Lessons based on the KIT Workshop - Base level

Hi,

I've already asked this question in the workshops forum, but I didn't get any replies, so I'm trying here. (Sorry to double-post my question).

Does anyone know where I can find some lessons online, based on the KIT Workshop - Base level?

The kit is available in the PCB Europe website, http://pcb-europe.net/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=51

KIT with all the parts to partecipate to an Arduino Workshop - Base Level

It is made of: 1 Arduino Diecimila Board + 1 USB cable 1 Straight single line pinhead connectors 2,54 40x1 1 Breadboard, 840 tie points 1 Set of 70 breadboard jumper wires 5 10K Ohm Resistors 1/4W 5 2.2K Ohm Resistor 1/4 W 10 220 Ohm Resistors 1/4W 5 330K Ohm Resistors 1/4W 5 100nF capacitor polyester 5 10nF capacitor polyester 3 100uF electrolytic capacitor 25Vdc 1 4,7K Ohm Thermistor 1 70..100K Ohm LDR VT90N2 3 5mm RED LED 1 5mm GREEN LED 1 5mm YELLOW LED 1 10Kohm linear potentiometer, pcb terminals 2 BC547 Transistor in TO92 Package 1 Piezo buzzer 5 PCB Pushbutton, 12x12mm size 4 4N35 Optocoupler DIL-6 package 2 Tilt sensor 1 Diode 1n4007 1 MOS Irf540

and is intended (I presume) for the basic workshops. I'm interested to know if anyone has put together any lessons online based on this kit, or if I can download course content for a workshop.

I sort of ::) know what most of these components can do individually, but without knowing what the intention was for the workshop with using these components together it's a bit tricky to know.

I'm ok with the resistors the variable resistance components, the LEDs the buzzer and the switches, I'm guessing the MOS Irf540 could be used for driving a motor or other differing voltage or current device (with the 1n4007 diode stopping it acting like a dynamo). The opto coupler to act as a switch for another circuit So I guess that leaves just the capacitors and the BC547 Transistor. If anyone can point me in the right direction (and correct what I've already assumed! :) ) I'd appreciate it.

For the moment I've read all lessons pages from LadyAda and I'm going to look at TodBots stuff, so it's not like I'm completely stuck or anything.

Thanks in advance,

Phil

I don't know about the exact KIT you refer to, but Ladyada has some very god tutorials for Arduino beginners here:

http://www.ladyada.net/learn/arduino/

They are base on a Arduino starter pack she sells here :

http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=68&zenid=4288b9aaecd5d197a902d83723d71a8c

You can compare the contents of your package and hers and i bet you will find that you have almost everything you need to go through all her lessons

MikMo http://www.mikmo.dk

I've completed all of ladyada's lessons (they're very clear and concise), I'm a programmer by day, so it didn't take long to complete all the lessons. It's more the electronics side of things I need to get up to speed on. I'll continue with the examples from todbot.

Thanks again,

Phil