Arduino

Arduino is an open source community micro controller that can do almost anything! That’s a big claim…..but it’s true
Basically arduino is a way to move from a computer into the real world, so stuff just doesn’t happen on the screen but can turn on a light, activate a motor, take data from the world like through switches and sensors.

There is a world of projects and applications out there but we need to start with the basics. But first a sneak preview of some cool projects
Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 9.14.25 am

Verschiedene_LEDs

Lessons

red-buttonThe first thing we need to do is switch on an LED, this simple task makes you break out of your computer and enter the real world
Yes go on, press the red button

We need to set up loops and make conditions

http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage

arduinolesson

sample code (to come)

Temperature Readings

temp
We are using the arduino to build a temperature sensor

http://www.freetronics.com/products/temperature-sensor-module

once we get that working lets try something a little more complex

barometric pressure

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9721

humidity

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12064

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/htu21d-humidity-sensor-hookup-guide/hooking-it-up

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/htu21d-humidity-sensor-hookup-guide/htu21d-library-and-functions

while we’re on sensors!
we can also do vibration, pressure, flex and force!

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9198

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9673

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10264

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10245

here’s the led blink part 2 that we’re working on

http://digitalhub.darwin.nt.gov.au/wp-content/data/ledblink_part_2.ino