March 15th, 2011 by Paul Sobczak
8 spots available. (Thursday update one spot open)
This is a beginner Arduino Class we are going to talk about and build a Gmail identifyer.
What are we building:
What to bring: Arduino + Laptop (the hack factory has a few computers available if you need one also). We will have some LED diffusers available to use but they are just re-purposed Easter egg lights (since when did anybody put up Easter egg lights?) and are not that impressive.
What to prepaire: Get yourself a gmail account if you don’t have one and install the arduino software, Python, and Pyserial
What to know: It is not necessary to know Arduino or Python, you should have a working knowledge of how computers work and how to install things, the basics. You don’t need to have any programming knowledge, but if you did it wouldn’t hurt.
Price: This class will be offered free for all, but we will be asking for small donations to a Twin Cities Maker Starving Hacker Fund to help those of us who would like to be members but have fallen on hard times.
Who is teaching: Paul Sobczak Electrical Engineer and one of the people who started Twin Cities Maker way back in 2009.
Don’t have an Arduino: What a better reason to get one you have a few days to order one and still get it in time for the class. Ladyada might be out but you can find them on other sites if you search around a bit.