Wow! Adafruit dropped a MASSIVE amount of Arduino tutorials AND kits (beginner kits and shields). If you’re interested in getting started with electronics this is one of the best ways and these tutorials are the most comprehensive online –
One of the nice things about the Arduino boards & software is they let people get started hacking electronics fast. However, I was looking for a good step-by-step tutorial that helped people with almost no experience through the first few steps of microcontroller programming and basic electronics design. At the same time, I’d been flipping through Parallax’s excellent “What is a Microcontroller” workbook and decided to start writing something similar.
So check out my Arduino Tutorial page and give me feedback! Right now I’ve got 3 lessons up, and will try to get a another 3 out in the next week and a half.
- Lesson 0. Pre-flight check…Is your Arduino and computer ready? – Link.
- Lesson 1. The “Hello World!” of electronics, a simple blinking light – Link.
- Lesson 2. Sketches, variables, procedures and hacking code – Link.
- Lesson 3. Breadboards, resistors and LEDs, schematics, and basic RGB color-mixing. At the end of lesson three, you build a mood lamp! – Link.
Full kits and PCBs are available (the mini breadboards are sweet) – Link.
In the starter pack there’s an Arduino, USB cable, proto shield kit, tiny breadboard (goes on top of protoshield), 9V wall adapter, 9V battery holder, and a bag of parts that will get you started with the Arduino Tutorial lessons 0-6 – Link.
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Solar Robot lessons in NYC!
My name is Rob Lockhart, I’m a citizen of Robot Village and I’m going to be teaching some classes on building Solar Robots.
The whole class takes about an 1.5-2 hours and costs $54. There are 4 classes to choose from!
The days and times are:
Sept. 29 @ 1 & 3 PM
Oct. 6 @ 1 & 3 PM
This is a good place to start if you want to learn about Solar energy, BEAM robotics, or electronics in general.
See you there!
212 799 7626
Compared to that http://www.sparkfun.com
is high and that doesn’t include the other parts or the power supply.
Mini breadboard 10.95
USB cable 3.95
Also Sparkfun has NOT changed their listing for the protoboard it still seems to include the breadboard and I specifically asked them to remove it or make it clear er what is included.
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