Useful Links and Resources for Arduino!
Compiled by instructor Josh Kopel, the following is a list of helpful links, resources, and information for various aspects of working with Arduino.
1. Links to sites I find useful in learning code, hardware interface methods, and other Arduino specific information:
* http://arduino.cc – This is the official Arduino site, and has an enormous amount of content. In particular be sure to browse the “playground” which is a wiki of well organized tutorials, and check out the very active forums.
* http://www.freeduino.org – The World Famous Index of Arduino & Freeduino Knowledge. A huge and growing list of links to other sites, blogs, and project details.
* http://forums.ladyada.net/ – Lady Ada (aka Limor Fried) makes various shields for the Arduino, and her support forums are full of useful tips.
2. Links to sites with good general information on microcontrollers and electronics.
* http://www.avrfreaks.net/ – the mother load of information on AVR programming and interfacing (manufacturer of the chip(s) used in Arduinos). Often very complex, and “hard core” but worth looking at.
http://www.discovercircuits.com/index.htm – hobbyist electronics circuits. Lots of them.
* http://www.electronics-lab.com/index.html – great general electronics forums and community
* http://www.tpub.com/neets/ – Electronics tutorials designed for use by Navy technicians. Basic and complex at the same time. Our tax dollars at work.
3. If you are interested in recycle/reuse then you will need datasheets, pinouts, etc.
4. soldering and construction resources
* http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/01/soldering_tutor_1.html – nice video from MakeZine
* http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/Tutorials/SolderingAPerfBoard – constructing prototype circuits using “perfboard”
* http://www.curiousinventor.com/guides/Surface_Mount_Soldering – for when you are ready to try SM parts
5. Places to buy stuff (I have personally shopped at all of these, there are of course many, many, more)
Arduinos, Shields, prototyping, and other stuff
New parts distributors
Slides are now online
These are from the Intro to Arduino class, but they include most of the motor control information as well. If you took the motor controller class and think they are missing anything, let me know and I will try to post those as well.
Open Hackday for Arduino enthusiasts!
Save the date…
May 30th at 911 Media Arts Center
OpenHackday 2pm – 5pm
Bring your projects, bring your tools, and share your knowledge.
This will not be a class, and there will be no formal leader, but you will be sure to learn something and have a good time.
If you want to get information and join the discussion I have started a google group here: http://groups.google.com/group/seattle-open-hackday
Other interesting events:
This Spring and Summer look to be full of great events and gatherings.
Join in and help grow the Seattle community.
Frayed Wire is a one day event bringing together people at the intersection of art and technology. If you are actively involved in digital, electronic, new media, computer generated, or interactive arts – or you want to be – this event is for you!
Saturday July, 11th
9:00am – 6:00pm day camp atYoungstown Cultural Arts Center
7:00pm – 12:00pm evening reception at 911 Media Arts Center
Dorkbot – Seattle in association with 911 Media arts Center presents:
People Doing Strange Things With Electricty IV
June 26 – July 24 2009, at 911 Media Arts.
(Opening reception June 26th)