Bend Arduino Group in Partnership with Tech Alliance The Deschutes County Library

first_img Google+ Arduino Day is a world-wide celebration of Arduino’s first 10 years. Saturday, March 29, 1–4pm at Downtown Bend Library. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. If that still doesn’t clear things up, know that “Arduino is cool, hip and is the powerful economic engine in the Maker movement. Arduino technology was created for the average person without advanced engineering knowledge to build amazing and interesting devices of their own creation.” This is one of the most important “layman-tech” events and international movements in our lifetime. Here’s a chance to see an intense local participation…with an understanding of this hardware platform, you can rule the world, Without “hardware” software has no meaning.  All Tech Alliance are invited to come to our Arduino Day Open House event March 29 presented by the Bend Arduino Group. This celebration will be in the mini-Maker Faire-Style tradition focused on Arduino technology. We are participating as part of the world-wide event observing the 10th anniversary of Arduino technology.They are inviting anyone with an interest in Arduino to come down to the Open House at the downtown library to see some of the best Arduino projects in Central Oregon and find out about Arduino technology. In addition you will meet other local people who are working on Arduino.If you want to display your favorite Arduino project, contact David Robson, organizer [email protected] or through the Bend Arduino Group website.The Bend Arduino Group is in partnership with Tech Alliance and The Deschutes County Library to bring free electronics technology education individuals of all ages to Central Orgeon.  A schedule of Arduino Introductory Course events at all Deschutes County Library branches will be announced at the Arduino Day Open House.What exactly is Arduino? According to the official website “Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.” If that still doesn’t clear things up, know that Arduino is cool, hip and is the powerful economic engine in the Maker movement. Arduino technology was created for the average person without advanced engineering knowledge to build amazing and interesting devices of their own creation.Arduino Day is 24 hours full of events, all over the world, both official and independent where people interested in Arduino can meet, share their experiences and learn more. David Robson, organizer of the event and members of the Bend Arduino Group will be on hand to explain Arduino’s  multi-purpose, real world, applications. “We’ll have Arduino projects on display, including a newly upgraded high school team’s Solar Car that uses Arduino technology for the dashboard control system, an Arduino-based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with live first person camera and GPS navigation, a diagnostic device invented by local equine entrepreneur, Kelly Barnett that aims to save lame horses from being euthanized by revolutionizing the equine field, a project for the high school robotics team and many projects from members of the Bend Arduino Group. ”People are welcome to drop by anytime for demonstrations and information.The Arduino Open House is a precursor to workshops that will be included in the Library’s Summer Reading schedule. Thanks to the support of local organizations and businesses including, The Tech Alliance of Central Oregon, SmartWaiver Strategic Realty and the Bend Arduino Group, 20 Arduino Starter Kits will be available for workshop participants to experience Arduino. www.arduino.cc/ Twitter LinkedIn E-Headlines on March 18, 2014 Bend Arduino Group in Partnership with Tech Alliance & The Deschutes County Library to Bring Free Electronics Technology Education to Central Oregon Pinterestcenter_img Tumblr By CBN 0 Share. Facebook Emaillast_img read more