Introduction to Arduino: Creating Interactive Projects

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Introduction to Arduino: Creating Interactive Projects

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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Course Description

When designer Massimo Banzi created the Arduino in 2005, he had no idea that his tiny, open-source microcontroller would spark a revolution.

Today, thousands of non-engineers have created amazing projects, interactive experiments, and clever fixes using this simple piece of hardware.

In this Skillshare class, Mark Frauenfelder, founder of Boing Boing and MAKE magazine, shows you how to get started with a few simple Arduino projects, giving you the confidence and skill to begin experimenting with projects on your own!

No knowledge of programming, engineering, or electronics is necessary, and everyone is welcome. The class focuses on hardware to get you using the board right away.

The best way to learn is by doing, and the best way to dream is to dream big. Use this class to kick off your Arduino skills. Join the DIY revolution.

What You'll Do

In one hour, Mark guides you through the Arduino hardwa...

When designer Massimo Banzi created the Arduino in 2005, he had no idea that his tiny, open-source microcontroller would spark a revolution.

Today, thousands of non-engineers have created amazing projects, interactive experiments, and clever fixes using this simple piece of hardware.

In this Skillshare class, Mark Frauenfelder, founder of Boing Boing and MAKE magazine, shows you how to get started with a few simple Arduino projects, giving you the confidence and skill to begin experimenting with projects on your own!

No knowledge of programming, engineering, or electronics is necessary, and everyone is welcome. The class focuses on hardware to get you using the board right away.

The best way to learn is by doing, and the best way to dream is to dream big. Use this class to kick off your Arduino skills. Join the DIY revolution.

What You'll Do

In one hour, Mark guides you through the Arduino hardware components, software installation, and five beginner-level experiments.

  • Introduction. Get acquainted with the Arduino, research fascinating projects, and gather materials for getting started.
  • Installation. Follow a clear, step-by-step demonstration to install, connect, and configure your Arduino.
  • Experiments I. Try out three simple projects that let you explore how different inputs affect blinking-light outputs.
  • Experiments II. Experiment with motion and sound outputs using a servo motor and tiny simple speaker.
  • Creative Projects. Research ways to develop more projects that make your day a little easier, interesting, or fun.

What You'll Make

  • Deliverable. Set up 5 simple Arduino experiments using light, motion, and sound outputs, and share your success in the discussion and community forums.
  • Brief. Learn by doing, following Mark's step-by-step instructions and jumping directly into working with Arduino hardware and electrical components. Make minor modifications to programming, lights, and more to study the effects of inputs on outputs, and build a skills foundation for creating exciting future projects using Arduino.
  • Specs. Share your experiments in the way that makes the most sense for others to learn and share feedback. Consider drawings, diagrams, descriptions, photographs, videos, or code.

Interested in More?

For a broad overview of making, also check out Mark's complementary class, Introduction to DIY: Becoming a Maker.

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Jody McNarland

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4 years ago
Extremely well presented class. The steps to set up the circuitry projects were clear and shown both visually in the video and step-by-step in text within the notes. I appreciated the encouragement to dream big and to brainstorm beyond your present skill level, it made a lot of ideas seem very achievable. I would recommend this class to anyone.
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Mariano Rivas

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4 years ago
This is a short and warm introduction. Perfect for a sunday, but remember to buy an Arduino and components first. Like it, +1.
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Sachin Myneni

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4 years ago
This was a great simple class. Just to get the basics to help me up and running.
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Alan Siege

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4 years ago
My 11 year-old son took the class - all the lessons, found it OK, but it was all focused on hardware he said, so it left a bit to be desired.
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Kent Barnes

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4 years ago
So wonderful to see Mark explain so clearly the Arduino. I want to learn something new every day, I can with this series. Thanks Mark!
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