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