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TeenAugmentedRealityWorkshop-Grades6-12

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aurasmaWhat is Augmented Reality (AR) and what can I do with it? Learn how to use the app Aurasma to enhance images with sound, video, and graphics. Bring a smartphone or tablet with the free Aurasma app installed. For grades 6-12. Register online.
 

Weeks Seminar Room
Maker Movement, Technology, Teen
High School, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Arduino Board Usergroups/Workshops

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arduino boardLearn how to use the Arduino board, a small programmable electronics board. The Fairfield County Makers' Guild will teach the SIX SESSIONS for anyone with an interest in electronic circuits and the ability to learn coding. Anyone can attend, and this will be of special interest to those who attended the overview session on July 31st. Each session will focus on a new problem(s)! Register online.

The sessions are scheduled from 7:00-8:30 PM: on:
Monday - August 26th - Digital I/O :Buttons and LEDs will be used together. More complex interaction than just turning a LED on and off will also be introduced and used during the lab.

 Monday - September 9th -Serial Communication: Introduction to the serial communication capability of the Arduino with a computer. This can be used in debugging and for extra control of a project. (Come to this session at 6:30 if you would like a 1/2 overview of some of the essential concepts of ELECTRICITY related to the use and functioning of the ARDUINO.)

Monday - September 30th-Analog Input: Many forms of sensors/inputs use an analog voltage to indicate their state. This class will show how to read those voltages and use the information in a project. Potentiometers, Flex Sensors, and Photoresistors will be used in experiments.

Monday - October 7th- Analog Output: PWM (pulse width modulation) can be used to set the brightness of an LED. It can also be used to control a servo.

Tuesday - October 15th- Power: Often devices such as motors and relays will require more current (Amps) than the Arduino can provide. We will introduce the use of transistors, and also offer some alternative methods.

Tuesday - November 5th -Interfacing with External Chips: Sometimes a microcontroller by itself is not capable of doing everything required by a project, so external chips are required to get the job done. In this instance we will experiment with using a shift register to get more output pins.There are 20 spots available to work with a Library Arduino Kit (Two people will share each kit. If you sign up alone you will be paired with another registered person.) You must bring a laptop with the Arduino IDE installed (it's a free software). 

 (Here is a link to the Guide book that we will be using.)

There are also 20 spots available if you have your own kit.

If the hands-on registration is full when you register, please register to observe and learn more about the potential of the Arduino Boards!

If you are using a kit from the library ONE of the two people sharing will need to have a laptop with the ARDUINO software installed:  http://arduino.cc/en/main/software.

We will be using the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit for the class. As stated above the Westport Library is providing 10 kits to be shared by 20 participants for use at the workshop only.  Sparkfun has come out with a new version of the kit (V3). It's basically the same thing we have been using with minor changes and they added an LCD screen and a few more projects.  Here is the link:

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11576, if you wish to purchase your own. 

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Technology

Arduino Board Usergroups/Workshops

Please see full event listing for date.

arduino boardLearn how to use the Arduino board, a small programmable electronics board. The Fairfield County Makers' Guild will teach the SIX SESSIONS for anyone with an interest in electronic circuits and the ability to learn coding. Anyone can attend, and this will be of special interest to those who attended the overview session on July 31st. Each session will focus on a new problem(s)! Register online.

The sessions are scheduled from 7:00-8:30 PM: on:
Monday - August 26th
Monday - September 9th
Monday - September 30th
Monday - October 7th
Tuesday - October 15th
Tuesday - November 5th

There are 20 spots available to work with a Library Arduino Kit (Two people will share each kit. If you sign up alone you will be paired with another registered person.) You must bring a laptop with the Arduino IDE installed (it's a free software). (Here is a link to the Guide book that we will be using.)

There are also 20 spots available if you have your own kit.

If the hands-on registration is full when you register, please register to observe and learn more about the potential of the Arduino Boards!

 

We will be using the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit for the class. As stated above the Westport Library is providing 10 kits to be shared by 20 participants for use at the workshop only. The kits are available at https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11227, if you wish to purchase your own. 

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Technology

Arduino Board Usergroups/Workshops

Please see full event listing for date.

arduino boardLearn how to use the Arduino board, a small programmable electronics board. The Fairfield County Makers' Guild will teach the SIX SESSIONS for anyone with an interest in electronic circuits and the ability to learn coding. Anyone can attend, and this will be of special interest to those who attended the overview session on July 31st. Each session will focus on a new problem(s)! Register online.

The sessions are scheduled from 7:00-8:30 PM: on:
Monday - August 26th
Monday - September 9th
Monday - September 30th
Monday - October 7th
Tuesday - October 15th
Tuesday - November 5th

There are 20 spots available to work with a Library Arduino Kit (Two people will share each kit. If you sign up alone you will be paired with another registered person.) You must bring a laptop with the Arduino IDE installed (it's a free software). (Here is a link to the Guide book that we will be using.)

There are also 20 spots available if you have your own kit.

If the hands-on registration is full when you register, please register to observe and learn more about the potential of the Arduino Boards!

 

We will be using the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit for the class. As stated above the Westport Library is providing 10 kits to be shared by 20 participants for use at the workshop only. The kits are available at https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11227, if you wish to purchase your own. 

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Technology

Arduino Board Usergroups/Workshops

Please see full event listing for date.

arduino boardLearn how to use the Arduino board, a small programmable electronics board. The Fairfield County Makers' Guild will teach the SIX SESSIONS for anyone with an interest in electronic circuits and the ability to learn coding. Anyone can attend, and this will be of special interest to those who attended the overview session on July 31st. Each session will focus on a new problem(s)! Register online.

The sessions are scheduled from 7:00-8:30 PM: on:
Monday - August 26th
Monday - September 9th
Monday - September 30th
Monday - October 7th
Tuesday - October 15th
Tuesday - November 5th

There are 20 spots available to work with a Library Arduino Kit (Two people will share each kit. If you sign up alone you will be paired with another registered person.) You must bring a laptop with the Arduino IDE installed (it's a free software). (Here is a link to the Guide book that we will be using.)

There are also 20 spots available if you have your own kit.

If the hands-on registration is full when you register, please register to observe and learn more about the potential of the Arduino Boards!

 

We will be using the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit for the class. As stated above the Westport Library is providing 10 kits to be shared by 20 participants for use at the workshop only. The kits are available at https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11227, if you wish to purchase your own. 

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Technology

Arduino Board Usergroups/Workshops

Please see full event listing for date.

arduino boardLearn how to use the Arduino board, a small programmable electronics board. The Fairfield County Makers' Guild will teach the SIX SESSIONS for anyone with an interest in electronic circuits and the ability to learn coding. Anyone can attend, and this will be of special interest to those who attended the overview session on July 31st. Each session will focus on a new problem(s)! Register online.

The sessions are scheduled from 7:00-8:30 PM: on:
Monday - August 26th
Monday - September 9th
Monday - September 30th
Monday - October 7th
Tuesday - October 15th
Tuesday - November 5th

There are 20 spots available to work with a Library Arduino Kit (Two people will share each kit. If you sign up alone you will be paired with another registered person.) You must bring a laptop with the Arduino IDE installed (it's a free software). (Here is a link to the Guide book that we will be using.)

There are also 20 spots available if you have your own kit.

If the hands-on registration is full when you register, please register to observe and learn more about the potential of the Arduino Boards!

 

We will be using the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit for the class. As stated above the Westport Library is providing 10 kits to be shared by 20 participants for use at the workshop only. The kits are available at https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11227, if you wish to purchase your own. 

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Technology

Arduino Board Usergroups/Workshops

Please see full event listing for date.

arduino boardLearn how to use the Arduino board, a small programmable electronics board. The Fairfield County Makers' Guild will teach the SIX SESSIONS for anyone with an interest in electronic circuits and the ability to learn coding. Anyone can attend, and this will be of special interest to those who attended the overview session on July 31st. Each session will focus on a new problem(s)! Register online.
To help with the cost of these workshops attendees are asked to pay $40 for the entire series OR $10 per session.

The sessions are scheduled from 7:00-8:30 PM: on:
Monday - August 26th
Monday - September 9th
Monday - September 30th
Monday - October 7th
Tuesday - October 15th
Tuesday - November 5th

There are 20 spots available to work with a Library Arduino Kit (Two people will share each kit. If you sign up alone you will be paired with another registered person.) You must bring a laptop with the Arduino IDE installed (it's a free software). (Here is a link to the Guide book that we will be using.)

There are also 30 spots available if you have your own kit or wish to observe.

We will be using the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit for the class. As stated above the Westport Library is providing 10 kits to be shared by 20 participants for use at the workshop only. The kits are available at https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11576  if you wish to purchase your own. (The previous kits are out of stock and have been replaced by these newer ones!!!)

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Technology

Augmented Reality Workshop

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augmented realityWhat is Augmented Reality (AR) and what can I do with it? AR is a live view of an image whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. In other words, it’s making static images come alive. This presentation and workshop by Westport Library Asst. Director Bill Derry will define Augmented Reality and provide an opportunity for participants to create their own AR with their mobile device using apps.

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Technology

Augmented Reality Workshop

Please see full event listing for date.

augmented realityWhat is Augmented Reality (AR) and what can I do with it? AR is a live view of a target image through an AR APP which triggers an overlay made up of a combination of audio, still images and/or video.  The overlay augments or adds new information about the image. This presentation and workshop by Westport Library Asst. Director Bill Derry will define Augmented Reality and provide an opportunity for participants to create their own AR with their mobile device.  All are welcome, but in order to take part in the workshop you will need a smart mobile device. Please download AURASMA to your ipad, iphone, android or other mobile device before the workshop, if possible.

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Technology

MakerSpace Birthday Party Video

July 17, 2013

Over a hundred people came to help celebrate the first anniversary of the MakerSpace, which has generated media attention from around the country.

Watch this short video:

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