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Welcome! This is the website for Project Illuminate, the lab project for First Bytes 2012.
In this project, you will learn to use the Arduino board to create patterns in the lights. At the end of the week, we will have a project showcase where you can show off your creation (i.e. the patterns your program can make in the lights) and compete for prizes. You will have the option to compete in a complex pattern, dancing lights, or message writing division.
The Arduino Uno programming environment uses the Arduino language, which is based on C/C++, so we will begin with a C++ tutorial.
Once you are familiar with the aspects of C++ used in this project, you will begin working with the Arduino board.
Also, Massimo Banzi, a co-founder of Arduino, recently gave a TED talk about Arduino. The talk is titled, "How Arduino is Open-Sourcing Imagination", and it is a really interesting talk---Mr. Banzi includes many examples of projects completed using Arduino.
For more information about the competition, please review the competition rules.
This lab was created and led by myself and Ashley Oudenne. Please let
us know if you have any questions! My contact information is on my
main page, and Ashley's email address is: email@example.com
Acknowledgments: Special thanks to John Graham-Cumming who coded the framework from which these frameworks are adapted.