Image courtesy flickr user Andrew Watson
Image courtesy flickr user Andrew Watson

Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in our Conference Room

Registration has closed since the workshop is full.

Everybody wants to rule the world - or at least control it. The purpose of this course is to give you the knowledge and hands-on experience with a tiny yet powerful microcontroller that will let you do just that. You will learn enough about microcontroller programming and electronics to let you sense real world properties such as temperature, illumination, and magnetism, make decisions based on what was sensed, and then take some action as a result – light up a light with different colors, make some sound, or operate another electronic device. Bring a laptop computer (either Windows, Mac, or Linux) that you will use to write programs. You will go home with your own microcontroller development board, equipped with a new understanding of how to use it to control the world.

Presented by Ed Kalin, a graduate of MIT and a long-time electronics enthusiast. His background includes working for the IBM Research Division and co-founding Xanboo, Inc., an Internet home automation and monitoring company. Ed is currently acting CEO of Stor Networks, Inc., creators of the LykeBox service that connects consumers with their favorite brands.

Kalin will be assisted by Vladimir Mariano, a graduate of West Virginia University with a B.S in Geology. He developed a love for mechatronics during his time at college.

Join us for our next Science Cafe Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. with Jacob Meisel, weather enthusiast.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).