As some of you may know, I have been spending some time at the Gainesville Hackerspace lately. Much of it has been dedicated to work for the Gator Amateur Radio Club roof project, but I have also gotten involved in a few other things. One of those ‘things’ is teaching an Arduino 101 class. There seemed to be significant interest in Arduino, but little experience. I taught a class that focused on the basics: digital I/O and analog I/O. The class ran for 2 hours and it was very a success! We had 9 people in this first class and everyone seemed to walk away ready to start a new project. There have been requests to teach the class again for people who were unable to attend, as well as teach a slightly more advanced class, Arduino 110, that goes more into UART, I2C, and other standard, but more complex features.
I have posted the class material to the downloads page. However the files are encrypted (for now). I may open them up in the future, but I would like them to go through a few more revisions so that I am not having to support all the various revisions. If you’re in Gainesville and want to learn more, head on over to their website and get involved. They have open houses every Tuesday night.