[clug-talk] Microcontroller Workshop Sign-up and Information
clarkej at cuug.ab.ca
Tue Dec 4 20:36:30 PST 2007
Please add me to your sign up list, thanks! John Clarke
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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