Make your own Arduino cloneShrimping workshop at the /dev/winter conference in Cambridge.
I've run quite a few of these workshops now, and they have all been fun. Participants build the Shrimp, a low-cost Arduino clone on a breadboard, and start learning to program it using the Arduino IDE.
The Shrimp was developed by the Makers of Morecambe. The Morecambe Maker I've met is Cefn Hoile; he maintains the website and provides kits at an unbeatable price.
...and what to do next
One option is to take the free Life After Blink e-course I put together for people who'd attended my Shrimping It! workshops. It's a series of online lessons, along with a google groups support group.
At some stage I will probably turn that into a low-cost ebook and/or a course on Udemy, but for now the on-line version is available, and free.
- about £10 worth of components (details in the course)
- a computer running the Arduino IDE (under Windows, Linux or OS/X)
- either a Shrimp or a commercial Arduino.