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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Workshops / Arduino Connect-a-Thon in Columbus, OH on 6.20.09 on: June 01, 2009, 08:08:55 pm
Hosted by the Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab in Columbus, Ohio

Location: Corkboard Columbus (116 E. Long Street, Columbus OH 43215)
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop level: Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Shawn Augustson
Cost: $25 ($15 for instruction, $10 for materials, + $35 if you want to keep your arduino)
Children under 18 accompanied by an adult: Free!

Arduino is a microcontroller platform broadly used in the fields of art and design. It is used in creating all kinds of interactive artifacts, art installations, and prototypes. It is also an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It is intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

This introductory, hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the basics of the Arduino. The projects will include:

* Make a blinky light
* Control your blinky light with a pushbutton
* Control your blinky light with a light sensor
* Control a servo (found in radio-controlled cars, puppets, and robots)
* Control a servo with a knob

No programming or electronics experience is necessary. Participants will need to bring a laptop; however, there will be two laptops available for those who do not have one. Please email us at info@thefusefactory.org to reserve a laptop. This workshop is suitable for youth and adults.
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