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Introduction to Arduino

Intervenant(s) : Machtelt Garrels

  • Langue : Anglais
  • Type d'événement : Conférence
  • Date : Lundi 11 juillet 2011
  • Horaire : 15h20
  • Durée : 20 minutes

Lieu : Patio - 3202 (1er étage)


Arduino is an open source development platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It is intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. The boards can be built by hand or purchased preassembled ; the software can be downloaded for free. The hardware reference designs (CAD files) are available under an open-source license, you are free to adapt them to your needs.

During this talk you will get a first impression of what you can do with Arduino and how easy it is to program. We will demonstrate the user interface by example : first some simple "Hello World" code, then an example of how to program and monitor a light sensor. We will discuss some projects and showcase some of the kits that you can assemble in the soldering workshop.


Linux Advocate of the first hour, Machtelt Garrels has made many contributions to the Open Source community and has been working for over 15 years on the wider acceptance of Open Source products. She is the author of "Introduction to Linux", which has been translated into French and many other languages.