When Tue Jan 22 7pm — 9pm
Where Purple Classroom
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Beginner to intermediate level class to introduce popular hobby motor types, wire up circuits to utilize them, and download programs to control them.
Host Bernard Gray


  • Cost: Free

Cancellations for this event must be made before January 22, 2019 — 7:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Many Arduino projects require moving things. Motors may be used to move (proverbial) mountains. Depending on what and how it needs to be moved, there are considerations and options for choosing the right type.

Goals are to:
- Introduce some popular types of hobby motors for Arduino projects.
- Discuss pros/cons and factors to consider when choosing a motor for your project.
- Download provided programs to the Arduino.
- Encourage simple program changes to customize programs. We will not cover programming but will discuss changing certain lines to customize results.

I wholeheartedly agree with my friend and colleague, Brady Pamplin, when he stated, "I like to encourage students without electronics or programming experience to see that it is possible to jump into the Arduino hobby and have fun. Your abilities can be then be furthered by taking other DMS classes, reading internet tutorials and watching youtube videos."

The main focus will be on beginners using parts kits containing an Arduino Nano, a potentiometer, an L298N H-bridge motor driver module, and various motors. All parts will be supplied. You will need to bring a laptop with standard USB ports.

My intent is that you leave this class with enough knowledge, documentation, and programs to be able to repeat the exercises at home after you acquire your own parts. The programs are relatively simple and straightforward. This makes it easy to use them as a base for your future projects.

PM me on Talk (@Bernard_Gray) if there are things you would like to cover in class. No guarantees, but I’ll try to help.

Please try to install the Arduino IDE before class. We can work on it during lab time if you cannot do it before class.

The class is limited to five so I can work with you individually.

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.
- Please try to install the Arduino IDE before class. https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software