InstructorSagar Sapkota
TypeOnsite Course
DateSep 29, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017
Place27 Stewart Avenue., Blacktown, NSW, 2148
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Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM- Monday-Friday. Please check the date before you enrol.

The course fee includes all the required components.

Please participate in the basic electronics course before you enrol in this course. It is difficult to learn Arduino without knowing the basics of electronics.

If you want to make a career in electronics, you need to know both basic electronics and microcontroller/Arduino based projects because Arduino teaches you how to USE things but basic electronics teaches you how to CREATE things.

The following video from eevBlog explains why you should learn the basics of electronics. The person talking on the video is not related to BUILDCIRCUIT, he is NOT the instructor.

About the course:

This is a basic Arduino course for absolute beginners and hobbyists.  This workshop is suitable for those who already know the basics of electronics or have participated in this workshop. Visit the basic electronics workshop page.

The main purpose of this course is to demonstrate how an Arduino makes electronic projects simpler and demonstrate the advantages of Arduino over basic electronics. For example, in the basic electronics workshop, we make a blinking LED project using discrete components, in this workshop, you will learn how to do the same project using an Arduino. This will give you an opportunity to understand the differences between a microcontroller and non-microcontroller based projects. Likewise, we will demonstrate FM receivers, Audio Amplifiers, LED chasers, infrared testers, counter made with and without Arduino. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop students will:

  • Be able to program basic Arduino projects
  • Be able to test different modules, sensors and breakout boards.
  • Be able to work with LCD, ultrasonic range finder, Real time clock, LDR, thermistor, MicroSD card, Temperature sensor, Accelerometer, Buzzer, RGB LED, etc.
  • Take away all the components
  • Be able to continue learning Arduino on their own.

Demonstration of several projects: We will demonstrate several projects that are similar to the projects that we will build during the workshop. That will give you the knowledge about modifications and playing with your own ideas. You will learn how you can modify or add functionality to a project.  For example, we will show you different types of FM receivers, line following robot, etc.

Course topics : 

  • Basic electronic theories
  • Installation of Arduino IDE
  • Installing Arduino Library
  • Understanding Arduino programming
  • Experiments with Arduino Modules and Shields
  • Resources for continuing learning Arduino

Projects during the workshop:

  1. LED Blinker: This will be the first Arduino experiment. This experiment will clarify the importance of microcontroller over basic electronics.
  2. Push button experiment: In this experiment, you will make a simple push button counter.
  3. Real time clock module experiment: Display date and time on the LCD
  4. LCD experiment: Learn how to use an LCD and display the push button count on the LCD
  5. Ultrasonic range finder: Display the distance between your Arduino and an obstacle on the LCD
  6. Light/Dark sensor using photoresistor: Display light sensor data on an LCD.
  7. Temperature/heat Sensor using thermistor: Display light sensor data on the LCD.
  8. MicroSD module: Experiment saving temperature and light sensor values on a MicroSD card
  9. ADXL335 accelerometer experiment
  10. Infrared based LED experiment: Turn on an LED using a normal remote control
  11. Make a 4 digit digital object counter: Count objects using this project. Also make an up counter.
  12. Motor sensor experiment: In this experiment, you will see how a motion triggers an LED.
  13. Humidity sensor experiment: In this experiment, you will learn how to make a humidity sensor and display it on the LCD.
  14. Joystick experiment: In this experiment, you will move a joystick to light up different LEDs.
  15. Keypad experiment: In this experiment, you will display different key strokes on an LCD.
  16. Obstacle sensor experiment: Arduino senses obstacle and displays message on the LCD

At the end of the workshop, you will get links to several projects that can be made with the modules included in the workshop package.

Components worth $60 included in the package: Students will take away all the components

Students will take away several sensors, breakout boards including an Arduino board (Chinese Clone). Check out this page to know the components included in this workshop. The components can be used to make several projects. A list of possible projects will be shared to the attending students.

NOTE: We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule the course due to unforeseen circumstances. If the course is cancelled, we will refund 100% to participants.
The venue of the training is subject to changes due to class size and availability of the classroom.
The minimal class size to start a class is 2 students.

Section 1Introduction to Arduino
Lecture 1About Arduino microcontroller
Lecture 2Installing and configuring Arduino
Lecture 3Arduino Inputs and Outputs
Lecture 4Difference between Arduino and basic electronic projects
Lecture 5Arduino programming basics
Lecture 6Installing and using Arduino Libraries
Section 2Arduino Experiments
Lecture 7Using LEDsFree Preview

In this experiment, you will learn how to make a simple LED blinker. You will see the difference between a blinker built with discrete components and Arduino.

The following video shows blinker using Arduino:

This video shows a blinker using NE555 timer:

Lecture 8How to use RGB LED
Lecture 9How to use 16x2 LCD
Lecture 10How to use RTC moduleFree Preview

In this experiment, you will make an RTC module on a breadboard and use it with Arduino. 

Lecture 11Experiment with ultrasonic range finderFree Preview

In this experiment, you will display the distance between an obstacle and ultrasonic range finder module.

Lecture 12Experiment with a photoresistor
Lecture 13Experiment with a thermistor
Lecture 14Using a humidity and temperature sensor
Lecture 15How to use a MicroSD card module
Lecture 16Using an ADXL335 accelerometer
Lecture 17How to use a buzzer
Lecture 18How to make a tactile switch operated counter
Lecture 19Experiment with 1 digit and 4 digit seven segment display
Lecture 20Experiment with a motion sensor
Lecture 21Experiment Keypad
Lecture 22Experiment with a Joystick
Lecture 23Experiment with a potentiometer
Lecture 24Obstacle sensor experiment

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