Are you interested in learning how to program a tiny computer to read a sensor? Join us for this three-session workshop series, and learn how to program a microcontroller (QT Py RP2040) the size of your thumbnail with CircuitPython, leading to a rocket launch with the microcontroller! Open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students, and postdocs. Registration is required.
Read the detailed descriptions of all three sessions in the workshop.
Session 1, April 1: Microcontroller board and Python background
This first session will introduce the hardware and CircuitPython, and provide a succinct description of the equipment and the necessary coding knowledge you’ll need to start playing with the microcontrollers. No previous coding experience is required.
- Date and Time: Friday, April 1, 1–2 p.m., CT
- Location: Stevenson Science & Engineering Library, Seminar Room (SC 3211). We will follow Vanderbilt COVID-19 protocols at these in-person sessions.
- Steven Baskauf, data science and data curation specialist
- Francisco Juarez, librarian for STEM research
- Note: This workshop series is partitioned into three sessions. Each session is structured to function as a stand-alone workshop, but we recommend attending all three, as they supplement one another. On the surface, this workshop series aims to teach CircuitPython for microcontrollers. However, the end goal is to get more people to learn about computing and digital making and use that knowledge to increase their comfort level with computers.