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, wheatstone bridges, and Op-amps.
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, June 8th, 2012 at 10:00am
Lunch: Pizza and Soda/Water are included in your ticket price.
Location: HackPittsburgh, 1936 5th Avenue, the garage around back on Watson