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2010 Summer Meeting

2010 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 17-21, 2010
Portland, Oregon

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Arduino Microcontrollers in the Physics Lab
  Location: Science Building 1- 201
  Date: Sunday, Jul.18
  Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $110.00
Nonmember: $135.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Educational Technologies
  Co-Sponsor(s): None
  Leader(s): Eric Ayers,
  Co-Leader(s): None
  Description The Arduino is an open-source microcontroller system that is relatively easy to use in a broad range of situations. In this workshop we will be building and programming a small self-contained Arduino "datalogger" that can record time-stamped analog data and then report that data to a separate computer for analysis at a later time. Participants will gain their own datalogger and the software needed to customize and extend its capabilities, as well as all schematics, sources, software, and a basic skill-set for getting started with using Arduino microcontrollers as lab tools. Participants must bring a laptop. Prior experience in soldering and/or computer programming will be helpful, but is not required.
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