin your potentiometer (odd looking plastic thing), the faster the LED wheel will spin.  If you bring a speaker to tear apart (old pairs of headphones work well), in addition to your breadboard, laptop, and Arduino if you've picked it up, you can add that fun clicking noise as it spins

The week we come back, we'll do workshops on hacking, digital devices (like computer keyboards), IEEE standards (this one is actually going to be a lot of fun), and a final one of project design.

The last workshop (project design) will lead us off into the project nights (more about those later).  I'm going to try to see if I can get some local engineers to help you out in this one and hopefully the project nights as well.

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