V&A Arduino course
A search on Google showed me that the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) were due to hold a one day course shortly on how to create a retro game using an Arduino microcontroller. I decided to attend just to see if this Arduino thing was something I’d want to play with a bit more. I’ve lived in London for virtually all of my life but I’d never been to the V&A prior to this course. It comes across as quite snooty in my opinion. When I arrived the receptionist was rude and there were no instructions as to where to go, or what to do. The course started slightly late but the course leaders and tutors were welcoming and pleasant. The course covered a brief overview of the Arduino microcontroller, how soldering components onto the board, and uploading code (given to us) from the Arduino IDE to the microcontroller, and then showing us how it works as a complete product. For a one day course we covered a good number of items which gave me a good starting point for future Arduino development. The tutors lack of conversational english made her instructions difficult to follow. Nonetheless, if you have the opportunity I would recommend this one day course to Arduino beginners.