The add on course on Arduino programming was conducted by a team from Bitsforge Technologies pvt ltd. The company provides training in various fields of
electronics and embedded systems and also provides project guidance for students. They had also made projects in to products that are useful. The add on course was conducted for two days. They started with an introductory class on the basic concepts ofelectronics and then moved to the basics of Arduino.
Arduino is an open-source prototyping 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. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. To do so you use the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring), and the Arduino Software (IDE), based on Processing.
Practical classes where Arduino board was arraged. The first day, basic and simple programs like lighting a led, blinking of led etc were done. The second day included experiments on LCD display, ultrasonic sensor, GPS, bluetooth, ADC, LDR, motor and thermistor. Students were familiarized with programming and also the classes were interactive and useful.