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!
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.
Thursday, April 26 | 6-7:30 pm | Central Library | 448-5846
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.
Thursday, May 3, 6:00-7:30 pm
Guided Project: 6:00-6:45 pm
Open Play: 6:45-7:30 pm
Post a message or watch the status of your project through a simple LCD screen! We’ll say “Hello world!” by wiring up an LCD and Arduino.
Library Event Code & Diagrams [.pdf]
Access to Lynda.com Online Courses
Access to Lynda is free with your library card! There are thousands of courses – but we recommend the following courses to become familiar with coding with Arduino (which uses a language based on C++): Programming Foundations: Fundamentals, Programming Foundations: Programming for Kids, Learning C++, C++ Essential Training
Arduino Glossary & Diagram [.pdf]
Buy an Arduino and related components
Jameco Electronics (components)
Official Arduino 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
YouTube: Search for “Arduino” to get thousands of videos with tutorials & projects
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