Hello folks! The first workshop will be Tuesday the 15th around 7pm (this might change as folks see fit). This will also be the day that you need to pick up your kit. Currently, we can accept cash or a check for $35 written to All Things Geek. You will also need to bring a laptop or borrow one from the library. We will announce a time and a room sometime in the next week or so, so please check back often. If you aren't able to come due to a test or other obligation, please send me an email, it is listed at the end of this post.
YOU NEED TO INSTALL THE ARDUINO SOFTWARE BEFORE YOU COME TO THE WORKSHOP. You can find the software here: arduino.cc. This will make everything run much more smoothly if you do.
The first workshop will focus on getting you up and running with your Arduino and get you guys an introduction to programming. The plan at the moment is to get you guys programming a basic calculator, and if we have time, we might make a quick electronic game (think Chuck-E-Cheese-esk arcade game). You will learn the fundamentals of programming, using libraries, and several of the important programming features and nuances of the Arduino microcontroller platform. All of the information that we talk about in the workshop will also be put on Instructables.com along with any code we use and some cheat sheets.