Starting at 7 PM on Monday, September 12, Hive76 will be starting a new ongoing monthly workshop focusing solely on the wonderful world of microcontrollers.
“What’s a microcontroller,” you ask? Let’s take a quick glance at the Wikipedia page!
“Yeah, so?? Why should I care?”
- Do you have an interest in making interactive objects?
- Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to recreate your appliances so that they worked the way that you wanted?
- Curious where crafts and electronics meet?
- What about unlocking your door by tapping on your wristwatch?
- What to learn computer programming in a more tangible way?
- Are you wondering where to get started?
“What if I’m familiar with microcontrollers, and I’m just looking for a place to talk shop, jump-start a stalled project, or help other folks learn a thing or two?”
- Come on down!!! (up, or over also apply here)
Great! Now that you’re coming, what can you expect?
You can expect to be welcomed into a friendly environment and you are encouraged to bring your ideas, aspirations, projects, and most importantly, your questions! Individual projects, group projects, build challenges, basic skill instruction, hardware buying guidance, and experts on hand! I would like to emphasize that this workshop is open to complete beginners. No prior experience with electronics OR programming needed! We’ve all got to start somewhere!
PIC, Basic Stamp, MSP430, Arduino, etc… no microcontrollers will be turned away! This is an all-inclusive, open workshop to promote learning!
The Fine Print: Materials will be available for use within the space and a limited amount of hardware will be available for purchase. If you’ve got a laptop or netbook handy, please bring it along. Instruction and guidance will be available free of charge!
(Donations are always appreciated)
This workshop is brought to you by: KBI, Inc.