Immersive Learning: Controlling Stuff (Beginner Level) – 3 separate sessions

Our first immersive course was such a success, we’re going to do it again! The improvements we’re making based on our first course should make this one even better.  Get more than just an introduction to the exciting world of controlling stuff using low-cost microcontrollers! This hands on series of three consecutive sessions gets you going with your own Arduino microcontroller and parts kit, which are yours to keep.  Wayne Wall, experienced computer engineer and instructor will guide you in understanding how to construct your own circuits and program them to your specific needs.

This course is for beginners who may have no prior knowledge of electronics or programming.  The hands-on immersive style allows you to gain knowledge and skill in each session, then continue work at home between sessions.  Additional assistance will be available from Wayne, as well as others, via a free instant messaging app which can be installed on your computer and/or smartphone.  There will be several project themes you can choose from depending on your personal interest. More specifically:

  • Each session will be held at GJmakerspace from 9:00 am until noon on three consecutive Saturdays (June 16, 23, 30).
  • Attendees should bring their own Windows or Macintosh computers (laptops preferred) in order to run the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment), which is necessary to create programs for the Arduino.  (Instructions on how to download and install the IDE will be provided beforehand.) If you can’t bring your own computer let us know before the class starts and we’ll try to make one available in the classroom for you.
  • The course cost is $99 for GJmakerspace members and $125 for non-members and is limited to the first 10 prepaid enrollees.  (Minimum age: 15 years.  Minors require parental/guardian permission.)  Enrollment ends June 14.

June 16, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: See schedule on registration site – this is a 3 session event!


Date(s) - Sat, Jun 16, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location & Directions
The Business Incubator Center


In order to reserve a spot in any class/workshop you must register and pay before the class begins. It's highly recommended to register and pay for a class/workshop ahead of time to reserve your seat and guarantee that class materials are available.

Cancellation Policy: If a class/workshop is canceled by the Business Incubator Center, those who’ve registered and paid will receive a full refund, or the opportunity to credit their registration & fee to another class. The Business Incubator Center reserves the right to modify, withdraw or make substitutions for any announced classes and to change instructors.

Class Withdrawal: Participant requested withdrawals must be made a minimum of 3 business days prior to the start of class/workshop. To request a withdrawal from a class/workshop please call 970-243-5242.


  • Refunds are available, minus a $10 administrative fee only if notice of withdrawal is given at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class.
  • Withdrawals/refunds are not available once a class/workshop begins.
  • Credit card transactions will be credited to the original card used.
  • Refund checks will be mailed for cash or check transactions. This process takes 3 to 4 weeks.

Refund Policy: The Business Incubator Center does not offer full refunds once a person has registered and paid for a class/workshop. If for some reason the participant cannot take the class on the scheduled day and has not given notice to the Business Incubator Center 3 business days prior to the class, the participant will not receive any refund but the participant will be credited for a future class/workshop of the same cost.

For example a participant registers and pays $50 for the How to Start a Business Class, if the participant calls and cancels 3 days before the class, they are refunded $40. If the participant calls the day before the class, the participant will not receive any refund but will be credited for a How to Start a Business Class or any other workshop that is of a $50 value.

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