You may have been hearing about this thing called Arduino lately and wondering what it is, well, here’s an introduction from MAKE that’s a good place to start getting an idea.
Now, if that’s got you excited and you want to learn more here’s an opportunity to get in there and do some hands-on learning!
Trish Tsoiasue, through her Lemonade Game Project, has arranged for Sparkfun to come to Long Beach on October 15th & 16th and offer Arduino classes at the Long Beach Sea Scout base, 5875 Appian Way, Long Beach, CA 90803.
Oct. 15th, 2012 ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm ~ $35.00 or $70.00
Halloween LED Light Up / SparkFun Electronics
Sessions on the use of the LilyPad Arduino. It provides the capability to add lights and more to your sewing projects. This is an introduction to artists, sewing inclined, home costumers. It involves learning about sewable electronics components and the LilyPad.
- Middle and High School science educators interested in learning how to use sensors, do basic programming with a microcontroller, and find many resources to take classrooms in different directions.
- Programmers who want an introduction to the Arduino.
- Artists who have some technical ability and want to make their art move.
- College students in Engineering and the Arts.
OCT. 16TH, 2012 ~ 9:00AM – 6:00PM ~ $145.00
TOOLS FOR MAKING THINGS MOVE/TAKE HOME ELECTRONICS/SPARKFUN SESSIONS #1 & 2
This is an introduction to the Arduino for the technically inclined. Some small exposure to programming is preferred, but not required. In the event of low registrations, Session #2 will be folded into Session #1.
Session #1 - No soldering will be performed. Session #2 – Soldering will be performed in this session.
Take Home equipment value $125. A SparkFun Inventor’s Kit, Additional Arduino compatible dev board.
Space is limited. For more information or to sign up for a session visit Trish’s blog Handmade Penguin.
A little more about trish and the lemonade game
Trish Tsoiasue is working to grow the Maker Ohana in Long Beach as creative Handmade Penguin.
She has a degree in Computer Science and has worked in a technical field for over 30 years. She is committed to community, and is a co-founder of 501c3 non-profit Shared Science which works to bring engineering and technology programming to youth with current focus in the Long Beach area.
Trish attended the San Mateo MakerFaire in 2012 as an Education Day volunteer, a MakerCorps volunteer and as media. She has continued in her quest to bring Making to Long Beach as a Blogger for the Belmont Shore Patch. Since June 25, she has been blogging daily about Makers and Creatives in Long Beach in a game she has created called The Community Lemonade Game.
Her current phase of her mission to bring Making to Long Beach is to find multiple spaces interested in collaborating on setting up makerspaces in Long Beach. So far, so good…
Trish also volunteers heavily with the BSA Long Beach Area Council.