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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.
 
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<br>(both identical):<br>
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This workshop will be given::<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Day TBD: ?-???, ?pm - ?:30pm<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Day 8: Saturday, 1-August, 10:30am - 2:00pm<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Day TBD: ?-???, ?pm - ?:30pm<br>
 
 
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<span style="color:orange">'''NOTE:  You will need to REGISTER beforehand to take this workshop.'''<br>
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<span style="color:orange">'''NOTE:  You do NOT need to register to take this workshop.'''<br>
Please see registration link, given below.</span><br>
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[https://workshops.hope.net/b/mit-zvz-xy7 link to the workshop]<br>
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Please see registration info below.</span><br>
 
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<span style="color:orange">'''NOTETo do the hands-on portion of this workshop, you will need to order MATERIALS.'''<br>
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<span style="color:orange">'''OPTIONALYou can do this workshop with no materials.  But, to do the hands-on portion of this workshop, you will need some MATERIALS.'''<br>
 
Please see the materials section, given below.</span>
 
Please see the materials section, given below.</span>
  
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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''What''': [http://arduino.cc/ Arduino] workshop for total newbies, using [http://www.tvbgone.com TV-B-Gone] remote controls as an intro<br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''What''': [http://arduino.cc/ Arduino] workshop for total newbies, using [http://www.tvbgone.com TV-B-Gone] remote controls as an intro<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''When''': ?:00pm to ?:30pm, Day ?, ???day, ??? ??th<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''When''': 10:30am to 2:00pm, Day 8, Saturday, August 1st<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;and<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Where''': link will be emailed to all who participants who registered in advance<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;?:00pm to ?:30pm, Day ?, ???day, ??? ??th<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://workshops.hope.net/b/mit-zvz-xy7 link to the workshop]<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''both days are identical<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;link will also be posted in the HOPE Matrix Workshop room and Announce room<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Where''': link will be emailed to all registered participants<br>
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Who''': Anyone and everyone can have fun learning Arduino. Ages 10 to 100<br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Who''': Anyone and everyone can have fun learning Arduino. Ages 10 to 100<br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Max #''': 15 participants'''<br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Max #''': 15 participants'''<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:orange">''' -- You must register to take this workshop -- please see REGISTRATION link below.'''</span><br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:orange">''' -- You do NOT need to register to take this workshop -- please see REGISTRATION info, below.'''</span><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:orange">''' -- You must also order and receive materials to receive this workshop -- please see MATERIALS section below'''</span><br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:orange">''' -- OPTIONAL:  To do the hands-on activities you must also order and receive materials -- please see MATERIALS section below'''</span><br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Cost''': $?? for materials -- includes everything you need to make your [http://www.arcfn.com/2009/12/tv-b-gone-for-arduino.html Arduino TV-B-Gone] (and to play and experiment at home)!<br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Cost''': $?? for materials -- includes everything you need to make your [http://www.arcfn.com/2009/12/tv-b-gone-for-arduino.html Arduino TV-B-Gone] (and to play and experiment at home)!<br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:orange">'''Please see MATERIALS section below'''</span><br><br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:orange">'''Please see MATERIALS section below'''</span><br><br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Instructor''':  [[User:maltman23|Mitch]]
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Instructor''':  [[User:maltman23|Mitch]]
  
== Registration ==  
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== Registration -- NOT required ==  
<span style="color:orange">'''You need to REGISTER in advance to take this workshop:''':</span><br>
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<span style="color:orange">'''You do NOT need to REGISTER in advance to take this workshop:''':</span><br>
[RegistrationLink registration link info]
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'''''To take this workshop, simply go to the workshop room url before the workshop begins.<br>'''''
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[https://workshops.hope.net/b/mit-zvz-xy7 link to the workshop]<br>
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If you registered in advance, you will be emailed with the workshop room url.<br>
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The link to the workshop room will also be posted before the workshop in the HOPE Matrix Workshop room and the HOPE Matrix Announce room.
  
 
== Materials ==
 
== Materials ==
<span style="color:orange">'''To do the hands-on portion of this workshop you will need to order and receive workshop MATERIALS''':</span><br>
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<span style="color:orange">'''OPTIONAL:  To do the hands-on portion of this workshop you will need to order and receive workshop MATERIALS''':</span><br>
To make it easy for you, I've compiled all of the MATERIALS you need (except for 3 AA batteries) so you can order them all at once, from one place:<br>
 
[MaterialsLink materials link info]<br>
 
'''Cost: $??''' -- includes express shipping<br>
 
 
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'''If you prefer to obtain the materials yourself, here is what you need:'''<br>
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'''If you prefer to obtain the materials, here is what you need:'''<br>
* Arduino Uno Rev3 board (or clone) [https://store.arduino.cc/arduino-uno-rev3 example]<br>
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'''NOTE:  You can do this workshop even if you have no materials.'''
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* Arduino Uno Rev3 board (or clone) [https://store.arduino.cc/arduino-uno-rev3 example]<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''Note:  if you order only one thing, the above Arduino board should be that one thing.''
 
* USB cable: one side is USB-B, the other side fits into your laptop (USB-A or USB-C is most common for this) [https://www.jameco.com/z/10U2-02203-USB-A-Male-To-USB-B-Male-2-0-Cable-Beige-3-Feet_229711.html example USB-B to USB-A]<br>
 
* USB cable: one side is USB-B, the other side fits into your laptop (USB-A or USB-C is most common for this) [https://www.jameco.com/z/10U2-02203-USB-A-Male-To-USB-B-Male-2-0-Cable-Beige-3-Feet_229711.html example USB-B to USB-A]<br>
 
* Solderless breadboard -- any size [https://www.jameco.com/z/WBU-301-R-400-Point-Solderless-Breadboard-3-3-Lx2-1-W_20601.html example]<br>
 
* Solderless breadboard -- any size [https://www.jameco.com/z/WBU-301-R-400-Point-Solderless-Breadboard-3-3-Lx2-1-W_20601.html example]<br>

Latest revision as of 18:15, 28 July 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::
   Day 8: Saturday, 1-August, 10:30am - 2:00pm

NOTE: You do NOT need to register to take this workshop.
link to the workshop
Please see registration info below.


OPTIONAL: You can do this workshop with no materials. But, to do the hands-on portion of this workshop, you will need some MATERIALS.
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: 10:30am to 2:00pm, Day 8, Saturday, August 1st
     Where: link will be emailed to all who participants who registered in advance
          link to the workshop
          link will also be posted in the HOPE Matrix Workshop room and Announce room
     Who: Anyone and everyone can have fun learning Arduino. Ages 10 to 100
     Max #: 15 participants
           -- You do NOT need to register to take this workshop -- please see REGISTRATION info, below.
           -- OPTIONAL: To do the hands-on activities you must also order and receive materials -- please see MATERIALS section below
     Cost: $?? for materials -- includes everything you need to make your Arduino TV-B-Gone (and to play and experiment at home)!
               Please see MATERIALS section below

     Instructor: Mitch

Registration -- NOT required

You do NOT need to REGISTER in advance to take this workshop::
To take this workshop, simply go to the workshop room url before the workshop begins.
link to the workshop
If you registered in advance, you will be emailed with the workshop room url.
The link to the workshop room will also be posted before the workshop in the HOPE Matrix Workshop room and the HOPE Matrix Announce room.

Materials

OPTIONAL: To do the hands-on portion of this workshop you will need to order and receive workshop MATERIALS:

If you prefer to obtain the materials, here is what you need:
NOTE: You can do this workshop even if you have no materials.

  • Arduino Uno Rev3 board (or clone) example
           Note: if you order only one thing, the above Arduino board should be that one thing.
  • 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 example
  • 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