Saturday, July 25th: Class – Intro to Sensors for Arduino

July 15, 2015
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Tickets on sale at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensors-sensors-sensors-tickets-17611789336
Blinking lights, buzzing speakers, and spinning motors are all fine and dandy but if you want you project to see and hear you need SENSORS! HackPittsburgh will be holding an intermediate level class on building circuits and reading various types of sensors with the Arduino. The class will focus on devices that output voltage, current, or resistance including accelerometers, photodiodes, thermistors, and more! In order to integrate these devices we will cover the basics of voltage dividers, and wheatstone bridges.
As mentioned, this is NOT a beginner’s class.
Those attending are expected to be able to write simple Arduino sketches without guidance and also be familiar with the basic concepts of a resistor and capacitor as well as voltage and current. You will need to bring a laptop and Arduino with all associated cables. Included in the ticket price, you will receive a variety of different sensors and the parts needed to hook them into your Arduino!

Class is open to anyone, membership in HackPittsburgh is not required.

You must bring: an Arduino, a laptop, and a cable to connect the two (varies depending on your Arduino).

You will take home: a variety of different sensors and the parts needed to hook them into your Arduino!

Date and Time: Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 1:00pm

Location: HackPittsburgh, 1936 5th Avenue, the garage around back on Watson

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Friday, July 10th: Event: Nikola Tesla’s Birthday

July 6, 2015

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Nikola Tesla was born 159 years ago this Friday July 10. To celebrate, the Tesla Club at HackPittsburgh is hosting some presentations related to Nikola Tesla and his work.

See Tesla Club website: http://ukranians2.wix.com/pgh-tesla-club

The following presentations will take place:

Presentation by Luc Berger:

• We demonstrate Tesla’s induction motor, based on the magic of ROTATING MAGNETIC FIELDS.

• As Tesla tried to do with his GIANT STEEL TOWER, we use electromagnetic fields to TRANSFER ENERGY across empty space.

• Tesla invented the radio. See how a crystal of FOOL’S GOLD from a rock shop can be used to make a radio!

Presentation by Geno Soroka:

• oneTesla musical tesla coil playing music via midi file, midi piano, and other methods.

• Playing with wireless transmission of energy using Tesla coil

• Theremin presentation

-Presentation by other High Voltage/Tesla enthusiasts:

• Whatever you want. Bring your Tesla Coils and related projects!

Event starts at 7:30pm

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Saturday June 13th – Intro to Programming the Arduino: Diyode Codeshield Edition

June 1, 2015

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In this introductory-level class, participants will:

  • Setup and configure the Arduino environment on their laptop
  • Write code that:
    • Explores the inputs and outputs offered by the Arduino platform with the Diyode shield
    • Reads a dimmer
    • Controls the color of an RGB LED
    • Sends messages to your laptop for status and debugging purposes
    • Spin motors
    • Buzzes buzzers
    • TAKE OVER THE WORLD!  - Oh, no, that’s the advanced class. No world taking over in this class.
  • Meet interesting and like-minded people who are passionate about technology and the DIY ethic

 

No previous programming experience is required.

Class is open to anyone, membership in HackPittsburgh is not required.

You must bring: an Arduino, a laptop, and a cable to connect the two (varies depending on your Arduino)

You will take home: a Diyode Codeshield and the knowledge of how to use it!

(See http://codeshield.diyode.com/ for all the goodies on the Diyode sheild that you’ll get)

Date and Time: Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Location: HackPittsburgh, 1936 5th Avenue, the garage around back on Watson

 

Sign up HERE!

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February 7th – Programming the Arduino: Physical Pixels Class

January 26, 2015

Blinking an LED with an Arduino

Have an Arduino and wondering what to do with it? Join us on Saturday February 7th for our Physical Pixels class. It’s the perfect introduction to programming your Arduino if you’ve never tried it before or want to refresh your memory. Space is limited to 10 people, reserve your spot now.

In this intro level class, you’ll learn how to:

  • set up and configure the Arduino environment on their laptop
  • learn basic electronics skills while building a small, functional circuit
  • write code that:
    • explores the inputs and outputs offered by the Arduino platform
    • reads a dimmer
    • controls the color of an RGB LED
    • sends messages to your laptop for status and debugging purposes
  • meet interesting and like-minded people who are passionate about technology and the DIY ethic

Class registration is $40 per student and covers all materials for the class except the Arduino itself. You’ll need to bring your own Arduino to class.

Prerequisites: an Arduino, a laptop, and a cable to connect the two (varies depending on your Arduino)
Date and Time: Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Location: HackPittsburgh, 1936 5th Avenue, the garage around back on Watson (Map)
Tickets: $40 each through Eventbrite

 

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Thursday January 22nd: Steel City Infosec Meetup – Audio Surveillance (Including Lab)

January 16, 2015

Steel City InfoSecSteel City Infosec will be hosting their January Meetup here at HackPGH. It will be an Audio Surveillance talk.

The event will consist of a discussion about Audio Surveillance and then a lab where you will build a Laser Microphone.

The event is free but if you would like to make a laser microphone the cost is $10.

RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Steel-City-InfoSec/events/219474655/

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