About this Event
How would you like to get started in the fascinating Arduino hobby and also learn to display data from your sensors in the Internet of Things in one fun class? Sensor data could be temperature, humidify, dog door activity, water heater status, garage door position, light level or anything else that can be sensed with the myriad of sensors that are available. Internet displays can be available to the world, just friends or your-eyes-only! Here is a real time example of the free ThingSpeak service as implemented by a Maker in India for his solar powered weather station.
This class is ideal for the absolute electronics/programming beginner as well as more advanced users. This is not a programming class but a few commands will be discussed to allow simple customization. We will start with an introduction to microcontrollers and sensors before moving on to creating your own free "channel" at thingspeak.com.
The Wemos/Lilon D1 Mini is an exciting entry into the hobby Internet of Things market and contains a microcontroller compatible with the Arduino IDE. It is five times as fast as the Arduino Uno, one hundred times as much flash and includes WiFi. Attendees will each Make circuits using a parts kit with a Wemos, temperature sensor, breadboard, LEDs and other components to begin to experiment in the fun world of Arduino-ish devices. All you need to bring is your laptop.
You will leave class with knowledge, documentation, parts list and programs to acquire supplies and monitor your world.
My DMS username: @bpamplin
UPDATE: Due to popular demand, all my Arduino classes will now feature a segment on Making a mini Times Square sign using a Nano and seven RGB LED strips.
Special Considerations and Warnings
Bring your laptop computer.