[clug-talk] Microcontroller Workshop Sign-up and Information
sgrover at open2space.com
Tue Dec 4 00:54:57 PST 2007
John E Jardine wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> I'm interested - final answer will depend on the date. For your
> planning purposes I'll definitely get the kit though.
> On Mon, 2007-12-03 at 20:22 -0700, Mark Carlson wrote:
>> Hello all!
>> I'm looking for responses to see who is interested in attending a
>> workshop focused on microcontrollers.
>> I didn't think I would be starting on the microcontroller workshop
>> until the SBC workshop was done, but it looks like I found a winner
>> for the hardware for this one already, so I might as well get things
>> AVR Butterfly - http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools_card.asp?tool_id=3146
>> More info at http://www.atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc4271.pdf
>> The cost for the hardware so far is $22.50 + shipping + tax (right
>> now, anyway) but you will need a serial port (usb->serial is fine) and
>> a computer (might need to be either Linux or Windows, not sure yet,)
>> (unless we can get booked into a computer lab to do the workshop.)
>> Minimal programming experience is required. You should know how
>> compiling code works, and not balk at a language you haven't seen
>> before (might end up doing some ASM, otherwise it will be C.)
>> Workshop goal:
>> Introduction to microcontrollers. Show how the hardware is organized,
>> and how to write software to interact with the hardware.
>> Workshop date and time:
>> Not decided yet. Probably on a weekend in January or February. More
>> details as the date gets closer.
>> List of features at:
>> - Show:
>> --- how microcontrollers work
>> --- what kind of things they can do (DIO/ADC/etc.)
>> --- much of the contents of the users guide
>> - Do:
>> --- minimal changes to the existing code
>> --- maybe write new code? ideas?
>> -Mark C.
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