Arduino for Robotic Prototypes, Acadia 2012

Arduino for Robotic Prototypes
Acadia Conference 2012

9 AM – 5:30 PM

bit.ly/acadia_arduino

Who We Are and What We Do

Michael Shiloh and Judy Castro, Teach Me to Make

Designers, Educator, Artists, Makers, Arduino

The Exploratorium, California College of the Arts, San Francisco State University, San Francisco Art Institute, Stanford University

Workshops and conferences around the world

Monthly open workshop Arduino Club

Contact us at teachers *AT* teachmetomake *DOT* com.

  1. Install Arduino IDE and upload first sketch
    1. http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
    2. http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/HomePage
    3. http://www.ladyada.net/learn/arduino/index.html
  2. Introduction to electronics and microcontrollers
    1. http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronics/
  3. Analysis of sketch
    1. http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/HomePage
    2. http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Blink
  4. Very Short Break
  5. External components
  6. Simple Analog Input, then combine with Blink
  7. Practical application: CoffeeBots
    1. Much behavior with very simple sensors (a pair of light sensors) and actuators (a pair of motors)
  8. Basic Arduino IO: digitalRead(), digitalWrite(), analogRead(), analogWrite()
    1. http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage
  9. Basic programming concepts: variables, conditionals, and loops
  10. Communication: Serial, SPI, I2C, custom
  11. Libraries: servo
  12. 11:45 AM break for keynote and lunch
  13. 1:30 PM Individual exploration and experimentation with available sensors and actuators,  reprogram and experiment with the CoffeeBots, optional topics e.g.
    1. Blink without Delay, and why it’s necessary
    2. Hacking into existing electronics
    3. Controlling high current loads, AC loads, and full isolation
  14. 2:30 PM FINISH WITH ARDUINO PORTION

Where to go for more information

  1. Arduino.cc  (also forums)
  2. NYU ITP Physical Computing
  3. Todbot Spooky Arduino
  4. Tronixstuff Arduino Tutorials

Companies

  1. Adafruit (also forums)
  2. Evil Mad Science
  3. Sparkfun
  4. Makershed
  5. Instructables
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