This Fall we’ll be using Arduino microcontrollers to teach programming and also to cross-train with the electrical subteam. Microcontrollers are small computers that are well suited to electrical hacking.
We’ll be writing little Arduino programs in C++, which is similar to the Java programming language we’ll use to program the big robots.
We’ll have a few loner computers available, but if you have your own laptop, it really helps to bring it in to the meeting. Better yet, you can get a jump on things by preinstalling the software from https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software .
Here’s a short video introduction to Arduino: