[oshug-announce] OSHUG 66 — Shrimping (hand-built Arduino) workshop, Thursday 19th April.

Andrew Back andrew at abopen.com
Thu Apr 5 09:34:48 UTC 2018


Registration is now open for the 66th meeting, a Shrimping workshop for
children and adults, held in partnership with BCS OSSG.




OSHUG #66 — Shrimping (hand-built Arduino) workshop for children and adults

19 April 2018, 18:30 - 20:00 at BCS London, 1st Floor, The Davidson
Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA.

  Registration: http://oshug.org/event/66

The shrimp is a small Arduino compatible computer built on a breadboard.

In this 1.5 hour workshop you will learn how to build and program a
Shrimp, with two projects. Bring your children (7 and up)

— Workshop details

Project 1. Flashing LED. This project is to get you started. You will
build the shrimp, and get it to flash a small LED. You will then learn
how to program the shrimp to change how the LED flashes.

Project 2. Persistence of vision. You will add a line of LEDs to your
shrimp, and program it to flash them at very high speed, so when waved
in the air it spells out a message.

At the end of the workshop you can take your shrimp home with you.

This workshop is suitable for anyone over the age of 7. For children
7-11, it is very much about following instructions to build a computer.
For older children (our record is 92), you will start to understand how
a computer works and want to explore how much it can be modified.

BCS Open Source SG will supply the Shrimping kits. You'll need to bring
a laptop with the free Arduino IDE installed

— Speaker Biographies

Dr Jeremy Bennett is Chair of the BCS Open Source Specialist Group. He
is also Chief Executive of Embecosm who provide open source compiler
development services. A former academic he is author of the standard
textbook "Introduciton to Compiling Techniques" (McGraw-Hill 1990, 1995,

Note: Please aim to arrive by 18:15 as the event will start at 18:30 prompt.


Andrew Back

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