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Starting Out!

posted Oct 31, 2014, 6:32 AM by Gord Sellar   [ updated Oct 31, 2014, 8:42 AM ]
Hi guys! 

So, we've been working with Arduino for a little while now. Peter, Taein, Jaemin, and Jaehyun have all been working with Arduino. We all started at the same place:

 - The Analog Input tutorial, which allows you to use a photoresistor or a potentiometer to control a LED. 

However, we've moved on to different tutorials. Here are some of the projects different people have tried:

 - Blink: Turn an LED on and off (without a potentiometer or photoresistor).
 - Fade: Use of analog output to fade an LED.
 - Button: use a pushbutton to control an LED.
 - Button State Change: counting the number of button pushes: this uses the same wiring as BUTTON above, but the code is different. Trying both and studying the code is a great way to learn about code! 

If these sound interesting to you and you haven't given them a try, make sure to try them out. If you can't make one work, bring it over and I'll help you figure it out. 

For those who do understand and complete them, we'll spend some time with Button State Change studying "Modulo Operations" (don't worry, it's easy!) and learning to alter code to do different things with that operation!

And don't forget Sylvia: she's the girl who helped me introduce Arduino to you. You should drop by her Youtube channel and thank her for helping you discover such a cool, fun hobby!

Keep working on your projects and eventually -- when you are able to write your own code -- we'll try have a larger group get-together so you can share your discoveries and talk about bigger projects you'd like to try.