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millis

Hello,

I will be starting an Arduino project on Wednesday!  My Arduino Uno and kit will be arriving Tuesday and I'm going to introduce my students to electronics with these items.

Hopefully, they will generate the money necessary (or ask their parents) to get their own kits and on the week following, we'll have a bunch of students engaged in this process.

My experience has been some fumbling around with the basic Stamp and a little bit with the Propeller.  This will be my first experience using the Arduino and I'm very excited about this endeavor.

I'll keep everyone posted,

Thanks!

millis
I wouldn't touch that if I was you.

retrolefty


Good luck. And be sure to tell the students about this forum for help if they get stuck at home with something. However be sure to tell them we won't do their homework assignments.  ;)

Lefty

terryking228

Hi, I am working with a few schools and Universities with kits etc..

I have some how-to that you and your students might find useful:

http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/

and for getting off the ground: http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/GettingStarted-Software

One approach to making it easy to quickly and reliably connect sensors and outputs to Arduino is shown here:
http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/BrickStarterSet

These kits are expensive to ship because of the size of the box.  We supply the contents-only to some schools at a lower price. Please email to inquire about this and an Educational discount. terry@yourduino.com

We also have some low-cost Arduino boards that are open source copies, and breadboard+components kits for schools that are not shown on our site.

I hope to have some curriculum materials available, abstracted from the things our customers are doing, but I keep getting distracted with new cool Arduino sensors and  stuff.  That's one of the Arduino risks you are taking  :)

This forum will be a major help to you and your students; lots of nice people here, like Lefty...
Regards, Terry King terry@yourduino.com  - Check great prices, devices and Arduino-related boards at http://YourDuino.com
HOW-TO: http://ArduinoInfo.Info

robtillaart


Please give the students a small introduction how to post code
- tell the goal of the project
- what they did / tried sofar
- what did not work
- what they expected
- what they got
- use the # button to post code (looks better)

The more they tell , the better answers they will get

Almost forgot, please tell them to spend a few hours on the tutorial and reference section of the forum, there is so much to learn there. And the playground is also a good place to learn some things.

Finally - The forum has a search function (upper right) please tell them about that function too ;)

Rob
Rob Tillaart

Nederlandse sectie - http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html -
(Please do not PM for private consultancy)

terryking228

Rob, That's a very good intro/reminder for newbies.. I'll use it for newbies I encounter... Thanks!
Regards, Terry King terry@yourduino.com  - Check great prices, devices and Arduino-related boards at http://YourDuino.com
HOW-TO: http://ArduinoInfo.Info

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