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Learn to make interactive work with Arduino

Capture peoples attention effectively using interactive electronics. Learn to make your own custom interactive installs
Instructor:
John Missikos
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Understand what Arduino is about, by doing!
Quickly understand the building blocks to make your own projects
Create an interactive proximity warning device, useful for parking your car and learning core concepts in a project based approach

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!

-John

Introduction

1
What can the Arduino do

Identify what projects you can make with an Arduino

Lay of the Land

1
Arduino anatomy
  • Identify what makes up an Arduino
  • Understand the different Arduinos available
2
Identify the parts of the Arduino
3
Shopping List

A quick list of the parts we will be using later

Installing the Software

1
Connecting it to a Computer
  • Install the software and ready to go!
2
Install on Windows

Here we learn how to install the Arduino software on Windows

http://arduino.cc/

3
Install on Mac

Here we learn how to install the Arduino software on Mac

http://arduino.cc/

Code Introduction

1
My first upload

Get started with the Arduino programming environment

2
Intro to Code - Flashing a LED
  • Understand the programming environment
  • You will be able to identify main features in code

Electronics

1
Breadboards and Jumper Wires, a practical intro

Practically understand the wiring of an external LED

2
Components to diagrams

Understand the concepts of components and how they are represented in diagrams (schematics)

3
Inputs, Outputs, Analog and Digital

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)

1
Create sound with a buzzer
  • Add sound to your project
2
Coloured Lighting!

Reading inputs (Sensors)

1
Intro to inputs with a button example
  • Understand inputs and how a button can be used
2
Ultrasonic sensors and the Serial Monitor

Your Project - Bringing it together

1
Break down a project
  • Understand how to break a project down on paper
2
Build it back up
  • Combine your distance sensor and light to make a useful project

Conclusion

1
Fin
  • Thank you and good night

Further

1
Reading Resistors

With this lecture you will be able to read resistors by their colour

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