This is your friendly introductory class to soldering and micro-controllers. You don't have to have any experience in soldering or in Arduinos!
In this three-hour class we will:
Solder together a Freeduino board (an Arduino Duemilanove-compatible board)
Learn how to program it using the Arduino environment
Wire up a circuit and load up code to read sensors and make an LED blink
When you leave, you'll have a micro-controller, a mini-USB cable, a power supply and a few programs to play with.
Please be ready to start at 11am. We find that you will need this time to get through the whole class. Our classes tend to sell out about a week in advance so if you're interested, you may want to sign up early.
Please bring a laptop with the Arduino environment and FTDI drivers preinstalled on it. It's available at http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software