HackerSpaceBrussels (HSB) is organising a series of workshops around the Arduino, an open source hardware platform.
What is Arduino?
The Arduino is a small board with an 8-bit microcontroller which can be easily programmed. It can operate connected to your computer or in stand-alone mode.
What can I do with it?
Some examples of applications:
- Switch on and off the lights in your hackroom with cron job
- Switch on and off your computer from a website
- Make a LED blink when you have new mail
- make a glowing and pulsating red heart for your significant other
- Mind-altering christmas lights
- Tue 03 Mar@19:30: Introduction: buy an arduino, first steps
- Tue 10 Mar@19:30: First lessons: blinking leds, examples of C code
- Tue 17 Mar@19:30: Serial communications & binary data mayhem
- Sat+Sun 20+21 Mar: Mididuino workshop: arduino to do midi communication(think sound/rythms) with Wesen
- Tue 24 Mar@19:30: free for experimenting
- Tue 31 Mar@19:30: there will be a talk&tryout on servomotors (if somebody finds L497&L298 IC's/ or an ULN2004, we can tryout steppers too ) / also a talk on 'state machines' and how you can code them / free for experimenting
Tue 03 Mar
- get your arduino
- get it connected to you pc : there's a nice overview here
- install the Arduino software. Again good info at | ladyada's
- ow and drop some bucks into our money vault
Sat-Sun 07-08 Mar
- our friends (anyone named ellentriek is my friend ;-) organize a weekend full of wires, leds, soldering irons at the Compilotheque; we'll join in so come over with your project(-idea) or questions…
Tue 10 Mar
- arduino's 'hello world' : blinking a LED (checking out the example sketches available in the Arduino software) ladyada lesson 2
- contact! wirez, resistors, and all that jazz : ladyada lesson 3
Tue 17 Mar
- gibberish chatter : serial communication lesson 4
- inputs floating around: connecting a pushbutton lesson 5
Sat-Sun 21-22 Mar
- mididuino mayhem: a look into the workings of midi, and how to get it all connected
Tue 24 Mar
- come up with a nice project
Tue 31 Mar
- there will be a talk&tryout on servomotors (if somebody finds L297&L298 IC's/ or an ULN2004, we can tryout steppers too ) and also a talk on 'state machines' and how you can code them. The session will also be free for experimenting.
- If you don't know anything about electronics: we'll get you started. We'll explain how the components work and what you can do with it. We'll show you how to connect them without soldering.
- If your not a programmer, that's fine. The code to run these things is pretty basic, and a little brain combined with the awesome power of copy/paste will find it's way in this.
- If you're an accountant, no prob. If you're eager to learn you will be able to manage this.
For Advanced users
- Those of you who like to take it to another (volume-)level are invited to the two-day workshop on the weekend of 21/22 april.
- Wesen, the developer of the miduino will be with us to show his stuff.
- Think: beats and bleeps modified by an remixed arduino.
We ask a little fee for the whole package of sessions: 10EUR (sessions + workshop) in order to pay Wesen's train tickets & cover some material and infrastructure.
av. princesse elisabeth 46
- Car sharing: from Ghent, email eb.citanaf|oniudra#eb.citanaf|oniudra
Space is limited, so we ask you to register in advance by:
- send an email to eb.citanaf|oniudra#eb.citanaf|oniudra AND
- register on Doodle
- Bring your laptop/computer
- Bring your arduino
You can buy an Arduino at the 3rd of March meeting for around 25EUR. Pre-order one by sending your name and quantity to eb.citanaf|oniudra#eb.citanaf|oniudra. Apparently a belgian distributor has risen up really recently (feb 2009) they are coming over 3rd of March to void*pointer.