SparkFun, Drag and Drop Programming for Robotics (Washington, DC)

Come and learn the basics of programming Microcontrollers (Robot brains!) using drag and drop programming so easy that anyone can learn the basics in a short amount of time! During this workshop we’ll be using ArduBlocks, which is very similar to Scratch, to explore the six most important concepts for beginning roboticists. LEDs will be blinked and twinkled to explore outputs, light sensors and button inputs will be read and we will even tie it all to a buzzer to make the world’s worst dub-step instrument. All of the hardware we will use is part of SparkFun’s LilyPad line and can be sewn into any fabric after programming. We will not have time to explore how one sews electronics into material but SparkFun has a large amount of free materials and resources which we will point out near the end of the workshop.

This workshop is free and open to anyone attending the pre-USASEF educator workshop on the 24th and 25th of April. Space is limited to 30.

Time: Thursday, April 24th, 9 AM - Noon

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 140B Washington D.C.

What to bring: Yourself and an interest in teaching technology!

Prerequisites: None

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Note: Class registration is fully refundable until the weekday (M-F) prior to the class at 5:00pm MST. Please call to do so. If you wish to cancel after that time, or miss the workshop for any reason, we will transfer the amount you paid to SparkFun store credit, but cannot issue refunds. Thanks for your understanding!

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Class Time
  • Thursday, April 24th, 2014
  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Price Free!
Slots Available 9/30

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