Have you ever wondered exactly how your Arduino works? Would you like to build an Arduino clone from scratch? Are you already using other microcontrollers, but would like to get into using the Atmegas? If so, you should come to a workshop I (Josh) will be running at Noisebridge on Sunday, July 31st, 2011 (11AM).
We’ll assemble the Breaduino kit (the original all-breadboard Arduino clone), and talk a bit about how all the pieces work together. The Breaduino all-breadboard Arduino clone is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a kit that contains the key parts on an Arduino board, and a solderless breadboard to connect everything together. I’ll walk everyone through building it, making sure that even people with no hardware experience can follow along. In under two hours, you’ll have a working Arduino clone that you built yourself, from scratch, even if you’ve never used a breadboard before.
The Breaduino is a great kit for anyone who’s worked with the Arduino, and it’s perfect for anyone who’s been working with discrete microcontrollers for a while. This workshop may be a little slow due to helping new folks along, but I’ll make sure to touch on the gotchas of using Atmegas without an Arduino board.
This workshop has very limited availability: I only have so many breadboards on hand, so I honestly can’t accept more than a dozen people for this first session. To make sure you get a spot, please pay in advance via PayPal. Here’s a handy button:
What: Workshop to build an Arduino clone from scratch
When: Sunday, July 31st, 11 AM
How much: $30 ($10 + $20 materials)
Where: Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St (at 18th)
Please register in advance! There really are only a dozen seats available, and, even though it’s early Sunday morning, these workshops always fill up! I can’t wait to see you there, and help you better understand the Arduino platform!
What’s Noisebridge? Noisebridge is San Francisco’s hackerspace, an open environment for exploring digital art, Maker-ing, and similar sorts of creative pursuits. It’s at 2169 Mission Street, roughly at 18th St. The nearest BART stop is 16th St Mission. Parking may be a little tricky if the weather is nice, but it shouldn’t be too bad (also: the meters in SF are free on Sunday, and residential parking doesn’t have a 1 hour limit).