Chris gave an Arduino programming lesson on Thursday, June 20th.
According to its website, “Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.” Microcontrollers are used in everyday objects, from watches, to calculators to greeting cards.
Chris demonstrated a novel, DIY use of a microcontroller, for bikers to clearly signal when they make a turn.
Everybody was given a kit containing wires, potentiometers, servo motors, switches, resistors, LEDs, a speaker and a breadboard.
Class participants then set about programming their microcontrollers to operate each different component in their kit.