Arduino Workshop reloaded


We’re doing it again! The first one was such a success we were asked to have another one to fit in all those interested in Arduino but couldn’t make it the last time.

This workshop is for anyone who has never played around with Arduino before and those who have played around a little bit but aren’t entirely sure about how the basics work. It’s easier than you think! We will put together basic single component electrical circuits, learn about analog and digital, input and output, basic programming concepts, practice very basic Serial communication, and briefly cover basic virtual prototyping. In case you haven’t noticed the key word here is “basic.” Students will create three simple circuits highlighting analog and digital forms of input and output. Get started with the Arduino programming environment; briefly discuss programming and virtual prototyping. Concepts that will be covered include:

  • Using a breadboard
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Digital and Analog
  • Input and Output
  • Arduino programming environment basics
  • Serial Monitor usage with text, variables and pin states

The $99 workshop fee includes a Sparkfun Inventor’s Kit students get to take home afterward; the kit normally sells online for $99.95.  Members of Lowell Makes may participate in the workshop for $75. To ensure adequate instructor-student engagement, this workshop is limited to 12 students.  Please register using the form below. [iframe src=”″ frameborder=”0″ height=”450″ width=”100%” vspace=”0″ hspace=”0″ marginheight=”5″ marginwidth=”5″ scrolling=”auto” allowtransparency=”true”>