Animatronic Control Systems - Arduino Programming Basics - Part 1


Learn to animate mechanical characters & props using Arduino technology! In Part 1 of his 3-part webcourse series on Arduino Programming Basics, Master FX Mechanic David Covarrubias (Pacific Rim, Iron Man, The Lost World: Jurassic Park) introduces you to Arduino's open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. 

Whether you're brand new to programming animatronics or an experienced professional, Arduino is an indispensable tool to add to your character mechanic's toolbox.

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  • Introduction to Arduino Hardware
  • The IDE (Integrated Development Environment)
  • Basic Programming Language Structure
  • Writing Basic Arduino Code
  • Basic LED Code
  • LED Inputs & Plugging in Buttons
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David Covarrubias