Program your own, custom hand-held video game onto this device, Arduboy, in this 2-day class.
Learn Arduino Coding through game design by creating your own video game. During this 6 hour class split over two Saturdays, we will learn the basics of Arduino (C++) programming while writing games for a credit card sized system. We will work with variables, read inputs from buttons, and draw graphics on the screen. Other games can also be downloaded onto the handheld console. Over 200 games are available for free created by members of the community.
• Install Libraries
• Install Board Drivers
• Upload files to Board
• Simple Screen Functions & Making maps and sprites
• Data types and variables
• Program control (if/else) & Loops (for/while)
• Game Design and Programming Walk Throughs
Please bring your own laptop computer for both days. Windows recommended.
Attendees should download 1.8.19 (not RC 2.0) software ahead of time from: https://www.arduino.cc/en/software
Click the option in “Download options” that matches your computer. Then click “Just Download”, there is no fee for this software.
NOTE: This is a two-day class over two weekends, 7/16 and 7/23, 1pm-4 pm each day. Your ticket purchase covers both days. Ticket includes all electronics and parts to complete one project.
Must be 12 years or older to attend. Children between the age of 12 and 17 require a legal guardian to be present. The guardian is not expected to attend or participate in the class.
Interested in joining Lacey MakerSpace? Purchase your first month membership today as an add-on and select the discounted membership ticket!
Class size is limited to 8 people in order to be in compliance with current health code guidelines. Sign up for the waitlist to be notified first when the next class goes live.
Lacey MakerSpace’s current COVID19 protocols – masks optional for all indoor activities, except when required for general shop safety.
General safety protocols will be covered at the beginning of class. Closed-toed always required when working in the MakerSpace. For full makerspace class policies, including cancellations and refunds, go to: https://laceymakerspace.org/classes/
Didn’t quite finish and you need more time to complete your project? Attendees have free access to the equipment for up to one week after class, during open hours.
Link to project: https://www.arduboy.com/