January 20-22, 2012, Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Fun with Linux and Devices

Akkana Peck


Robots are hot! Do you ever find yourself wishing you could build a robot or a sensing device, but don't know where to start? This talk will show you how to get started with Arduinos, Linux plug computers and similar options. How do you program these devices, and get them to talk to sensors or motors? Can you use Python or other scripting languages? What packages will you need to install on your Linux box? How much do these gizmos cost? I'll have a few demos to show, as well as advice on places to buy fun hardware. You don't need to know much about electronics or computer hardware, or about programming. Come learn how to have fun controlling hardware from Linux! Presenter Note: There's also a notes/cheat sheet and another copy of the slides at http://shallowsky.com/arduino/ 

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