Nov 1st 2012

Beginners’ Guide to Arduino and Physical Computing syllabus

10:00 − 10:30

The history of Physical Computing

What the term means and some interesting work done with it

10:30 − 11:00

How to set up and use an Arduino (for Mac, Linux and Windows machines).

Making sure they can see each other, and how to send code to it.

11:00 − 11:15

Break

11:15 − 12:15

Basic Components : The types of component and what they’re used for.

12:15 − 13:15

A light buffet lunch will be served

13:15 − 13:45

How Electricity Behaves

Circuits, capacitors, resistors, switches, diodes, capacitors, and breadboards

13:45 - 14:45

Input and Output – controlling LEDs, reading sensors

Building our first circuit to flash lights using a potentiometer, and programming it

14:45 - 15:45

Talking to the computer – interacting with Processing through your Arduino

Visualising the potentiometer feedback using Processing and serial communications

15:45 − 16:00

Break

16:00 − 17:00

Talking to the computer – building a simple synthesizer

Expanding our circuit to make a simple synth using a photoresistor and potentiometer

17:00 − 17:30

Arduino expansions – what can you do next for £50

Other boards and what they allow, other types of arduino

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