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Arduino Night IV - Interfacing with the Computer

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Arduino Night IV - Interfacing with the Computer

Time: August 15, 2011 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Oceanit
Street: 828 Fort Street Mall
City/Town: Honolulu
Website or Map: http://hicap-arduino-iv.event…
Event Type: electronics, tutorial
Organized By: Jason Axelson
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2011

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Event Description

I would like to invite everyone to attend our Arduino Night IV on August 17th at 6:30PM! We’ll be learning about sending and receiving commands from your Arduino to your computer. The goal of the night will be making a program to send a command to the Arduino, making another program to receive commands from the Arduino and bidirectional command transmission.

Since the night will focus on sending and receiving commands using a computer, you should bring a laptop. At our previous nights, many of the attendees were more than willing to share, so don’t let that stop you from attending! I’m willing to share my laptop. :) A laptop is not required to attend!

I apologize for the late notice but I was hoping that Arduino ethernet shields would arrive by the time of the meet. Unfortunately, they will be delayed, so I had to shift the topic of discussion. Don’t worry, we’ll do a twittering Arduino in the future. ;-)

(The attendance information is the same from our last meet):

All attendees who want to participate in the demonstration will need to buy an Arduino kit from Adafruit Industries:
The kits at Adafruit sell out quick! You can purchase either of these kits from Sparkfun. Starter kit is $59.95 or the Inventor’s kit is $94.95 Personally, I would recommend the Inventor’s kit. :)

The price of the kit will run between $50 and $100, depending which one you purchase (with an additional $10 for shipping). Please order this ASAP if you want to attend as it should take about 3-5 business days to get to Hawaii. If you came to our last meeting, you won’t have to purchase anything! :D

Note: We’ll be building on this kit in future – so think of it as an investment!

Oceanit ( has graciously provided their conference rooms for us to use for our very first meetup. They are located at 828 Fort Street in Downtown Honolulu. (Google Maps link) Parking to Oceanit is on Queen St. If you’re coming down Bishop, take a right on Queen, and the entrance will be on your right after a wide crosswalk. (If you hit Harbor Court, you’ve gone too far). It’s $2 dollars for parking through Park & Pay on each floor. Sometimes the terminal doesn’t take credit, so try to bring cash or coin.
Hope to see you there!

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