Ok, sorry about that guys. I would have posted earlier but we stayed late into the night in the space after the workshop and worked on cleaning and organizing and running ethernet and mounting wireless access points.
Then around 8am we got word that we had a water leak in the space. Turned out this was a lot worse than we though. I'm getting home now after spending all day there removing all the computers and other equipment from the 2-3 inches of water from the storage closet and draining the water from the closet. Most of the laptops and all of the desktops are damaged and probably will no longer be functional. The water is still flowing and will be through the night. We might have a longer post elsewhere in the forum going into more details about all this later on.
That said, onto the event.
The event turned out great. We had slots for 12 students and ended up getting 14! Luckily we purchased extra kits(some of which are now damaged due to the water). Sajin did most of the work going through the lessons and explaining some basic electronics concepts while I tried my best to help with individuals and a little bit of the curriculum itself.
We had a great class as well. Many individuals caught on pretty quick and some even surpassed the basics we were going over and moved onto more complicated projects in their books.
Some items that were brought up to improve future classes were noted and will certainly be addressed next time:
- We will request students to bring a laptop if necessary at the beginning of the class announcement and description and not the night before the class.
- We will request any software or setup on laptops or devices previous to the class so we don't have to spend time downloading and installing.
- We got some requests to have the slides posted online. Those should be coming but might not be in the same form they were shown in the class for copyrighted reasons.
- Charles had asked about connecting an iPhone to an Arduino. This link should help with that: http://makezine.com/projects/connect-an ... ial-cable/
- There was also mention of an online class with live video streamining on Arduino. This will be held by Sparkfun on February 8th. All info on this can be found here: https://learn.sparkfun.com/events/53
A couple pictures from the event. More will be posted later:
Please feel free to reply here with your thoughts and feedback.