If you're going to be around the Milton Keynes and Bletchley area this Christmas, you may want to take advantage of a pair of Arduino workshops being run by our friends from The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at historic Bletchley Park, home of the war-time codebreakers.
Scheduled for the 21st of December and again on the 28th of December, the workshops are based around our popular open-source Starter Kit for Arduino (ARDX) which include the components and documentation needed to build eleven different circuits ranging from a simple flashing LED to controlling a motor. These kits normally cost £62, but the wonderful people at TNMOC are not only running the workshops completely free of charge but are also offering the kits at a discounted rate of just £55.
The workshops are suitable for anyone from a complete programming novice upwards, with only basic computer confidence required, and everything you need is supplied on the day: as well as the kit, which is yours to take home, you'll be loaned a computer to write the Sketches on - although you're free to bring your own laptop if you'd prefer.
Spaces are, however, limited: there are only six slots for each day, so if you're interested we'd advise heading to the official website and booking your ticket sooner rather than later.
Ever wanted to get into the world of Arduinos but didn't know where to start? We have the workshop for you! It's suitable for all ages, but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Arduinos are electronics platforms with easy-to-use hardware and software enabling anyone to build all sorts of weird and wonderful devices. We have designed a free Arduino workshop for complete beginners. No prior knowledge of electronics or programming is required. The workshop is free, but you will need to buy the specially discounted take-away kit.