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Arduino – June 4 & 11

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Where: Clippinger 036, Ohio University, Athens OH.

When: 6-8PM

What: The Arduino Microcontroller is a small computer that allows one to easily interface with the world: light lights, sense buttons, run motors, …. This open-source design is one of the major fixtures in the modern-day Do-It-Yourself community. Our first two Maker gatherings of the summer will focus on the Arduino. We’ll have projects for both beginners and more advanced users. Workshops are for Middle School and High-school aged kids. Parents are encouraged to hang around, especially for the younger kids. We will have a collection of kits, but feel free to bring your own if you have one.

Local ARDX Examples (link)

ARIS – Augmented Reality and Game Design – July 31, 2014

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Thursday July 31 – 6-8PM

Dr. Seann Dikkers
Uniquely, mobile devices can locate a person within a few meters. Unlike many mobile applications, some of them can use location to tell stories and involve the player in location-based games – or augmented reality. This session will introduce you to this genre of digital narratives and we’ll spend most of our time learning to design and make location based interactive adventures. No programming skills are needed, we’ll show you all you need to know to make your own. Bring your own laptop and iOS device if you have them, we’ll have a few extras if you do not

Insect Bot Workshop Sat June 28, 2014

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Saturday June 28 – 9AM-12noon

Come build a cute little insect robot from a couple of motors and a tiny Arduino-compatible board. The kit cost will be around $30-$35 and includes everything needed to bring this little creature to ‘life’. In the process you’ll learn a little more about programming Arduinos and controlling motors. You can check it out at the DFRobot site.

We’ll need to figure out how many kits to purchase, so we’ll need people to contact me in advance. We need to know by Thursday June 19 at the absolute latest so I can put the order in Thursday night.

Athens Makers

27 Arduino workshop_FB_croppedAthens Makers seeks to build and grow together in creative and constructive learning opportunities – for fun.

Check out the web site for upcoming events.  The plan is to offer a variety of events and workshops throughout this summer. Check out the posts above for details.

We’re in the process of fleshing out the opportunities for the summer. We are looking to offer workshops and open work nights on Thursdays from 6-8PM throughout the summer with a couple of longer workshop opportunities on Saturday mornings.

While there are certain themes that carry throughout the summer, participants are not expected to attend all of the workshops. Pick and choose what sounds interesting. We’ll try to make note if there are ‘prerequisites’ you need to be aware of.