Fubar Labs

NEW JERSEY'S FIRST HACKERSPACE - 100 Jersey Ave, New Brunswick, NJ

Fubar Labs Arduino Class Syllabus - Winter 2020

Fubar Labs will be sponsoring a series of workshop classes, one each every Sunday afternoon, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. This is for a total of about 8 sessions, starting March, 2020. The class series will repeat on a bi-annual basis. We will study the basics of the Arduino Uno processor board, and many plug-in daughter cards. The class also will study various sensor boards, such as ultrasonic, and Infrared sensors.

If you join the class while in mid-series, I can be available at 2:30pm Saturday, to go over installing the Arduino Software (IDE), and bring new students up to speed. Please text me so I know if you are coming early 732 693 3869.

It is assumed that each student has some programming background. Familiarity with C or some other structured programming language is helpful. Each student should bring their laptop computer, and be able to install the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) software. No special soldering skills are required. Previous electronics experience is helpful but not necessary.

Each student will also be asked to purchase an Arduino Starter Kit, cost of around $30, available from Amazon. If you have the equivalent parts, that is acceptable, as well. Some starter kits also will be available on loan at the workshop sessions. Arduino Starter kit sold at Amazon Don't forget to look at the contents of the CD that comes with your Starter Kit.

There will be a series of classes as follows:

  1. Networked programming
  2. RFID shield programming
  3. Windows Graphical User Interface programming
  4. LED string programming
  5. Arduino software libraries and the Multifunction Shield
  6. LCD user interface
  7. DC Motors, Servo Motors, Stepper Motors
  8. Sensors 1 - Ultrasonic, InfraRed sensors
  9. Sensors 2 - Temperature and Mechanical 6 axis tilt

General resources for Arduino

Official Arduino website
Official Arduino Uno board
Official Installing new Arduino libraries
Official Arduino Playground - The mother load
Arduino Wikispace
Tutorials Point Arduino
Tutorials Point - PDF version of Arduino tutorial