If you are in the Bay Area and looking for a way to learn more about arduino, make sure to check out Tam Makers’ Arduino 101 class. They write:
In case you would like to share this on your blog, we are teaching an Arduino 101 class for adults in the Bay Area this month, to show them how to build cool interactive objects with our favorite maker platform.
In this fun hands-on workshop, you will learn how to make lights blink, play sounds, and move things, as well as program your Arduino to respond to your users. Learn more here: http://www.tammakers.org/arduino-101/
This 2-part course will be at Tam Makers in Mill Valley, on Wednesdays September 14 and 21, from 6 to 9pm. The cost is $158 for 2 classes, including your own Arduino board and electronic parts, which you can take home with you (a $52 value). No prior experience necessary.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.