Week 01: Introductions and Tutorials

Intro to Arduino + Electronics

  1. Arduino software and Arduino Uno micro-controller anatomy lesson. Here is a link to the Arduino tutorial that Michael referenced during his Arduino workshop.
  2. Day 1: Uploading a program > blink an LED!
  3. Day 1: Creating basic circuits and controlling / reading them
  4. Day 2: Motor basics (Servo motors, Potentiometers (for control), and Stepper motors)

Intro to Grasshopper + Firefly

  1. Grasshopper 101
  2. Firefly 101 and the Firefly User's Guide
  3. Connecting Firefly to basic circuits and controlling / reading them
  4. Motor basics (Servos, DC Motors, Stepper Motors)
  5. Sensor basics (buttons, sliders + dimmers, light sensors)