Oct 082006
 

spooky

Yesterday was the first of the four classes that comprise the Spooky Projects – Introduction to Microcontrollers with Arduino. Click that link to read the class notes and see some of the links mentioned.

The class seemed to go okay. We finished a little early. I had packed the first class a bit light fearing we’d be fighting USB serial driver issues, but the students in this class are all smart cookies and solved any issues they had themselves.

Logistically, the class was sponsored and held at Machine Project. They have a new large open area downstairs that is perfect for meetings or classes of around 15 people. It’s a great space and separated from the main gallery space meaning that classes and gallery showings don’t collide.

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  8 Responses to “Spooky Arduino Projects”

  1. [...] One of my favorite makers, Todbot is doing a “Spooky Projects” class held at the Machine Project… He writes, – “Yesterday was the first of the four classes that comprise the Spooky Projects – Introduction to Microcontrollers with Arduino. Click that Original Link to read the class notes and see some of the Original Links mentioned.” [via] – Original Link. [...]

  2. will you be posting the notes for the other three classes? theyre very helpful for an arduino n00b like myself…

  3. Christolles, as we do each class, I’ll be putting the notes up. By the end of October, the classes will be finished and all the notes will be in place.

  4. I can’t find an email address on your site, so posting here is all I can think of. If I click a link from google reader to your site, all articles give a PHP preg_replace error having to do with highlighting google search terms.

  5. Hi Anonymous,
    I’m not sure what problem Google Reader is triggering, as the highlighting works on the three different browsers I’ve tried, but I disabled search highlighting just in case.

  6. Hi!
    Arduino is fine, but is provided with one
    big drawback. Bootloader. I´ve bulid a I/O Board for arduino. attempt to download a
    hex file to my Atmega168, but, but NO. Watch arduino FAQ page
    as told me I need an another programmer to
    download a bootloader to my Atmega168. But
    i´ve not an another bootloader.
    So what to do?

  7. Hi Rune,
    I’m not sure I understand. Are you trying to program another ATmega168 using the Arduino board? The Arduino board is not a general AVR programmer. As you note, it has a bootloader that makes programming its own AVR chip easy, but it can’t program other AVR chips.

    However, you can plug the $35 AVRISP mkII into an Arduino board to program as many ATmega8/168-style AVR chips as you like.

  8. I have a few Arduino projects I have been working on that I would like to share. I have a really popular PHP Serial project I have been working on that is pretty cool. I have a special area on my blog just for Arduino projects. Here is the link http://missionduke.com/arduino-projects/

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