How to use Arduino course – London, Wednesdays from 19 June – 10 July 2013

What could be better than spending time learning about Arduino, the favorite open source hardware hacking platform for designers, artists and hobbyists.

Join Technology Will Save Us for 4 consecutive evening workshops to get you started. Aimed at anyone and everyone who wants to learn the basics of Ardunio, simple electronics and building interactive projects.

This is an introductory level course for beginners. 

Over the four weeks we will give you an introduction to physical computing, interaction design, hardware hacking and the emergence of the wonderful Arduino phenomenon.

We will cover:

  • Basic electronic components
  • Introduction to programming the Arduino
  • How to use digital and analog inputs and outputs
  • How to wire up and use sensors with your ideas
  • How to make LEDs turn on and off, fade up and down, and generally blink at your command.
  • How to make motors spin.
  • Next thing you know – you’ll be building your own interactive environments.

Each week will build upon the previous weeks workshop so by the end of the 4 weeks you will have good solid understanding of the basics and will be ready to start prototyping your own projects.

There are 2 types of tickets:

All inclusive: which gets you your own Arduino board and kit, complete with LEDs, sensors, motors, electronic components and more to take home.

Workshop only: No kit will be supplied. You’re welcome to bring your own kit and selection of components. Or if you need to borrow something, let us know and we will arrange to have Arduino’s and components to loan to you.

TWSU Scholarship: We are offering 1 lucky student a half price workshop. (Hardware will have to be bought or loaned separately).  To apply for this, please contact us with a short paragraph detailing why you feel like you deserve it.

Intro Done: For those of you who have attended our 3 hour intro classes recently at Rough Trade or Google Campus you can skip the first class of the 4 weeks and save £20 off the cost of the course (the costs of the intro class) and continue your Arduino learning pleasure. If this applies to you drop us an email and we will give you the discount code.


What do I need to bring?

We suggest that you bring your own laptop as it will be good to continue working with the Arduino at home.  Alternatively, there are iMacs in the workshop space – which you are welcome to use!

Recap of details:

  • 7pm – 9:30pm (2.5hrs to get your Arduino on)
  • Wednesday evenings at TWSU HQ
  • 12 June – 03 July
  • Either BYOAK (Bring your own Arduino Kit) or get starter kit as a part of the ticket.
  • All prices Include all VAT