Participants will learn what tools and training opportunities are available in OU Libraries' new Innovation @ the EDGE makerspace, and how they might incorporate the capabilities of the space into their existing scholarly pursuits.
Examples of ongoing (and completed) EDGE-based projects including: specialized 3D prints, VR applications, and inspiring Microcontroller projects) will be exhibited.
In this two-hour workshop you will learn all you need to know to begin working with microcontrollers. We will begin by introducing simple circuits, and the the Arduino microcontroller itself and its programming language. We will point you towards the Arduino website where you will find official Arduino documentation and example code. We will finish by blinking lights, sensing button presses, and implementing simple logic in code.
For more information about the workshop please read our Microcontroller Documentation.
*If able, please bring a laptop computer. Otherwise, the EDGE has a few that can be loaned for the workshop.
*Prior to attending the workshop, please visit codebender.cc and create an account. After registration you will be asked to install a browser plug-in and to install some drivers. Simple instructions will be provided to help you do this.