What is Arduino?

Arduinos are credit-card-sized, programmable microcontrollers that can read sensors and will turn on lights, run motors, and more, based on the code you write. Want to see Arduinos in action? Check out our YouTube playlist of some of our favorite projects!

Check Out an Arduino Kit

Kits include everything that you need to experiment with beginner projects – from blinking your first LED to mapping temperature to composing a tune using 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.

Read about what’s in the kit and what you can build with it!

Arduino Events

Arduino Club events, primarily for kids and teens (ages 10-18) and families. Introduction to Arduino events cover the basics of sending code to an Arduino and building small projects. Arduino Club events expand on the essentials and include new components and coding. Registration is required for all events. Find upcoming Arduino events in our events calendar.

Learn More

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

What is an Arduino?

What is Electricity?

What is a Circuit?

Voltage, Current, Resistance & Ohm’s Law


Jeremy Blum’s Arduino Tutorials: Beginner tutorial videos by engineer/hacker Jeremy Blum

All About Circuits: Information about electronics for students and hobbyists

Instructables: Hundreds of great Arduino project ideas with easy-to-follow instructions

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

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