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Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Creative Computing Club: Week 4 Arduino
I took them through a brief introduction to the parts; the LEDs, the breadboard, the resistors, potentiometers and the layout of the Arduinos it was light introduction, nothing too heavy.
We started with the classic "Blink" tutorial and added more lights so we could then sequence them, we also gave the "pinouts" names so we could understand what the code was doing more easily.
We then added a variable "int time" so we could change the timing of the lights a lot easier across the sequence.
We were also able to add a potentiometer to change the speed at which the lights flashed, so we could interact with the Arduino in real time.
All the resources from the session today can be found here. Sincerest of thanks to loveelectronics.co.uk for the donation of the Arduinos please check out their range of Arduino breakout boards and sensors and thanks to Rapid electronics for donating all of the components.
The Arduino I recommended you purchase is the Arduino Uno from Rapid Electronic and the book I recommended was Getting Started with Arduino which can be found here.
Posted by Matthew C. Applegate at 11:55