Announcement: Circuit Specialists IEEE Lab at ASU – March 2nd

We wanted to make a quick announcement that tonight, 3/2/2016, the Circuit Specialists team will be hosting an Arduino programming lab alongside the Arizona State University chapter of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).IEEE Breadboard Battleship Flyer - Circuit Specialists Blog

This is actually our second trip to ASU to teach Arduino development! Last time we stopped by, we literally almost ran out of tables!

Students from many different majors and skill sets joined in to learn about this revolutionary open-source technology.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur goal for these trips is to provide students with a one of a kind opportunity to get hands-on experience with today’s latest technology.

With global advancements towards open-source hardware & software, as well as IoT (internet of things) based devices, we feel these labs are invaluable for students.

Last time Circuit Specialists visited ASU, we challenged the students to build and program their own “Arduino powered Laser Alarm System.”


With only an hour and a half to build and program the alarm, the students pushed their abilities to complete the challenge. After the time was up, only a few teams had successfully designed a fully functional system.

To be fair, the teams were split absolutely randomly, and skill levels ranged from zero experience, to well versed in electronics and programming. The challenge was about a 2/5 difficulty.IEEE-Arduino-Lab-Circuit-Specialits-BlogThis time around, we plan on splitting the teams a little differently, in hopes that we can get at least one experienced user to each team.

Our challenge tonight, BREADBOARD BATTLESHIPS!breadboard battleships - Circuit Specialists BlogWe’ll be combining a modified version of the laser alarm system code with a few potentiometer-controlled servo motors. Then, we’ll line up the teams and do battle! 12809954_1682981765317005_447797811_oWe’re very excited to see how this turns out!

If you are an ASU student and would like to join us, please just show up at the ASU Tempe Campus – Urban System Engineering Building Room 104 @ 5PM. Show up early to get a great seat, they’ll fill fast!ASU Tempe Campus - Urban System Engineering Building - Circuit Specialists Blog IEEE Lab


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P.S. There will be pizza… 

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