Prep 0: Week 0 Prep
- Review course policies
- Acquire an Arduino kit
- Install the Arduino IDE
- Introduction to Arduino Programs
Review course policies
Make sure to visit the policies page to review the course policies, including:
- Grading Policy
- Late Policy
- Attendance Policy
- Collaboration Policy
You are responsible for reviewing and knowing all of this information!
Acquire an Arduino kit
The campus bookstore is selling SparkFun Arduino kits with everything you will need for this class. You should purchase one as soon as possible, and bring it with you to all studio and lab meetings.
Install the Arduino IDE
If you are planning to use your laptop to complete the course assignments, you will need to install the Arduino IDE. You can get it here.
This software is already installed on the lab computers, so if you are planning to use the lab computers you can skip this step.
Read Chapters 1 and 2 in the course text.
Introduction to Arduino Programs
Watch the following videos for a quick introduction to Arduino programming - if these are confusing to you now, don’t worry! You’ll get more practice with this during the first week of class.
|Arduino Programs||Watch as Professor Shook explains the basic structure of an Arduino sketch and goes through a Hello, World! program|
|Printing||In this video, Professor Shook explains how to print stuff using the Arduino in more detail|
|Arduino Timing||Timing is very important - see how to control timing on the Arduino.|
|Java Timing||Next we’ll look at how to control timing in Java|
|Exceptions||Exceptions are a useful tool for managing errors that may occur in your code, such as errors that result from mistakes in our circuit timings.|