Workshop for Students
Basic Python & Microcontroller Skills Workshop
Never coded? Mystified by electrical circuits? Anxious about Second Year Physics Labs?
Try this no-credit, no-marks, low stress Basic Python & Microcontroller Skills Workshop
April 29th – May 3rd, 2019. 1:30-4:30pm each afternoon @ Life 2532 on UBC Campus
This workshop is aimed primarily (but not solely) at students who aim to be going into 2nd-year physics in September, and would like to boost their confidence in laboratory and computing skills. The workshop is intended to be a not-for-credit primer for such courses as Phys210 (Computational Physics) and Phys219 (Experimental Physics).
Workshop goals (zero experience necessary):
- to get started with the Python language and control a microcontroller with Python
- to learn how to calibrate sensors and make/display/analyze measurements
- to debug an electrical circuit with an oscilloscope
Students will leave the workshop with Python running on their laptops, and each will have an Arduino Nano microcontroller, an ultrasound distance-measuring device, a breadboard and cables to take away. You will need to bring your own laptop to the workshop.