Monday, October 27, 2014

Workshop 3 Information - THIS WEDNESDAY!

Workshop 3 is coming up! It will be held THIS WEDNESDAY (Oct. 29th) at 7:00pm in Scott 231 (same room as workshop 2).

To adequately participate in this workshop, you will need:

  • Computer with the Arduino IDE installed
  • Arduino Uno
  • Breadboard
  • 3x LEDs
  • 3x 330 Ohm Resistors
  • 3x 470 Ohm Resistors
  • 1x 10k Ohm Resistor
  • TMP36 Temperature Sensor IC
  • Photocell (light dependent resistor)
Of course, these can all be found in your kits if you have one. This workshop will cover analog I/O and RGB LEDs!

As always, FREE PIZZA is provided. If you don't have a kit but want one, WE ARE STILL SELLING KITS! It is not too late!

Feel free to email us with questions:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Workshop 2 Make-up Video

The video for Workshop 2 is being exported and will be available for viewing shortly! I tried to over everything from the actual workshop, but as always, send us an email for any questions.

Check back on the Workshops tab for the link! Twitch streaming can be a nasty beast, but I am finally getting the hang of it. Thank you all for being patient as we learn along side you!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Workshop 2 is coming up THIS WEDNESDAY, October 22nd!

The workshop will be held at 7:00pm in Scott 231. As usual, FREE pizza is provided!

For this workshop, you will need your Arduino kit OR the following list of items:

  • Computer
  • Arduino
  • 3 LEDs (preferably red, yellow, and green)
  • 5 resistors, 3x 330 ohm and 2x 10k ohm
  • 2 Pushbuttons
  • Jumpers/wires (we will have some extra as well)
  • Breadboard (or mini breadboard)
This workshop will cover digital I/O as well as some basic electronics principles. Join us in Scott 231 or watch LIVE on our twitch channel:

If you missed the first workshop, YOU CAN STILL COME! These are meant to be well-rounded workshops for people of all skill levels.

If you don't have a kit or some of the hardware, come and buddy up with a partner!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Arduino Workshop 1!

Thank you to everyone who came to the first Arduno workshop tonight. Everyone was enthusiastic and eager to learn and that makes us excited for the future workshops and the competition!

The materials for the workshop are now posted on the Workshops page, under Arduino Workshop 1. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have!

Workshop #1 TODAY!

We could not be more excited to kick off the Open Design Competition workshops! Just a few reminders about the workshop:
  • Bring a laptop
  • Bring $35 CASH or CHECK if you ARE purchasing a kit
  • Bring an Arduino Uno and USB cable if you are NOT purchasing a kit
  • Bring your friends!
The workshop will be held TODAY (Wednesday) in Scott 101 at 7:00pm. It's the big lecture hall on the right as soon as you walk in through the main entrance.

Oh yeah, the CSU IEEE chapter has an email account! We encourage you to send any and all questions pertaining to the competitions or IEEE in general to this account:

Some more updates we have been cooking up: we now have both a Twitch and YouTube account! This will allow us to stream the workshops LIVE for anyone to watch anywhere! Afterwards, the recording will be posted on YouTube for reference anytime! Rest assured we most certainly WILL be monitoring the chat during the workshop if anyone watching off-site has questions or comments. Of course, mind the 30ish second delay.

The link to our Twitch channel is:

The link to our YouTube channel is:

Monday, October 6, 2014

First Open Design Competition workshop!

The first workshop of the Fall is upon us! Here are the details: 

When: Wednesday, October 15, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Scott Bioengineering, Room 101

This first workshop will be an introduction to Arduino and to some basic electronics concepts. It is considered a beginner level workshop. 

If you are interested in learning about electronics and Arduino, please attend! Please also encourage anyone who might have such interests to come as well - the more the merrier, of course, and we would love to teach everyone we can! 

Additionally, if you purchased a kit, and have not yet picked it up, please bring $35 (cash or check) to the workshop so we can get you squared away. 

We hope to see you all soon!