The EEE Dept of Vidya organised a half-day workshop on “Arduino” exclusively for the Electrical Engineering Diploma students of Maharaja’s Technological Institute, Thrissur on 7 March 2022. The focus of the workshop was to give an introduction to Arduino programming. The workshop was conducted in the offline mode.
The workshop began at 10.00 am with Mr Krishnakumar M (AP, EEE Dept) welcoming the participants. Mr Arun Xavier (AP, EEE Dept) led the sessions about the Arduino. The session concluded at 12:30 pm with a really good interactive session. The students also gave wonderful feedback.
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. We can tell the board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. To do so we use the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring), and the Arduino Software (IDE), based on Processing.
Students got familiarized with various development boards of Arduino and learnt the development environment for Arduino. Working with Arduino I/O pin was taught initially. Following are some of the topics covered in detail: