Arduino: controlling sensors (intermediate)

Columbus Idea Foundry

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Columbus Idea Foundry 421 W State St ColumbusOH  43215
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Columbus Idea Foundry 421 W State St ColumbusOH  43215

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What's Included

Instructor: Andrew Frueh In this class we will learn about hooking up sensors to Arduino. Sensors allow your project to be aware of the environment so it can respond accordingly – make a light-sensitive robot, automate your garden, build an interactive art work. We will be experimenting with accelerometers, distance sensors, temperature sensors, light sensors, and more.  We will cover: ◦ power requirements (5v vs 3v), ◦ a survey of inexpensive sensors, ◦ building support circuitry, ◦ how to make use of sensor data,  You will need: ◦ Your own Arduino board (you may pre-purchase online during registration if you register a minimum of 5 days before class), ◦ Your own computer with the Arduino IDE installed (OR you can use our Linux computers ready to go), ◦ A basic understanding of Arduino (connecting the board, uploading code, etc.), ◦ Basic electronic knowledge (voltage, resistance, current, etc.), ◦ Any sensors you would like to play with, but instructor will have some for you to use in class. This is an intermediate level class, Intro to Arduino is recommended (or equivalent experience). Email if you have any questions.

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The Columbus Idea Foundry is Ohio’s largest community workshop, maker space, and learning center.  We offer variety of conventional and high tech tools: wood shop, metal smithing and foundry, laser cutter & engraver, CNC ShopBot, electronics, jewelry, warm glass, photography, and more.

We are home to 20 in-house artists, artisans and small businesses, have a rich network of more than 150 members including 50+ entrepreneurs.

We teach classes, host special events and more. Conveniently located minutes from downtown and the Short North off I-71 and 5th Ave.  Learn more at or email

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