Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Workshop 2

Hi folks,

Workshop 2 will be in Clark A201 starting at 7pm tonight (Wednesday November, 28).  Make sure you bring a fully charged laptop and your kit.

We will have breadboards for sale and will be handing out the servos that are a part of your kit.  If you haven't picked up your kit yet, we will have that available for you.

The mini-project for this workshop is the Pirate Security System.  We will go over analog to digital voltage converters, voltage division, and serial connections as well as the serial monitor.

We will also talk about the first Mini Design Competition (MiniDC) that takes place over Winter Break.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

First Workshop

The first workshop will be Wednesday, November 14th at 7pm in Engr 100.

Please bring a fully charged laptop if you have one.  You will need to install the software and drivers found here:

The agenda for the workshop:
  • General business
  • Get everyone their kits
  • Talk about the Arduino and its capabilities
  • Go over current limiting and diode circuits
  • Go over noiseless button circuits
  • Go over Arduino programming basics
  • Make our first mini project!!!!
It will take approximately an hour and a half, so get there a few minutes early so we can start on time.  If you have a test, class, or other conflict, we will be recording the workshop and putting it online on our resources page under the "Workshops!" tab.  You can find the resources page by clicking on the link on the left hand banner.

The next workshop will be Wednesday, November 28th at 7pm.  The room is TBA.

See you there!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Kits and Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register AND order a kit is Friday, November 9th at 10pm Mountain Time.

You will need a kit for the competition. If you have not paid for a kit before the deadline, you will not get one and will have to buy all of the parts yourself (see the link in the update below).  As we are selling the kits at less than it costs to purchase them, it will be more expensive to buy everything yourself.  The kits through us are $35 and can be ordered via Etsy below.

Link to register:

Link to order kit:

UPDATE:  For people that will be registering late and want to take advantage of the workshops or want an extra kit, you will need to order the parts included in this link