Automate & Enhance Your Research with Practical Electronics Using Arduino


Date and Time 
March 28, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall
Event Sponsor 
Data Management Services, Stanford Libraries, Stanford University Libraries

This workshop will give participants a hands-on introduction to the basic principles behind designing electronics and programming open-source microcontrollers, based primarily around the Arduino platform. Participants will use an Arduino to read a sensor, operate a feedback loop using real-time sensor data to operate a controller, stream data to other platforms, and log to an SD card. The goal of this workshop is to empower scientists to supplement their own research with a functional understanding of electronic measurement, control, and automation. We will also demonstrate the advanced capabilities of these systems and provide resources for further study, using real examples.
The workshop is aimed at graduate students, postdocs, faculty and other researchers who are interested in understanding how open-source microcontrollers and other electronics can be used in the context of research. No prior experience is needed. Participants should bring their own laptop to work on.
Participants will receive their own Arduino kits to work with at the workshop and to take home with them when the workshop is over.
The cost of this workshop is $30.
This workshop is open only to current Stanford researchers -- graduate students, post-docs, staff scientists, faculty, etc. You must have a Stanford SUNet ID to attend this event.
Instructors for this workshop are Paul Leary, PhD, Research Faculty Associate, Department of Physics, Naval Postgraduate School, and Natalie Low, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Hopkins Marine Station