What is Arduino?
Arduino is a credit-card-sized, programmable microcontroller that can read sensors and will turn on lights, run motors, and more, based on the code you write. Want to see the Arduino in action? Click here for a YouTube playlist of some of our favorite projects!
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Arduino at the Library!
An introduction for kids and teens (ages 10-18) and families! Write code, invent & interact with your environment with Arduino. Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of writing code or building small electronics? Arduino is a credit-card-sized, programmable micro-controller that can read sensors and will turn on lights, run motors, and more, based on the code you write. Once you know the basics, the possibilities are endless! Learn more at this hands-on session. Space is limited, call the number listed to register.
Monday, March 20 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | Central Library | 448-5846
Monday, April 10 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Central Library | 445-5846
For kids and teens ages 10-18 who have attended an Arduino at the Library event – build new projects and learn more about coding at Arduino Club! We begin with 45 minutes of guided projects to expand on our Arduino knowledge. If you’ve already attended a club with the scheduled guided projects, come for the second 45 minutes for open play with our kits and extra electronic components. You can come with ideas or we’ll help you find a project to try. Have a project that you built at home? Bring it in and show off your creation! Space is limited; call 448-5846 to register for one or both halves of an Arduino Club session.
Monday, March 20 | Central Library | Call 448-5846 to register.
Guided Project: 3:30-4:15 pm
Open Play: 4:15-5:00 pm
DC motors can be found everywhere from remote control cars to CD players. Using Arduino and toy DC motors we’ll learn how to change the rotation speed and direction, which will open up a whole new world of projects!
Thursday, May 4 | Central Library | Call 448-5846 to register.
Guided Project: 6:00-6:45 pm
Open Play: 6:45-7:30 pm
Learn to use Arduino’s serial monitor to receive and send data, track temperature and light in the room, and control LED lights from a computer.
Arduino at the Library – Adult Edition
Write code, invent & interact with your environment with Arduino. Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of writing code or building small electronics? Arduino is a credit card-sized, programmable microcontroller that can read sensors and will turn on lights, run motors, and more, based on the code you write. Once you know the basics, the possibilities are endless! Learn more at this two-hour, hands-on session. Space is limited.
Arduino for Adults:
Monday, March 6 | 6:00-8:00 pm | Central Library | Call 448-5825 to register.
Monday, April 3| 5:30-7:30 pm | Ashwaubenon Branch | Call 492-4913 to register.
Library Event Code & Diagrams
Introduction to Arduino [.pdf]
RGB LED [.pdf]
Arduino Glossary & Diagram [.pdf]
Buy an Arduino and related components
Jameco Electronics (components)
Official Adruino Resources
Project Ideas & How To’s
Instructables: Hundreds of great Arduino project ideas with easy to follow instructions
Jeremy Blum’s Arduino Tutorials: Beginner tutorial videos by engineer/hacker Jeremy Blum
Sparkfun – What is an Arduino?: Sparkfun’s introductory tutorial
Sylvia’s Super Awesome Maker Show: Sylvia has lots of maker projects, but check out this specific episode for a few simple Arduino projects.
YouTube: Search for “Arduino” to get thousands of videos with tutorials & projects
All About Circuits: Information about electronics for both students and hobbyists
123D Circuits: Test out your projects beforehand by building prototypes in this web-based tool