[Noisebridge-announce] Arduino from scratch workshop, Sunday, 7/31, 11AM

Josh Myer josh at joshisanerd.com
Fri Jul 22 05:40:59 UTC 2011

(Apologies for duplicates, posting to several overlapping lists, to
make sure everyone who's interested gets a chance to see this.)

I'm happy to announce the soft-launch of Advanced Circuit Hacking!
I'll be running a series of workshops on Sunday mornings, where
everyone works their way through the same kit.  For the first session,
we're going to walk through the Breaduino kit, and all-breadboard
Arduino clone I designed a while ago.

(See also: http://www.appliedplatonics.com/2011/07/advanced-circuit-hacking-breaduino-workshop/)

Have you ever wondered exactly how your Arduino works?  Would you like
to build an Arduino clone from scratch?  Are you already using other
microcontrollers, but would like to get into using the Atmegas?  If
so, you should come to a workshop I (Josh) will be running at
Noisebridge on Sunday, July 31st, 2011 (11AM).

We'll assemble the Breaduino kit
(http://www.appliedplatonics.com/breaduino/, the original
all-breadboard Arduino clone kit), and talk a bit about how all the
pieces work together. The Breaduino all-breadboard Arduino clone is
exactly what it says on the tin.  It's a kit that contains the key
parts on an Arduino board, and a solderless breadboard to connect
everything together.  I'll walk everyone through building it, making
sure that even people with no hardware experience can follow along.
In under two hours, you'll have a working Arduino clone that you built
yourself, from scratch, even if you've never used a breadboard before.

The Breaduino is a great kit for anyone who's worked with the Arduino,
and it's perfect for anyone who's been working with discrete
microcontrollers for a while.  This workshop may be a little slow due
to helping new folks along, but I'll make sure to touch on the gotchas
of using Atmegas without an Arduino board.

This workshop has very limited availability: I only have so many
breadboards on hand, so I honestly can't accept more than a dozen
people for this first session.  To make sure you get a spot, please
pay in advance via PayPal.  Here's a handy button:

To recap:
 * What: Workshop to build an Arduino clone from scratch
 * When: Sunday, July 31<sup>st</sup>, 11 AM
 * How much: $30 ($10 + $20 materials)
 * Where: Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St (at 18<sup>th</sup>)
 * How to register:

Register in advance!  There really are only a dozen seats available,
and, even though it's early Sunday morning, these workshops always
fill up!  I can't wait to see you there, and help you better
understand the Arduino platform! Exclamation!! (Note, this isn't just
a sales tactic, they really do fill up.  I expected 10 people at the
last one; at 15 I lost track, but it was something like 20 people up
and out at 11 on a Sunday.)

(What's Noisebridge?  Noisebridge is San Francisco's hackerspace, an
open environment for exploring digital art, Maker-ing, and similar
sorts of creative pursuits.  It's at 2169 Mission Street, roughly at
18<sup>th</sup> St.  The nearest BART stop is 16<sup>th</sup> St
Mission.  Parking may be a little tricky if the weather is nice, but
it shouldn't be too bad (also: the meters in SF are free on Sunday,
and residential parking doesn't have a 1 hour limit).)
Josh Myer 415.230.9791
 josh at joshisanerd.com

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