What will you be doing on this workshop?

On this programming with Arduino workshop, you will learn how to use an open-source electronics platform to be able to program an Arduino for it to be able to execute commands and make decisions based on your various inputs, using simple sensors and LEDs.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the basics of circuitry
  2. Be able to use simple CC+ programming to program an Arduino board

Aims of the Session:

1.1 Identify differences between digital inputs and outputs
1.2 Identify the components involved in building a circuit
2.1 Use software to create a basic circuit
2.2 Produce a simple Arduino sketch for sensor readings
2.3 Produce a simple Arduino sketch to make LEDs blink on and off

How long is the workshop?

As everyone learns at different speeds, the workshop is always delivered at your pace, over 3 – 4 hours.
Session times usually run 10am – 2pm of given days, but occassionally we do change timings around to try to suit everyone’s availability.
We do also allow for additional time or a return for future sessions if you would like to or need to stay on for a bit longer to finish off.

Who is it aimed at?

Generally, anyone over the age of 16years, living in Coventry and unemployed is eligible to register for our courses. Please check out of project funding for full eligibility criteria.
Workshop class sizes are always kept to a maximum of 6 participants to ensure everyone is able to get enough support and any 1-2-1 support that may be required.

Are there any entry requirements?

Everyone needs to have completed a registration with us prior to being allocated a space on any activities.
If you are not registered already, please follow this link: https://fablabcov.coventry.ac.uk/register-2345
No formal entry requirements or previous experience is necessary. This session is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with prior knowledge and skills.
Basic computer skills are a benefit, as you will be designing your own graphics on a computer during the session.

What qualification will I gain from it?

Learners on the programme will earn ‘digital badges’ in recognition for completing workshops, programmes and getting involved in FabLab Coventry projects. You will be able to keep your badges forever and share what you have achieved with employers, your online community via social media or potential education providers.

Programming with Arduino

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