Learn to make interactive work with Arduino
I take you from woe to go! Get started with electronics and making interactive media quickly. In this course I show you how to get up and running on the Arduino platform so you can make your own projects to interact with the world.
Colourful lights? TICK!
Potential robot overlords? BETTER BELIEVE IT!
Automate garden watering? IF THE OVERLORDS SAY SO!
Learn the basics and move up the ladder quickly exploring the exciting and useful world of electronics with this course. You will learn the components and how to break down components so you can be self sufficient.
This course is for people that are interested in interactive media and people that want to learn the basis for electronics. We quickly move onto projects allowing you to put the skills you have learnt to the test.
Remember, I am always here to help you though your project and answer questions along the way!
So lets get started!
Identify what projects you can make with an Arduino
Lay of the Land
- Identify what makes up an Arduino
- Understand the different Arduinos available
A quick list of the parts we will be using later
Installing the Software
- Install the software and ready to go!
Here we learn how to install the Arduino software on Windows
Here we learn how to install the Arduino software on Mac
Get started with the Arduino programming environment
- Understand the programming environment
- You will be able to identify main features in code
Practically understand the wiring of an external LED
Understand the concepts of components and how they are represented in diagrams (schematics)
Learn how computers see the world, and how you can talk in their language 01001000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100000 01110011 01101101 01100001 01110010 01110100 01101001 01100101
Controlling an Output (Actuators)
- Add sound to your project
Reading inputs (Sensors)
- Understand inputs and how a button can be used
Your Project - Bringing it together
- Understand how to break a project down on paper
- Combine your distance sensor and light to make a useful project
- Thank you and good night
With this lecture you will be able to read resistors by their colour