Kris Boedigheimer

Camp Counselor

Ultimate Flashlight Tag and Camp Games with Arduino

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 9:00 PM UTC, for 2 hours.

AT THAT (In-Person Only) Workshop (pre-conference)

Room: D

Come on in and learn about microcontrollers. Wire and code an Arduino to light up a ring of Neopixel lights. We will add a sound detector to flash the lights to the beat of music. Next, we will code a Dot Matrix LED module to light up words or designs. Finally (NEW this year) we will add a touch screen and program a game. It’s all hands-on. Bring a Windows laptop (I am not familiar with Mac and Linux) and order items on the shopping list below. If you are not able to order the items, we will have a few stations setup. You will also leave with future project ideas to create. Items to purchase: Arduino: https://tinyurl.com/ywa3nv9c Neopixel Ring: https://tinyurl.com/j5xttks2 Sound Sensor: https://tinyurl.com/k9nem3kp Dot Matrix Module: https://tinyurl.com/2zksxm74 Wires: https://tinyurl.com/esds458z TFT Touch Screen: https://tinyurl.com/2p8z639t

Agenda

• Learning about microcontrollers • Light up microcontroller, then Neopixel lights • Code to customize light patterns • Add sound sensor • Code to customize sound and light patterns • connect LED module • Code LED lights to make a word, scroll words, make shapes • Code TFT Touch Screen to play a two-person game • Brainstorm things you want to try at home. .

Prerequisites

If you have attended the Neopixel workshop in prior years, make sure and come back. We will review and learn even more. We will be adding to our knowledge by programming a game on a TFT Touch screen.

Take Aways

  • learn some C coding
  • learn about Arduino hardware and software
  • learn about sensors, lights, and LED modules
  • learn about TFT touch screens
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