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The Basics of Programming with LED Pixels Part 2

November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Want to keep learning the basics of programming and Arduino? This class offers people the opportunity to dive deeper into the fundamentals of C++ in a fun and sensory rich way through LED Pixel pattern building via Arduino.

Overall, we will cover variables, functions, operators, basics of working with Arduino and it’s Development Environment (IDE), ‘IF’ statements, ‘FOR’ loops, and other relevant tools for making lights do fun things.

Skills Covered:

  • C++ variables, functions, operators, logic statements, and loops.
  • By the end of the course we will have produced a “polling” led pattern setup that is controlled by knobs and buttons.
  • The student should understand how to put data into variables [instantiation], write simple functions, understand basic operators [=,==,+,-,>,<,>=,<=,&&,||], write IF, and FOR loops, and complete a simple program.

What to Bring:

  • Laptop Computer
  • Ardiun0
  • LED Pixels
  • USB Cable for programming

*Arduino’s and LEDs will be available for purchase at the Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz.


Basics of LED Programming Part 1

Instructor Bio:

Jordan has been programming for many years and with the advent of the IFL project and has been heavily involved in LED Pixel programming both for small sculptures and a large LED Ceiling installation.

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November 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz


Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz
2801 Mission St. #204
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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