MakerSpace is proud to present this class in collaboration with The Blueprint Lab: http://www.theblueprintlabs.com/
Get hands-on with electronic prototyping and begin programming and controlling the world around you!
No wiring, soldering or programming knowledge required. Even if you have never seen a computer program before, we guarantee you will be making things flash, buzz, beep and respond in no time. This course has been designed to kick start your DIY electronics skills to get you working with smart-textiles, real-time sensors, lighting displays, digital interactivity and robotics today!
Using the popular Arduino microcontroller with the ThinkerShield circuit board (https://maas.museum/learn/thinkershield/), students will move from “zero to electronics hero” as we work step-by-step through:
The class follows projects developed at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS https://maas.museum/) to provide the perfect introduction to programming and physical computing to give YOU the hands-on experience to begin creating your own electronics projects!
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Shaun Barlow is an educator, engineer, musician and tinkerer who brings a unique perspective to teaching electronics and programming. He collaborates on the submersible robotics projects of the MakerSpace-based Blueprint Lab and is often found under the sea.
— BYO LAPTOP —
Students in this class must bring their own laptop computer (don’t forget the power cable!) and install the free Arduino IDE software before the class.
Download the Arduino IDE software here: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
If you are unable to bring your own laptop please email us at least 48 hours before the class so that we can arrange access to one for you.