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Revision as of 12:00, 28 June 2020

Arduino For Total Newbies workshop

Learn Arduino
using TV-B-Gone
as an example project

Learn Arduino using TV-B-Gone as an example project

You've probably heard lots about Arduino. But if you don't know what it is, or how you can use it to do all sorts of cool things, then this fun and easy workshop is for you. As an example project, we'll be creating a TV-B-Gone remote control out of an Arduino you can take home with you.

This workshop will be given twice
(both identical):
   Day TBD: ?-???, ?pm - ?:30pm
   Day TBD: ?-???, ?pm - ?:30pm

NOTE: You will need to register beforehand to take this workshop.
Please see registration link, given below.

NOTE: To do the hands-on portion of this workshop, you will need to order parts.
Please see the materials section, given below.

Website

http://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/projects/tvbg_arduino/tvbg_arduino_workshop.php

Arduino For Total Newbies workshop at 33C3



Abstract:

You've probably heard lots about Arduino. But if you don't know what it is, or how you can use it to do all sorts of cool things, then this fun and easy workshop is for you. As an example project, we'll be creating a TV-B-Gone remote control out of an Arduino you can take home with you.

Full Description:

Arduino is an amazingly powerful tool that is very simple to learn to use. It was designed so that artists and non-geeks can start from nothing, and make something cool happen in less than 90 minutes. Yet, it is powerful enough so that uber-geeks can use it for their projects as well.

This workshop is easy enough for total newbies to learn all you need to know to get going on an Arduino.

Taught by Mitch Altman. Participants will make their own Arduino clone, and set it up on solderless breadboards to make their own TV-B-Gone remote control to turn off TVs in public places -- a fun way to learn Arduino (and electronics) basics. Bring your laptop, if you can.

Big thanks to Ken Shirriff, who came up with the original TV-B-Gone for Arduino.

Workshop Itinerary

  • Intro to Arduino
  • Very short lesson to learn everything you need to know about electronics!
  • Overview of the Arduino Uno board.
  • Set up the free and open-source software on our laptops -- Windows, MacOS, or Linux are all fine!
  • And then its time to make something and learn how easy it is to use Arduino! I'll (very easily!) show you how to read schematic diagrams, and you'll put together your own TV-B-Gone remote control using your Arduino board. We will use a solderless breadboard. These are really useful, and provide a fast, and very easy way to put circuits together without needing to solder.
  • Target practice is available all over the world after the workshop.

Summary

     What: Arduino workshop for total newbies, using TV-B-Gone remote controls as an intro
     When: ?:00pm to ?:30pm, Day ?, ???day, ??? ??th
          and
                 ?:00pm to ?:30pm, Day ?, ???day, ??? ??th
          both days are identical
     Where: link will be emailed to all registered participants
     Who: Anyone and everyone can have fun learning Arduino. Ages 10 to 100
     Max #: 15 participants
           -- You must register to take this workshop -- please see links above and below.
           -- You must also order and receive materials to receive this workshop -- please see links above and below
     Cost: $?? for materials -- includes everything you need to make your Arduino TV-B-Gone (and to play and experiment at home)!

     Instructor: Mitch

Registration

You need to register in advance to take this workshop::
[RegistrationLink registration link info]

Materials

To do the hands-on portion of this workshop you will need to order and receive workshop materials::
[MaterialsLink materials link info]
Cost: $??

If you prefer to obtain the materials yourself, here is what you need:

  • Arduino Uno Rev3 board (or clone) example
  • USB cable: one side is USB-B, the other side fits into your laptop (USB-A or USB-C is most common for this) example USB-B to USB-A
  • Solderless breadboard -- any size example
  • 15 or more Jumper wires for solderless breadboard example
  • 3XAA battery pack with switch and leads example
  • 3 AA Alkaline batteries
  • 1 2N3904 transistor example
  • 1 Infra Red LED, 940nm, 5mm example
  • 1 visible LED, 5mm, any color example
  • 1 10 Ohm, 1/4W through-hole resistor example
  • 1 47 Ohm, 1/4W through-hole resistor example
  • 1 1K Ohm, 1/4W through-hole resistor example
  • 1 10K Ohm, 1/4W through-hole resistor example
  • 1 6mm tactile switch example

required software

Please download the free and open source Arduino software before the workshop -- Windows, Linux, or MacOS are all fine!:
Arduino software

Links:

Arduino For Total Newbies page
TV-B-Gone website
Ardiuno website
Ken Shirriff's TV-B-Gone Arduino project page