Posted on Monday, Dec 10th, 2012

Beginner Arduino Workshop Continues Sunday Dec 23
 
Learn the basics of Arduino an amazing open source electronics prototyping platform
 
Class Dates:
 
December 23 - Class 2 Digital and Analog pins, Pull up resistors, Variable Resistors, Blinking LEDs

January 6      - Class 3 Controlling Motors, Stepper Motors and Servos, Ping Sensors, and IR Sensors

January 13    - Class 4 Communication with Arduino - Serial, Bluetooth, Xbee, LCD Displays
 
Each class will have a Technical Learning session for about 1 hr followed by a hands on work session for 1 to 2 hrs.
 
Please bring the following for the hands on session.
 
1. Arduino (UNO, Leonardo or other flavor) 
2. LEDs assorted
3. Shields (optional but they make life easy.  We will discuss more in the first class)
4. Sensors, Xbee, Bluetooth, LCD display (Optional there will be some to play with during class)
 
All Arduino supplies can be purchased online at 
or
Locally at Microcenter or Radioshack.
Posted on Saturday, Dec 1st, 2012

Our third weather balloon had GPS failure shortly after launch.  Hopefully, someone will be kind enough to call the number on the payload.  Everyone cross your fingers in hope we get everything back!

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 20th, 2012

This is so awesome. Derek Sigler's project, which included a team at Arch Reactor, sent a balloon today to 100,000 ft with a few cameras and were able to locate the payload when it came back down. This is a picture he posted from 97,000 feet above the earth. This is very inspiring. It has been such a good day. Congratulations Derek and the team that launched it!!! Very impressive.

Video of the balloon burst, 42 seconds in,  is available here.

 
Posted on Tuesday, Nov 6th, 2012

Sunday November 4th we had the first Arduino for Artists class.  The class was well attended.  Derek covered many of the basics and demonstrated the versatility the Arduino platform provides.  The last hour of the session was turned into a working session where individuals were free to persue their own Arduino projects and get troubleshooting advice.  The link below is a Google Docs presentation from the beginning of the class.  Join us next Sunday for the second class in the series "Arduino for Artists".

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cLRybNKMOnnM3M9CeivNtpusHd-T__SA_iHHlGbJI_U/edit

Sunday November 11th we will have the second session.  If you can't make it in person join the G+ hangout!

http://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cj388s3l6aa061qffpl82ppkuko

 

Posted on Friday, Oct 12th, 2012

Arch Reactor will have a table at ARCHCON 36!  Stop by to see us and our many gadgets on display.  Sign up for a Learn to Solder class or just go ahead and sign up to be a member - you know you always wanted to be one!

We also have a panel scheduled in Marquette B on Saturday at 11:10am to ask any question you may have of us.

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