Arduino at the Brown County Library





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!

Arduino Kits are ready for check out at the Library.

Kits include everything that you need to experiment with beginner projects – from blinking your first LED to mapping temperature to composing a tune use a Piezo buzzer, we’ve got you covered! Kits check out for 21 days and can be returned to any location. Pick one up at the Central or Southwest libraries or place one on hold to pick up at your favorite library location!


Read about what’s in the kit and what to do with it!


The Arduino kits were made possible through grant funding provided by OMNOVA Solutions.

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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.


Arduino Club


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.

Upcoming Events:



Library Event Code & Diagrams [.pdf]

Introduction to Arduino


Serial Monitor 



DC Motors

Servo Motors

LCD Screens

Simon Says


Arduino Resources

Library books about Arduino 

Arduino Glossary & Diagram [.pdf]


Buy an Arduino and related components

Spark Fun


Maker Shed

Arduino Official Starter Kit

Jameco Electronics (components)


Official Arduino Resources

Official Arduino Website


Support Forum

Code Reference


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

YouTube: Search for “Arduino” to get thousands of videos with tutorials & projects


Learn More

Sparkfun Tutorials: These tutorials cover the basics of electricity, circuits, Ohm’s law & more.

All About Circuits: Information about electronics for both students and hobbyists

Tinkercad: Test out your projects beforehand by building prototypes in this web-based tool