Beginning Arduino Part 1
Created By: Eric Hagan
The first of two session on the Arduino including the very basics for getting started with a project. We plan to include: What is the Arduino Why do we use it How to blink an LED Using buttons to control when the LEDs work.
Bring an Arduino Uno, a USB cord, a breadboard and a laptop to the session and we will have the other parts you need!
If you want to download the software for Arduino before the session, here is the link: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Where to get an Arduino Uno, a breadboard and a USB A-B cable?
Online vendors https://www.adafruit.com/ Adafruit is in Brooklyn, short turn-around time for shipping
https://www.sparkfun.com/ Sparkfun Electronics
http://www.makershed.com/ Maker Media\\\\'s online store
Tinkersphere is located at 304 East 5th Street, within walking distance. They have a pretty extensive stock available at the store. http://tinkersphere.com/
Microcenter is located in Sunset Park, and has a number of components (including inexpensive off-brand Arduino Unos).
Resources: Arduino Reference