10am – 2pm Saturday 7 January 2017 at Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum: NYC STEM teachers are invited to register for our FREE Intro to Sensing Experiments workshop. You will work with arduino programming and remote sensors which we provide for you to keep and use in your classroom. You receive 4 hours professional development credit for this workshop, plus entry all day to the museum exhibits and Space Shuttle Enterprise. Lunch is provided. Teachers may register up to two eleventh grade students to accompany them at the workshop then help build the Sensing and Flight Experiments community at their school. To register for the workshop by Thursday 5 January 2017: Send name of Teacher, Principal, School, Subjects and Grades taught, phone number and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: An educational and cultural nonprofit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum promotes the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.
Prepare Your Computer
Please take a few moments to install the Arduino software to the laptop you are bringing with you to the workshop. Having this installed beforehand will give us all more time to dig into the subject matter. The software can be found at: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software. The version you want is 1.6.12. It will be at the top of the page like this:
Along with the Arduino software you will need to install the FTDI drivers on your computer. Sparkfun has a great set of instructions at: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-install-ftdi-drivers/windows—quick-and-easy. Again, these may require admin privileges. If so, please have your IT department help you with the installation.