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Welcome! This is the website for Project Illuminate, the lab project for First Bytes 2015.
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.
The Arduino Uno programming environment uses the Arduino programming language, which is based on C/C++, so first everyone must complete the C++ tutorial. This tutorial covers only the aspects of C++ you'll need for this project. Additionally, we'll using the Linux Operating System, which is new to many of you. The C++ tutorial includes information about how to get started in this environment.
Most of the tutorial and all programming for the project must be completed using Pair (or Group) Programming. Your log must be submitted with the rest of your materials at the end of camp.
Once you are familiar with the aspects of C++ used in this project, you will begin working with your lights and Arduino board.
For more information about the competition, please review the competition rules.
Massimo Banzi, a co-founder of Arduino, gave
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
This lab was originally created and led by myself and Ashley Oudenne, and Clare Coleman has been instrumental in updating and adapting the lab for a new environment. Please let either Clare or me know if you have any questions! My contact information is on my main page, and Clare's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acknowledgments: Special thanks to the people at FastLED who provided the library on which this project is based.