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General Discussion / Organization Meeting Discussion Topics
« Last post by Jon Pellant on April 02, 2015, 10:11:05 AM »
I am not going to be able to make tonight's discussion. Here are some topics that I would hope we can discuss moving forward.

Topics for discussion
  • Organization (interim (until bylaws are voted on) president, etc.)
  • Funding (how are we going to raise and manage capital)
  • Funding (how are we going to raise and manage capital)
  • ByLaws (we probably need to have that discussion before leadership/organization)
  • Future ‘discussions’/‘skull sessions’
  • How do we want to communicate? NYC Resistor uses a yahoo group and people communicate that way. HackManhattan uses a email-list (Blabber). We have Meetup (which can be an email distribution list; however, not many options (e.g., digests, etc). We also have a forum that really is only being used by me at the moment. Facebook doesn’t appear to elicit discussion very well.
  • Help with web site
  • Logo design. We have some resident artists in our group. I would like to see some submissions to the group for a logo design.
General Discussion / Arduino Day 3/28/15
« Last post by Jon Pellant on March 23, 2015, 02:55:14 PM »
I will do a 1-hour “crash course” just to wet your appetite. We will then take a break and do a 3-hour thing with more detail.

   • Introduction to Arduino
   • Lab 1: Blinky
   • Overview of programming API
   • BREAK (die-hards stay on)
   • Writing Analog PWM pins
   • Reading Analog ADC Pins
   • Lab 2: Mixing Light
   • Multitasking (Service Routines)
   • Making Sound
   • Lab 3: Musino
   • Introduction to state machines
   • Demo: Morse Code Sender
   • Advanced Topics

   • Arduino
   • Laptop
   • Led
Die-Hards (above and):
   • Breadboard (any size)
   • Wire jumpers (at least 12)
   • Either an RGB LED module with discrete leads or discrete RGB LEDs
   • 3 x 100-400 Ω resistors (all the same preferably)
   • Piezoelectric buzzer (no oscillators)
   • Potentiometer (1-10 kΩ (or there about))

Let me know how this sounds. It is hard to get more than 3 Labs in this short of class. The way I like to do labs is to a) give instruction b) let people try it c) build the solution live (or walk through the solution on more complicated things). They Morse Code Sender uses all the things in the class and more of a take home challenge. I walk through my solutions which uses a state machine, realtime scheduling and multi-tasking.

What elements of these do we have ‘lying around’? I have to honestly do an inventory.
General Discussion / Welcome to SMF!
« Last post by Simple Machines on March 15, 2015, 11:19:53 AM »
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