Arduino


Arduino is one of the platforms you can use for making electronic controllers. It is a small cheap open-source micro-controller you can program in a relatively simple programming language and which is able to perform tasks that previously required quite complex systems. Using an Arduino you can make robots, self-steering machines, advanced measuring equipment or even control an 3D-printer. Arduino’s can be linked to an vast list of extensions: sensors, accelerometers, GPS-systems, Bluetooth- and radio-connections etcetera. The possibilities are almost endless. Artists are now starting to use Arduino in building interactive installations. Researchers can cheaply build measuring equipment offering a whole new range of possibilities. And besides Arduino there are more platforms, each with its own characteristics and possibilities, like Raspberry Pi and Dwengo. At FabLab Wageningen there are several persons who use Arduino in their projects. They can help you with your project if you need assistance. And we organise evenings where we exchange information on what to do with micro-controllers and how to use them.

This Autumn the FabLab offers a new, 8 -week course on Arduino, given by Arthur Rep, a local enthousiast. On 8 Tuesdays in September, October and November you will learn everything (well, almost) about the Arduino and its’ uses and you will be able to use the power of Arduino’s for your own projects.

The course will include both hardware (you will get a box of items you can use at home) and software (mainly C++). Programming experience is not necessary, but will help. Please bring your own laptop, if you have one.

The course costs EUR 120 for members and EUR 180 for non-members. Interested ? Mail to info@fablabwag.nl .

 


Arduino project
Voor een theatervoorstelling is een installatie met kwisknoppen gemaakt. Wanneer een team op één van de rode knoppen drukt reageert een deel van het decor met licht en geluid. De kwismaster gebruikt de groene knop om de knoppen weer in de start-stand te zetten. Hiervoor is een Arduino Uno gebruikt met een shield met 4 relais. Het geheel is in een vintage kastje gebouwd dat als decorstuk dienst deed.