Open Hardware 101 workshop

The Open IT Lab @ IT-oLogy will host the following workshop this Saturday. Please register today if you’re interested at www.open-it-lab.com/register. Seating is limited.

Title: Open Hardware 101: Fundamentals of Electronics Design
Date: Saturday, October 13
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais Street, suite 200 (second floor). The tall brown high rise building at the corner of Sumter and Gervais Streets.

Summary:
This workshop will give participants basic hands-on experience with building and designing Arduino-based electronics projects. The Italian-designed Arduino is a low cost microcontroller and one of the leading technologies in the new open hardware movement. It even runs our 3D Printer!
Attendees will see just how easy it is to get started with the simple Blink circuit, Arduino's version of “Hello World”. We'll explore how to customize the blink rate and brightness by tweaking the source code. Then we'll use sensors like photoresistors and pushbuttons to make your microcontroller aware of its surroundings.
Along the way, attendees will learn about electronic circuits, digital and analog signals, and basic programming using the Arduino software. Seats are limited so register today!

Attendees will learn:

· Using a breadboard for electronics prototyping

· Basic electronics components including resistors, LEDs, and photoresistors

· Digital and analog input and output

· Basic programming using the Arduino programming environment