About this Event
LCD displays are awesome accessories for microcontroller projects but getting started can be daunting for those not familiar with libraries, protocols and connecting components. No electronics or programming experience is required. All parts except your laptop will be provided.
Goals are to:
- Install and learn to use the Arduino IDE and a brief intro to the C programming language.
- Wire up simple circuits on the breadboard.
- Modify the sample programs to show temperature and other information.
- Understand how simple it is to add a display to your Arduino projects.
I like to encourage students without electronics or programming experience to see that its possible to jump into the Arduino hobby and see that it can be easy and fun. Knowledge can be furthered by taking other DMS classes, internet tutorials and youtube videos.
The main focus will be for beginners using parts kits containing an Arduino Nano, Wemos D1 Mini ESP8266, 20x4 I2C LCD Display, breadboard, KY-001 (DS18B20) temperature sensor and other components. More experienced hobbyists are welcome as well.
Students will leave class with enough knowledge, parts list, documentation and programs to be able to repeat the exercises at home after you acquire your own parts. The programs are very simple and generally single function. This makes it easy to use them as a base for your future projects.
PM me @bpamplin if there are things you would like to cover in class. No guarantees, but I’ll try to help.
I will bring USB drives with a complete installation including libraries and programs for Windows systems. If you plan to bring an Apple or Linux laptop, try to install Arduino from the following link. If there are any problems, we can do it in class.
The class is limited to six so I can work with everyone as needed.
Special Considerations and Warnings
Please bring a notebook computer with a USB port. Some thin notebooks do not include a USB port but have USB dongles available,