Good news everyone!
Following the success of our recent free ‘Introduction to the Arduino’ classes, we are happy to announce the beginning of a regular drop-in night for people interested in the Arduino micro-controller system.
It will, hopefully, be a great opportunity for beginners to learn the basics but also allow other more experienced users to continue learning and working with a group of like-minds.
Every second Monday (from 7 to 9pm), we will be in the space to throw around ideas, build projects and lend a hand with anyone stuck on a circuit or project. The first night will be run on the 10th of October. (Check the space calendar for further dates). It will be free to attend these nights whether you are a member or not, but donations are always welcome to help keep the internet flowing and the rain off our heads.
We recommend that absolute beginners purchase an ARDX beginners kit (or something with similar components) as it is designed to give you a well-rounded base of knowledge to start working on your own projects.
Don’t worry if it looks daunting at first, we’ll be in the space to give you direction of you need it.
If you don’t know whether you want to invest in an Arduino or a starter kit just yet, you can still come along and see what they are capable. We may even have a spare that you can build your first circuit on.
… And Enthusiasts
For those of you who already have some experience with the Arduino, this will be a good way to meet people to work on larger collective projects or just get help with something you’re stuck on.
Basically, it’s an open and informal way to start or continue learning how to create interesting, electronic, programmable art!
- Dates: Every second Monday. (See our events calendar for specific dates)
- Time: 7-9pm
- Venue: 091labs, 47 Eyre Square, 1st floor, (above Kennedy’s pub)
- Requirements: None (but we strongly recommend that you have an Arduino and some sort of starter kit with you if you really want to get involved. This is our favourite )
Hope to see you there,
and just in case….
What is an Arduino?
It’s a very cool little piece of hardware that allows even complete beginners to start making inventive and intelligent electronics projects. It is a great, enjoyable way to learn programming and electronics and has become very popular with tinkerers, artists, and hackers alike and you can see many interesting projects and tutorials online. Simply search ‘Arduino’ on youtube, hackaday, makezine, or instructables and you’ll see what we mean.