Instructor: Josh KopelTBD
Members Price: $295
Non Members Price: $345
This class has filled. Please check back for future listings. This class delivers an introduction to interactivity through the popular open source physical computing platform called Arduino (www.arduino.cc), and will teach you how to use it to interact with the physical world. You will connect a variety of sensors (light, temperature, sound, etc.) to the Arduino and use them to control a motor, LEDs, and other mechanical devices. You will also learn the basics of programming the Arduino to carry out your commands, and we will cover some low-cost, easy to use techniques for experimenting with electronics. No prior knowledge of electronics or programming is necessary. As part of the class cost you will receive a power supply and a great selection of components for experimenting picked to match the project we will tackle. You must provide your own Arduino board or Arduino clone. Suitable boards are available from a wide variety of sources, including: adafruit.com, sparkfun.com and nkcelectronics.com . You can check out a list of resources instructor Josh Kopel put together for the class here.
Josh Kopel has been hacking electronics since he first discovered BYTE magazine in the early 1980's In between then and now he acquired degrees in sculpture and metalsmithing, and built a career developing web sites and flash applications. He is a recent arrival in Seattle having spent 20 years living in Philadelphia where he helped found a hacker space (thehacktory.org), and co-organized the monthly MakePhilly meetings. An expert and dedicated accumulator, he has turned to building Arduino projects as a way to try and make good use of the vast quantities of junk he has collected.