New Online Workshops
The online courses are conducted via Zoom and cover the same content as the Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced courses, however they are offered in four week blocks instead of eight week terms.
These sessions require participants to have their own computer with the Arduino and Ardublock software installed, and a Techspace Learning Arduino Kit.
These can be purchased for $150 by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once purchased, this custom kit can be picked up from Aztronics, 170 Sturt Street, Adelaide, or it can be mailed to anywhere in Australia for an additional cost.
In the event that the course is not what was expected, the kit can be returned to us for a refund. The Techspace Learning Arduino kit has all the components required for the complete Beginners course (eight weeks). A Techspace Learning Extension kit is required for the Beginners 2 and Intermediate courses.
Term 4 Workshops 2020
The Arduino is a small, cheap, open-source microprocessor platform that is designed to allow anyone to explore the possibilities of automation and robotics.
Our workshops are STEM-based educational demonstrations of how to program the Arduino microprocessor. These structured, yet informal sessions are hands-on and are designed to empower the participants with enough knowledge to be able to build their own robots and gadgets.
There are no strict limits on age or experience, anyone can learn how to utilise this technology to its fullest potential.
This one-off session is a taste-tester and introduction to the Arduino microprosessor and programming using ArduBlock, a “drag and drop” interface. No previous experience required.
The following workshops run over the course of 8 weeks (1 school term)
Beginners 1 Workshops
The aim of the Beginners workshops is to empower the participants with enough knowledge to be able to make their own basic projects using ArduBlock. These workshops are aimed at participants who may have little to no experience in microprocessor programming.
Beginners 2 Workshops
The course continues on from the Beginners course and adds more complex devices and methods to achieve much more with the Arduino. These sessions still use the ArduBlock programming system. Participants must have completed our Beginners course to qualify for these sessions.
Intermediate 1 Workshops
The Intermediate workshops build on the basic skills and participants learn to type in lines of code to program the Arduino in it’s native C-based language. Reasonable keyboard skills are required and some previous experience with Ardublock or similar programming is advisable.
Intermediate 2 Workshops
The Advanced workshops will expand the participants knowledge of the more complex techniques, modules and devices that are available for the Arduino platform and demonstrating how to use them. Moderate knowledge of Arduino programming is required.
There are no advanced workshops planned for Term 4 2020.