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Get Your Project Started With Arduino

Dr. Don Wilcher -
Director of Manufacturing and Technology at Jefferson State Community College
June 9,
2014
Arduino Basics
The Arduino is a user-friendly electronics rapid development platform used by engineers, educators, and makers to make awesome products for consumer and industrial markets. An overview of the Arduino will be explained along with the following topics: What is an Arduino; website sources for Arduino; what can you do with an Arduino; example projects; and the Arduino architecture.
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June 10,
2014
Getting Started With Arduino
The discussion will focus on how to start using Arduino for electronics projects prototyping. Definitions of key words used in the development of Arduino projects will be explained along with the following topics: Arduino IDE; what is a Sketch; and basic Arduino projects.
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June 11,
2014
Arduino & Physical Computing
The Arduino is capable of being used in a multitude of applications and products. One design technique that allows the Arduino to be interactive within its environment is known as "physical computing".¬ù Definitions of physical computing will be examined in the class along with a tilt-sensing servo motor controller design example.
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June 12,
2014
Arduino & Biomimicry
The ability to improve process and product performance using nature is the technological innovation of toDay. Biomimicry is being used in R&D facilities as a design tool to improve future product performance and function. Definitions and an example of a biomimicry machine will be discussed toDay. Also, a biomimicry device using an Arduino will be explained, as well as a temperature-sensing example.
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June 13,
2014
Arduino & Games
In the early 70s handheld electronic games were popular. These electronic handheld devices have been replaced with video game consoles and iPhone and Android apps. In this final session, an Arduino electronic game will be discussed.
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Instructor
Dr. Don Wilcher
Director of Manufacturing and Technology at Jefferson State Community College

Dr. Don Wilcher, an Electrical Engineer, is an Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa), a Technical Education Researcher, Instructor, Maker, Emerging Technology Lecturer, Electronics Project writer, and Book Author. His Learn Electronics with Arduino book, published by Apress, has been cited 80 times in academic journals and referenced on patents.

He is the Director of Manufacturing and Technology at Jefferson State Community College. His research interest is Embedded Controls, Robotics Education, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence applications and their impact on Personalized Learning, Competency-Based Models curriculum, and instructional development in Mechatronics, Automation, IoT, Electronics, Robotics, and Industrial Maintenance Technologies. He is also the Founder and owner of MaDon Research LLC, an instructional technology consulting, technical training, and electronics project writing company serving Electronics Marketing Media, Technical and Engineering Education companies.