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Arduino Day 2015 – Schedule

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We’re still working through exactly what will be presented on Saturday for Arduino Day, but here’s a rough idea… We can always adjust content based on the attending audience… And if more people show up in the afternoon or evening, we can always run through things again. We’re going to play this a lot by-ear.

More about Arduino Day can be found here…

We will be running an Arduino project challenge contest! Using an Arduino (or related micro), along with any resources and tools in the Interlock space, and/or materials you bring yourself, what cool thing can you build?  Some old hardware (printers, scanners, misc parts) will be available to take apart… Judging will happen at 9:30, points will be awarded for usefulness, niftiness, artistic quality, and technical depth…   The winner(s) will get something, to be determined. 😉

Throughout the day, we’ll have the doors open for all who want to visit and participate, or just check us and our space out. We’ll be around all day to help you with your Arduino project, or get help from you on our projects! 😉


10:00 am – Doors open, Coffee will be available, get settled in, get to know each other. Project workshop time as well (throughout the day)

11:00 am – Intro to Arduino – What it is, how to use it, some basic interfacing with buttons and lights.

Noon – Lunch!  Sub sandwiches and beverages will be available.

1:00 pm – Project Circus – show off your project.  casual presentations.

2:00 pm – Arduino Communications – How to get your computer to talk with the Ardy, and get them to talk with devices.

3:00 pm – Analog interfacing with Alex – how to work with other kinds of peripherals

4:00 pm –  Project Circus

5:00 pm – Dinner! Pizza and beverages will be available.

6:00 pm – Workshop Time (or TBD)

7:00 pm – Workshop Time (or TBD)

8:00 pm – Workshop Time (or TBD)

9:00 pm – Project Challenge voting! (at 9:30)

10:00 pm – End of the event.  We’ll probably stick around for a while anyway.

You can RSVP over on the Meetup page for this event…


from on March 26th, 2015Comments0 Comments

Tidied up a bit!

Last Tuesday and this Tuesday a few of us cleaned up the space and rearranged things a bit.  The goal was to have more workspace for the Arduino Day workshops, and to have things on display that were more representative of who we are.  We installed a few shelves to store projects-in-development (that don’t fit or we don’t want to put them in our lockers or offices), as well as to show off some completed projects.  The shelves are a bit bare right now, but we’ll fill them up soon enough!  Here are some pics to show what the place is like right now…

The lounge after the 2015-03 cleanup.

The lounge after the 2015-03 cleanup.

The electronics bench after the 2015-03 cleanup.

The electronics bench after the 2015-03 cleanup.

The board room after the 2015-03 cleanup.

The board room after the 2015-03 cleanup.

The workshop after the 2015-03 cleanup.

The workshop after the 2015-03 cleanup.


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Join us for Arduino Day!

Arduino Day 2015

Coming up on March 28th, is Arduino Day!  It’s a worldwide celebration of that little blue board that we all know (or have possibly seen, or maybe you haven’t…) Regardless of your skill and knowledge level with Arduino boards, we will have something fun for you.

A full schedule of events has been posted here…

All day: Workshop time – Work on your project, get help on hardware and software…

We will have a few spare boards to work with, bring your computer and have some fun!

Come by and visit, stay for a while, stay for the day! Join us for a seminar, meal or snacks…  We will have the doors unlocked all day.  Bring projects you’ve worked on in the past, projects you’d like help on, or ideas for projects we can work on together!

from on March 14th, 2015Comments2 Comments