First Class in the MakerSpace

This Wednesday we held our first class in the new LaunchPad MakerSpace. The weather and our lack of air conditioning weren’t helping but everyone was in good spirits nonetheless. We were lucky to get such a great group of students and we covered more material than we expected. Next week we continue our dive into everything Arduino!

 

Arduino Basics – Start Making Your Own Electronic Gadgets

 

 

Join Cape Cod Makers for a 6 week class designed to get you started making your own electronic gadgets using the mighty Arduino microprocessor. This class is targeted at people with limited to no experience with electronics. The class is limited to those 16 years or older and all participants must sign a waiver.

What is included in the class?

  • 6 two-hour class sessions with your instructors, Jesse Craig and Rodrigo Passos. Each session will include extensive hands-on lab time.
  • An Arduino Starter Kit for you to keep. This kit includes all the parts you need to keep building even after the class is finished (batteries included). The kit also comes with excellent documentation and project tutorials to keep you Making.
  • Continued support after the class. You can send us an e-mail or just stop by the makerspace during its public hours and we will help you overcome whatever roadblock you have run into.

When is the class?

The class will run every Wednesday, starting Aug. 8th, from 6pm – 8pm. The session dates are: Aug. 8th, Aug. 15th, Aug. 22nd, Aug. 29th, Sept. 5th, and Sept. 12th.

Where is the class?

The class will be held at the Cape Cod Makerspace inside the Harwich Cultural Center.

How much does the class cost?

The class fee is $75 which includes the Arduino Starter Kit you keep after the class.

What do I need to bring?

All participants must bring a laptop (either Windows or Mac). If you are unable to provide a laptop, please contact Cape Cod Makers at info@capecodmakers.org and we will attempt to assist you.

How do I sign-up?

To register for the class please go to meetup.com  or send an e-mail to info@capecodmakers.org

We hope to see you there!

ScrappyBot Documentation Update

We have released an updated User Guide for our ScrappyBot robot kits that covers the new version 2.0 of the kit. We changed the kit by replacing the breadboard with a solderable breadboard. The change allowed us to add a power switch and a more rugged connection to the battery back. We were also able to add color coded pins and pin markings for all the NodeMCU pins.

ScrappyBot User Guide V2

The ScrappyBot kit is a low-cost robotics kit developed by Cape Cod Makers that lets you build a complete robot you can control from most Smartphones (iOS and Android). The kit can also be expanded with additional servos and sensors. If you are interested in purchasing one of these kits please send an e-mail to info@capecodmakers.org.

ScrappyBot V2.0 Solderable Breadboard