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= Arduino For Total Newbies workshop =
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== ''Learn Arduino<br> using TV-B-Gone<br> as an example project'' ==
''Learn Arduino using TV-B-Gone as an example project''<br>
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::<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Day 8: Saturday, 1-August, 10:30am - 2:00pm<br>
<span style="color:orange">'''NOTE:  You will need to REGISTER beforehand to take this workshop.'''<br>
Please see info on registration, given below.</span><br>
<span style="color:orange">'''OPTIONAL:  You 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>
== Website ==
[[Image:A4TN33C3_500pix.jpg|right|Arduino For Total Newbies workshop at 33C3]]<br>
== Abstract ==
You've probably heard lots about [http://arduino.cc/ 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 [http://www.tvbgone.com/cfe_tvbg_main.php 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Altman 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 [http://www.arcfn.com/2009/12/tv-b-gone-for-arduino.html 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 ==
&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''': 10:30am to 2:00pm, Day 8, Saturday, August 1st<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;'''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>
&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;&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;'''Instructor''':  [[User:maltman23|Mitch]]
== Registration ==
<span style="color:orange">'''You need to REGISTER in advance to take this workshop:''':</span><br>
Please see the email that was sent to all HOPE 2020 ticket holders.
== Materials ==
<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>
'''If you prefer to obtain the materials, here is what you need:'''<br>
'''NOTE:  You can do this workshop even if you have no materials.'''
* 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>
* 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>
* 15 or more Jumper wires for solderless breadboard [https://www.jameco.com/z/WJW009N-Velleman-65-Piece-Male-to-Male-Jumper-Wire-Set_2237044.html example]<br>
* 3XAA battery pack with switch and leads [https://www.jameco.com/shop/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=10001&productId=216144 example]<br>
* 3 AA Alkaline batteries [https://www.jameco.com/z/ALK-AA-EN91--Energizer-Batteries-Energizer-Alkaline-AA-Battery_198707.html example]<br>
* 1 2N3904 transistor [https://www.jameco.com/z/2N3904BU-Major-Brands-Transistor-2N3904-NPN-General-Purpose-bulk-_38359.html example]<br>
* 1 Infra Red LED, 940nm, 5mm [https://www.jameco.com/z/TSAL6100-Vishay-LED-IR-Emitter-Infrared-Blue-Grey-5mm-T-1-3-4-940nm-210mW_1110914.html example]<br>
* 1 visible LED, 5mm, any color [https://www.jameco.com/z/LTL-307UR-002-Lite-On-Electronics-LED-Red-Diffused-660nm-5mm-T-1-3-4-470mcd-50VA_2193900.html example]<br>
* 1 10 Ohm, 1/4W through-hole resistor [https://www.jameco.com/z/CF1-4W100JRC-Resistor-Carbon-Film-10-Ohm-1-4-Watt-5-_690380.html example]<br>
* 1 47 Ohm, 1/4W through-hole resistor [https://www.jameco.com/z/CF1-4W470JRC-Resistor-Carbon-Film-47-Ohm-1-4-Watt-5-_690540.html example]<br>
* 1 1K Ohm, 1/4W through-hole resistor [https://www.jameco.com/z/CF1-4W102JRC-Resistor-Carbon-Film-1k-Ohm-1-4-Watt-5-_690865.html example]<br>
* 1 10K Ohm, 1/4W through-hole resistor [https://www.jameco.com/z/CF1-4W103JRC-Resistor-Carbon-Film-10k-Ohm-1-4-Watt-5-_691104.html example]<br>
* 1 6mm tactile switch [https://www.jameco.com/z/G-S-PT-6601-R-Single-Pole-Single-Throw-Off-Momentary-On-12-Volt-DC-150-mA-Tactile-Pushbutton-Switch_153252.html example]<br>
== Required Software ==
Please download the free and open source Arduino software before the workshop -- Windows, Linux, or MacOS are all fine!:<br>
[https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software Arduino software]
== Links ==
[http://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/projects/tvbg_arduino/tvbg_arduino_workshop.php Arduino For Total Newbies page]<br>
[http://www.tvbgone.com TV-B-Gone website]<br>
[http://www.arduino.cc/ Ardiuno website]<br>
[http://www.arcfn.com/2009/12/tv-b-gone-for-arduino.html Ken Shirriff's TV-B-Gone Arduino project page]<br>

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