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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Workshops / Re: forming an arduino group in vermont, anybody? on: February 12, 2009, 07:18:29 am
Hi Seano,
I run a hackerspace down in Boston and we have an Arduino Users group meeting once a month. The next one is scheduled for Feb. 19th at 7pm. We also have open hack sessions on the first Friday of every month if you want to hang out and build things with others.

We also have a large fabrication shop with metalworking and woodworking tools for when you are ready to make the things that your Arduino controls.

The Arduino users group and the open hack are free and you can drop in.

We're located at 197a Elm Street in Somerville, MA (just outside of Boston and on the red line).  Check us out at Willoughby and Baltic, www.willoughbybaltic.com.

-Meredith
2  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Workshops / Boston Arduino Bootcamp, May 18th and 25th on: April 21, 2009, 09:53:19 am
Boston Arduino Bootcamp
May 18th and 25th with optional lab on May 21st.
6:30-9:30pm
$179 plus $100 material fee.

Willoughby and Baltic
195g Elm Street
Davis Square, MA 02144

Arduino Bootcamp is a hands-on workshop that teaches you the fundamentals of interactive electronics using the Arduino platform. This workshop is designed to get you building electronic projects quickly!

Using the popular Arduino Microcontroller, you'll learn how to develop interactivity using light, sounds, sensors, motors and other tools such as conductive paint and conductive thread.

To register, visit: http://arduinobootcamp1.eventbrite.com/
3  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Workshops / Boston Arduino Users Group meets Thursday 3/19 @7p on: March 16, 2009, 04:06:25 pm
The Boston Arduino Users Group meeeting will meet on Thursday, 3/19 at Willoughby and Baltic in Somerville, MA. This meeting is free and open to the public. If you'd like to bring some beer, no one would complain.

This month, Rob O'Neil leads the group in an informal discussion about sensors. Not just sensors for your beer, all sorts of sensors. So bring some cool sensors or just hang out an join the conversation. We also wouldn't complain if you brought your latest project in working or non-working condition.

We'll be meeting upstairs in the hackerspace because Meredith got lazy and didn't finish painting the floor of the community space.

Details:
Boston Arduino Users Group
197a Elm Street
Somerville, MA
(get off at the Davis Square T stop and head down elm toward porter).

March 19th at 7pm.
4  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Workshops / Robotics for Artists-Boston, Starts March 2nd on: February 23, 2009, 08:16:13 pm
4 Monday evenings starting March 2nd, 7:00-9:30pm
At the original W&B, 195g Elm Street
Cost: $200 plus $79 materials fee (yours to keep)
Instructor: Meredith Garniss

Want to make art pieces that are interactive? Ready to take your kinetic works to the next level? Or just want to learn the basics of robotics?

Using the Arduino microcontroller, you will learn the parts of a robot, and how to put a moving and interactive creation together. We will identify the input options, power, programming and actuators of your creation. You'll learn the anatomy of a program, and how to get it to your robot. We will progress to the use of a breadboard and soldering to expand the capabilities of our machine. We'll also cover a brief review of basic mechanical movements.

This class assumes no prior knowledge of robotics or programming. However, you should know how to use a computer. And if you have a windows or mac laptop, bring it to the class so you won't need to wait for one of our shared computers.

You'll be able to keep your robot, and reuse your microcontroller for future projects. You'll also find out where to buy parts, and what the other options are on the market for “robot parts”.

You will receive (and get to keep):

* One Arduino Diecimilia Microcontroler Board
* USB cable
* Battery and Battery Connector
* Full-sized Breadboard
* Jump Wires
* Toggle Switch
* Potentiometer
* Piezo Sensor
* DC Motor
* Servo Motor
* Stepper Motor
* Many LEDs
* TIP120 Transistor
* Resistors and Diodes
* Small Toy to Modify
…and more!

For more information visit: http://willoughbybaltic.com/labs/?p=142
5  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Workshops / Flash and Physical Computing/Boston-March 7th 10-4 on: February 14, 2009, 03:59:59 pm
Date: Saturday, March 7th
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: $125 or $155 with Arduino Diecimilia
Location: Willoughby and Baltic: 197a Elm Street, Davis Square

Learn to use the Arduino board to create physical interactions with your Flash applications. This class will teach you how to use buttons, potentiometers, flex sensors, cameras, leds and more to create a real world interaction with your actionscripts within Adobe Flash. We'll understand ways to communicate via serial data and explore the Arduino Firmata.

If you do not already own an Arduino board to work with, please register with the Arduino board option, and one will be available for you to use and take home with you.  Some Flash knowledge is recommended.

There will be a one hour break for lunch during this workshop.

Sign up at http://willoughbybaltic.com/labs/?p=131
6  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Workshops / Boston Arduino Happenings on: January 01, 2009, 12:52:29 pm
Just wanted to drop a note about some Arduino happenings starting back up in the Boston area.

Check out the following events:

Boston Arduino Users Group- Free January 15th at 7:00 in the Willoughby and Baltic Hackerspace at 197a Elm Street, Davis Square

Beginning Arduino classes starting January 26th

Arduino with Flash workshop -March 7th

see the schedule at willoughbybaltic dot com website.



We're always looking for people doing interesting Arduino things as guest speakers, so contact me if you have something to show.

Happy Hacking,
Meredith
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