Brinn Labs hosts a variety of classes, workshops, and other events that support our Maker Initiatives. Browse through the list to check out what we've got coming up.
We can also host most of our classes and workshops as private events for your organization or you and a group of friends. Get in touch with us to find out more.
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Introduction to Arduino
May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm$30
Learn the basics of the Arduino microcontroller! We’ll look at some sample projects and then get hands-on with the Arduino. Each student will use their own computer to program an Arduino and wire up basic examples that demonstrate how to input and output data using an Arduino. Students will be given example code for each project, but also be shown how to learn more about writing code.
Concepts & Objectives
Learn the basics of the Arduino microcontroller, an open source prototyping platform that allows you to build electronic devices and experiment with circuits, sensors, motors, etc.
Materials and Tools
For the class we will supply you with an Arduino UNO compatible board, a breadboard, wires, and a variety of other parts to use. Some of the components we will explore are: potentiometers, photocells, servos, relays, and sensors.
Students will be required to bring a computer with at least one USB port. Before you come to class you should install the Arduino software. (Available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Note that a Chromebook will not work.) You should also install the CH340 driver for Arduino boards that use that driver.
This class is suitable for participants 13 years of age or older who is proficient at using a computer. If you’ve done any programming or scripting before, it will help, but is not required. If you’ve built simple circuits or done any electronics before, it will help, but is not required.
Class Size Limit
Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and arrive at least 5 minutes before class so we can start on time. If you come in late you disrupt the class and can easily miss important information.
Cancellation of Class
If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the instructor may opt to cancel class. In the event of a cancellation you will be offered a spot in a future class. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible in the case of a cancellation.
There is free street parking available on Stewart St. right across from the front door, as well as a parking lot on the corner of Stewart St. and Allis St.
Make a day of it!
Nearby options for dining and drinks include Bay View favorites including Santino’s Little Italy, Bay Street Pub, Cafe India, HoneyPie, Palomino, Cafe Centraal, Blackbird Bar and more!