Electronics: Current Classes

Arduino 1: Lighting Effects
In this hands-on class, you will learn how to use the Arduino open-source physical computing platform. You'll build and program several small examples and then create a software-controlled lighting project of your own choosing. The class will emphasize experimenting and debugging to get a basic understanding of hardware interfacing and programming. No soldering will be required, but may be advisable for a more robust final project. The class is ideal for beginners, with no programming or electronics experience required.

You'll need to bring your own laptop that is capable of running the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment). An educational Arduino kit is included in the course fee, and depending on your final project, you may have additional expenses. Registration is required at least one week before class starts or we can't guarantee that you'll have a parts kit for the first class.

Instructor: Nikolaus Thuening has been a programmer for more than 15 years, and has enjoyed building and tinkering all his life. He brings these skills together in creating interactive Arduino projects and musical instruments.

6 weeks: Wednesday, 4/12 - 5/17, 6 to 9 p.m.
Fee: $290 ($180 tuition + $110 materials)