Free Open IT Lab Opportunity for Educators!

 Open IT Lab

 Located @ IT-oLogy


 Micro-controllers: SparkFun Inventor’s Kit


 Please join IT-oLogy for this innovative SparkFun program with the Open IT Lab!


Teachers, Professors, IT-oLogy Volunteers
This is a “train the trainers” opportunity! The material you learn can be delivered in a classroom setting or to other interested audiences!

An innovative SparkFun workshop teaching the basics of microcontrollers. What are microcontrollers, you ask?

Microcontrollers are tiny computers and cutting edge technology, but learning how to start using them is easy.

In this class students learn basic microcontroller programming as well as some of the electrical circuits in the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit. Concepts covered include input and output, digital and analog, multimeters and more! We will cover the basic concepts in this class, but the kit that comes with this class can be used to teach over a semester worth of material.

Wednesday, May 2nd
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC


Register now by emailing Todd Lewis at [email protected]!

What do you need to know & bring?
Prerequisites: The class requires participants to have the physical dexterity to insert wires into a breadboard, the physical equivalent of inserting shoelaces into the holes in sneakers.

You bring nothing! IT-oLogy and SparkFun provide the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit, multimeters and freeware necessary to use the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit. SparkFun provides enough instructors to keep the instructor:student ratio to at least 1:6.

Find out more about SparkFun!

  SparkFun Inventor’s Kit:

 A re-usable kit teaching the basics of micro-controller programming and electrical circuit creation. Great for ages 8 to 101! Kits may be shared by 2 or 3 students.


  • Chris Craft says:


    I’m interested in this, but am sad to see it’s on a Wednesday. Will this ever be offered on a weekend or during the summer when teachers might be able to come without taking a day off?


    • Hi Chris!

      We actually do plan to offer again when teachers can come without taking a day off! We had the opportunity to have it next week, but we are looking at some dates this summer for another workshop!

      Stay tuned –

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