This class will introduce students to LEDs, how they work, different
kinds available and how to light them.
TinkerCAD will be briefly introduced and where functionally supported,
TinkerCAD examples will be used to illustrate how LEDs are used in
circuits and how to control their illumination using Arduino UNO.
The class will introduce a single color and RGB discrete LEDs, LED
strips and NEOPIXELS.
Prerequisites: Some exposure to electricity and simple programming would be useful.
Other Nova Labs Events you should attend: The Arduino meetups (3rd Tuesday in the month) and Robotics Meetups (1st and 3rd Saturday in the month) now held virtually, at which you can discuss your projects with other makers. After Nova Labs reopens, there will be Electronics Evenings to discuss projects, and members can use the Electronics bench to make things.
Preparation/Tools: Sign up for a free TinkerCAD before class.
• TinkerCAD is a web based simulator, you do not have to download anything. You do have to make an account with login. After you are logged in, the circuits is below the 3D CAD.
• Register for an account: Go to web page www.tinkercad.com
• Log into TinkerCAD; it will help if you have also accessed TinkerCAD Circuits (below the “3D Designs” option) and looked at the interface.
Virtual Classroom Access - Zoom link will be visible to registrants upon sign-up under the 'location' info.
***Your instructor, Nick Carter, is donating all proceeds for this class to Nova Labs. You may contact him at email@example.com.
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