Making Awesome is offering a free Arduino workshop on Monday, November 9th, from 1 to 5 PM. The workshop will take attendees through the sequence of designing, connecting and coding a simple Arduino project. In addition, the instructors will give advice on how to get started using Arduinos.
Space is limited and advance registration is recommended. Registration will open soon at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2444381.
Arduinos are small, inexpensive, open source microcontroller boards that are used for many purposes, in technology and the arts. Arduino's can be connected to a wide variety of sensors, and can control lights, servo motors, produce sounds, activate relays, etc.
Inventors, artists, engineers, robot builders, clothing designers and many others have used Arduino's to power their creations. There is a large collection of parts, software, examples, etc. all over the internet.
The workshop is being conducted by Terry King and Mary Alice Osborne. They are engineers, makers, and the owners of YourDuino.com. Terry and Mary Alice also publish the Arduino-info wiki (http://arduino.info-wikispaces.com).
Making Awesome is Tallahassee's Arts and Technology Makerspace. It's located at 1009 Commercial Drive in Railroad Square.