IxD Tools: Introducing Arduino

Michael Wolf
2011
Event date: 
November 28, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Bank
71 Harrington Street
Cape Town, WC
South Africa
Event description: 

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IxD Tools: Introducing Arduino

IxDA Cape Town, Arduino Club Cape Town and CPUT invite you to an Introduction evening to Arduino with speakers, project demos and networking.

Admission: Free

RSVP: info@interactiondesign.co.za

What is Arduino?

Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board.

Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can be communicate with software running on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP.) The boards can be assembled by hand or purchased preassembled; the open-source IDE can be downloaded for free.

The Arduino programming language is an implementation of Wiring, a similar physical computing platform, which is based on the Processing multimedia programming environment.

 (from the official Arduino website

 

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