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Class Description
Wednesday, 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Booting Up on Arduino  
Teacher:  Edward Morin
Age:  14 & up
Prerequisites:  Good understanding of electricity, electric charge, circuits, electromagnetism, and basic electronics. 8th grade math/reading skills.
Cost:  $296 tuition per year, paid in four $74 payments;
$75 copy/supply fee per year,  paid in one $75 payment
Cost Details:  Includes classroom materials and bulk purchase of Ardunio Uno boards and all components for 15 book and other projects.
Text:  1) 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)
4) Toolbox for transporting tools, projects, and parts
Description: In 1971, the tiny Intel 4004 microprocessor hit the market unleashing a microcomputer revolution that has forever changed our world.  Microprocessors provide powerful computer control for many of the everyday things around us including toys, smart-home control, automobile key fobs, all kinds of common appliances, our utilities infrastructure, and even the manufacturing infrastructure used to make these things!  This course is an introduction to one of the most-popular, easy-to-use microprocessor development systems called Arduino.  This hands-on, project-oriented course is based on the Arduino Project Handbook by Mark Geddes.  Students will work at their own pace to learn the basics of input and output control for a variety of common devices that will be used for creating fun projects with LED lights, simple games, and environmental sensing.  The knowledge and skills gained from this class also provide an excellent foundation for exploring robotics.  All hands-on activities by students use safe power and do not require any soldering.  Students will need to be able to 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. 
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