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The internet is awash with videos of cool gadgets and art projects made using Arduino. But what is Arduino, and how do you learn how to make things using it?
Basically, an Arduino is a little computer you can program to do things with other pieces of hardware, like sensors, lights and motors. It can be used to build anything from quadcopters to a coffee pot that warms up when you tweet at it. Best of all, it’s completely open source, which has allowed a community of tinkerers, inventors and artists all over the world to build off of each other’s work and made Arduino very accessible to beginners.
Curiosity Campus, a new learning community based in Cape Town, is offering a two-hour Introduction to Arduino course on 14 May and Memeburn is offering one lucky reader the chance to join in for free. To win your spot to the value of R650 (including an Arduino controller and other hardware goodies to take home), tell us what crazy invention you would build if you had the right know how. How about underwater disco lights? How about a lamp that glows red when it’s full moon? How about a Batmobile?
Simply tweet your suggestion with the hashtag #MemeArduino and this link, and you’ll stand a chance to win. Winners will be notified on Tuesday, 30 April.
Curiosity Campus Presents: Introduction to Arduino
14 May, 6.15 – 8.15pm
57 Buitenkant Street, 305 Wolroy House
Read more about Curiosity Campus’ Introduction to Arduino course.