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Class Description
Wednesday, 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM
Booting Up on Arduino  
Teacher:  Edward Morin
Age:  12 & up
Prerequisites:  Desire to learn about Arduino; basic understanding of electrical circuits, electronics, and electromagnetism; 6th grade reading skills
Cost:  $296 tuition per year, paid in four $74 payments;
$95 copy/supply fee per year, paid in one $95 payment
Cost Details:  Includes toolbox, parts storage containers, classroom materials, bulk purchase of Ardunio boards, high-quality breadboards and all components for class projects
Text:  1) OPTIONAL:  Arduino Project Handbook, by Mark Geddes (available on Amazon.com)
2) Basic laptop/notebook computer with an available USB port for programming and testing (older model is fine; Arduino software is available for use with Windows, MacOS and Linux)
3) Basic hand tools including needle-nose pliers, wire cutter, wire stripper, small screwdrivers, multimeter, etc. (some will also be available and shared in class)
Description: In 1971, Intel's tiny 4004 microprocessor hit the market unleashing a microcomputer revolution that forever changed our world.  Microprocessors are used ubiquitously for smart-home control, automobile key fobs, appliances, utility infrastructure, and manufacturing used to make these things!  Students will get a hands-on introduction to the popular, easy-to-use Internet-of-Things development system called Arduino.  Students work at their own pace to learn input and output control for common devices and create fun projects with LED lights, simple games, environmental sensing, and remote control.  The knowledge and skills gained from this class provide an excellent foundation for working with robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.  The materials fee covers the cost of the Arduino development system and components required to construct all class projects.  No soldering is required.  Students will need to be able to calmly focus, be engaged, and be willing to follow instructions (verbal and written).  Good fine-motor skills and the ability to read small print and color codes on electronic components are also important for this class. 
Last Modified:  Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 6:18:31 PM

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