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Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby Lennart » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:41 pm

Update 15-11-2010:Registration for this workshop is closed!

Hi all,

All forum members that responded, have received a personal message with more details about the workshop and workshop kits.

=== UPDATE 12 ===

Ok, we now have a final date and location for the Arduino Workshop:

The date: Sunday 28-11.

The location: Tolsduinerlaan 18, Velsen-Zuid next to the Telstar stadium. Forum member Michel (spierie) was kind enough to offer this location (a soccer clubhouse) to us. (So, although it might not be the exact center of the country, we get this location for free, including all facilities, such as beamer and internet.)

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Responses: 19 (rene, louis, gjniewenhuijse, jakkes, Verkenner, r_255, spierie, Lempens, Bwired, Viper1970, j.hoekstra, Tiz, Alexander, Esteban, esschenk, Sanka, Mversluis, Bjochems, wwolkers)

Sun 28-11 positive: 16 (rene, louis, gjniewenhuijse, jakkes, Verkenner, r_255, spierie, Lempens, Bwired, j.hoekstra, Tiz, Esteban, esschenk, Mversluis, Bjochems, wwolkers)

Kit A: 17 (rene, louis, gjniewenhuijse, jakkes, Verkenner, r_255, Lempens, Bwired, Viper1970, j.hoekstra, Tiz, Alexander, Esteban, esschenk, Sanka, Mversluis, Bjochems)
Kit B: 19 (rene, louis, gjniewenhuijse, jakkes, Verkenner, r_255, spierie, Lempens, Bwired, Viper1970, j.hoekstra, Tiz, Alexander, Esteban, esschenk, Sanka, Mversluis, Bjochems, wwolkers)
Kit C: 6 (louis, gjniewenhuijse*, r_255, Alexander, Bjochems*, j.hoekstra) (*= including upgrade)

===

As you might remember, some time ago Robert (Digit) announced an Arduino Workshop for forum members, with a minimum of 15 attendees.

Read up on the details in this post:

Arduino Workshop

As we got >20 positive responses to this announcement, we are going ahead with the plan!

=== THE DATE ===

The first step is deciding on a suitable date for this workshop. The workshop will be all-day during the weekend (one Saturday or one Sunday), let's say from 10 am to 4 pm.

The dates we are looking into, are:

Sun 14-11
Sun 21-11
Sat 27-11
Sun 28-11
Sun 12-12
Sat 18-12
Sun 19-12

In order to plan this, we need to know the availability of the potential attendees. We'll choose a date depending on maximum availability and finding a suitable affordable location for this date.

=== THE WORKSHOP KIT ===

Beside a date and a location, we (or actually you) will need some hardware to be able to attend. That's where it gets interesting :-).

We'll build the workshop around the Arduino platform and Home Automation. A nice Arduino compatible series of boards is available from JeeLabs (http://www.jeelabs.org), specifically the JeeNode. Furthermore, recently some code got published for integrating JeeNodes and sensors/actuators connected to it into Homeseer (http://jeelabs.org/2010/09/22/homeseer-and-jeenode-wsns), which is a nice starting point. So, we'll build a workshop kit around a JeeNode.

The minimum workshop kit - that everyone will need - is:

Kit A:
- An (unsoldered) JeeNode v5 (wireless microcontroller board)
- An (unsoldered) Room Board (motion, temp, humidity, light sensors)
- An (unsoldered) USB-BUB (USB board used to program the JeeNode)

Beside these JeeLabs goodies, everyone will need some additional gear:

Kit B:
- Large breadboard
- Jumper wires
- Mini USB cable
- Resistors
- LEDs
- Transistors
- Diodes
- Sensors and actuators

Very useful will be the following optional gear:

Kit C:
- Soldering station with a thin tip (http://www.eleshop.nl/aoyue-936-soldeer ... -p-61.html)
- A selection of tools: small pliers, tweezers, etc.
- Soldering tin
- Desoldering wick

In the near future. we'll publish a list of the exact components that everyone will need to have, and we'll be offering kit A, B and C at cost price, for your convenience. (Including a small discount, if we can arrange that.)

The cost of the workshop will consist of the cost of these kits and the cost of hiring a location. To give you an estimate:

- kit A: (max) EUR 68,50
- kit B: (approx.) EUR 25,-
- kit C: (approx.) EUR 60,- (optional)
- location: still unknown

Bringing or buying the contents of kit A and B will be mandatory to be able to attend the workshop (we just need to be sure that everyone brings the right/same stuff). As far as the soldering tools go: we'll bring a number of soldering stations and tools, but if you have it yourself, please bring your own, or just order kit C if you were planning on buying soldering tools anyway. Otherwise the workshop may consists mainly of waiting for a soldering station te become available ;-).

So, attending the workshop will set you back approx. EUR 95,- to EUR 155,- in hardware - depending on what you need to buy - and some additional euros for the location. Payment will need to be arranged before the workshop. For your convenience, we might bring some additional JeeLabs goodies to the workshop, for sale at a discount (Ether Card, JeeLink).

=== WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW NOW ===

What we need to know now from each of the potential attendees:

- Which of these dates would you be able to attend the workshop?

Sun 14-11
Sun 21-11
Sat 27-11
Sun 28-11
Sun 12-12
Sat 18-12
Sun 19-12

- Which kits would you need and want to buy?

Kit A
Kit B
Kit C

Please reply to this post; an aggregation of the replies will appear in an update at the top of this post.

We're looking forward to a fun and useful workshop!

Robert (Digit) & Lennart
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby Rene » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:17 pm

The only date I cannot make it is 27-11. All other dates are fine (till now).

I like to order kit A, B and C.
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Postby Louis » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:56 pm

None of the dates are impossible to me, and I'll most likely be buying the 3 kits.

I have a strong preference for a Sunday.
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby gjniewenhuijse » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:19 am

I can every day but prefer a sunday and I like to order kit A, B and C.
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby jakkes » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:21 pm

I could attend on these dates:

Sat 27-11
Sun 28-11
Sat 18-12
Sun 19-12

I would like to have kit A and B
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby Verkenner » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:56 pm

Prefer saturdays: 27/11 and 18/12

Possible: 28/11, 12/12 and 19/12

KIT A and B

Thanks for organizing ! Appreciated !
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby r_255 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:30 pm

Any date is possible for me,
and i would like to order kit : a + b + c

Great initative and is appreciated a lot here !
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby spierie » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:57 pm

Any date except 19/12 is ok for me.

Preferably a Sunday.

Need only kit B, have A and C already.

Great work!!
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby Lempens » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:20 am

Hello Every day is ok for me.

need Kit A,B
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby Bwired » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:52 pm

For me 14-11 till 12-12 is possible
I already have a lot of jeenode stuff with roomboard where the batteries are drained after 5 weeks :( , but ik like to go for KIT A and B.
Perhaps I can learn to make the battery life a bit longer :)
Thanks Guys!
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby Viper1970 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:03 pm

The following dates are ok for me
Sun 14-11
Sun 12-12
Sat 18-12
Sun 19-12

I will need the following kits,
Kit A
Kit B

Looking forward to it,


regards
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby j.hoekstra » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:07 pm

Following dates are ok for me as well:
Sun 14-11
Sun 21-11
Sat 27-11
Sun 28-11
Sun 12-12

I will need the following kits,
Kit A
Kit B
Thinking about kit C to replace the budget stuff I got now ;)
Looking forward as well as making plans for where to put jeenode stuff in ;)
I hope it's somemplace reachable by public transportation.....
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby Tiz » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:47 pm

Hello,

For my possible dates see below. Regarding the kits I would like to sign up for both Kit A & B

Sun 14-11 - OK
Sun 21-11 - OK
Sat 27-11 - OK
Sun 28-11 - OK
Sun 12-12 - not possible
Sat 18-12 - not possible
Sun 19-12 - OK

Thanks for organizing. Shall I take care of the applepie to go with the coffee?
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby Alexander » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:33 pm

One kit A, B and C for me please. But i don't know if i will intend to go for the workshop. 5 sept my baby girl was born, so this come to my attention.
Are Zigbee also in place to take a group order on this?
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Re: Arduino Workshop: request for date

Postby Esteban » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:33 pm

Better late than never :D here are my dates:

Sun 14-11 Not possible
Sun 21-11 OK
Sat 27-11 OK
Sun 28-11 OK
Sun 12-12 OK
Sat 18-12 OK
Sun 19-12 OK


Saturdays are preferred, but sundays are possible.

As for the kits I would require: A + B

Thanks for organising this guys!
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