Microcontrollers

Microcontrollers are small computers that are integrated into many of the technologies that we use today. Microcontrollers can be found in automatically controlled devices, medical devices, power tools, and even toys. Microcontrollers can be used to easily develop a variety of different electronic devices. They are able to take code and immediately convert it into physical actions.

Tech Kits

Tech Kits are part of the walk-in service provided by OPIM Innovate. There are three levels of difficulty meant for different users and their experience with the different technologies. Many of the Tech Kits build off each other as you progress.

Beginner

Arduino Blinking LED

Length: 30 - 60 Minutes

Description: Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform. Arduino allows you to interact with the real world through, sensors, motors, lights, and other devices. Discover how to write code for a blinking LED light and begin prototyping with Arduino.

Intermediate

Arduino Motion Sensor

Length: 30 - 60 Minutes

Description: Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform. Arduino allows you to interact with the real world through, sensors, motors, lights, and other devices. Discover how to build a motion sensor in under 30 minutes and begin prototyping with Arduino. When the microcontroller detects motion in front of the sensor a LED will light up!

 

Advanced

Raspberry Pi Servo Controller

Length: 30 - 60 Minutes

Description: Raspberry Pi is a microcontroller based on the Linux operating system. With more processing power than the Arduino, the Raspberry Pi is a great way to start prototyping. In this advanced tech kit you will learn to use simple “hash code” in a terminal application to send signals to a digital proportional servo motor.

Resources

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Raspberry Pi

Quantity:
Raspberry Pi B+: 13
Raspberry Pi 2: 1
Raspberry Pi 3: 6

 

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Arduino Uno Rev3

Quantity: 5

Includes the Official Starter Kit from Arduino, MAKE Magazine's "Getting Started with Arduino: The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform" and Speed Kits handy PIN-OUT Reference Chart for the Uno R3.

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Motion Sensor for Raspberry Pi

Quantity: 15

The Adjustable PIR Motion Sensor is a highly integrated module popularly used for entry detection, it complies with microcontroller or DC loads.

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Intel Edison Kit for Arduino

Quantity: 1

Intel® Edison Kit for Arduino provides the Arduino 1.0 pinout and standard connectors such as a micro USB connected to a UART, a USB OTG port that can be switched between a second micro USB device connector, a standard size USB host Type-A connector, a uSD card holder, and a DC power jack.