Introduction to Arduino

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Introduction to Arduino

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If you are interested, please add your information to our WAITLIST, and we will get in touch with you for the next scheduled workshop.

What to bring: A laptop
Time: Friday July 8th 6:00-8:30pm
Location: 121 Studios Location - 211 King St. London ON
Instructors: Shawn Nook and Raphael Kopala

Take the first steps in creating electronic interactions with the world. Arduino is a combination of hardware and software that opens up a D.I.Y. route, where you can create anything from a blinking light to a large scale interactive art installation, or from turning on a motor to running a tree climbing robot!

What's Included?

The course includes an Arduino as well as a starter kit, which you can take home along with everything you create in the class.

What will you learn?

In this workshop, you will see examples of Arduinos being used in a broad range of projects. You will get to set up your Arduino and build a simple circuit with a light, and you will learn how to write a program to flash the light to create your own interactive game.

Topics Covered in this class:

  • What is an Arduino?
  • What is in your starter kit?
  • Simple circuits
  • Resistors and LEDs
  • Inputs and outputs
  • Digital and Analogue
  • Arduino programming basics
  • Sending information to the Arduino
  • Where to go from here

Ticket Options:

Intro $80

  • Everything you need to get started

Intro Plus $130

  • Everything you need to get started
  • Summer membership at the UnLab (24/7 access to the space and its tools until Labour Day, 2016)
  • One Bootcamp session to jumpstart whatever you want to work on (held at the UnLab)
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What's in the Arduino Starter Kit?

  • Arduino Uno w/Atmega328 - The latest and greatest Arduino revision R3, assembled and ready to go
  • 3' USB cable - Perfect for connecting your Arduino to a computer
  • 1 Breadboard - Plenty of room for beginner projects
  • 70 flexible breadboard wires in 8 colors, perfect to use with the solderless breadboard.
  • 1 potentiometer with knob - These pots have 0.1" spacing and fit very nicely into a breadboard without modification
  • 5 small pushbuttons - Snap into the breadboard for button inputs
  • 1 Tilt switch
  • 1 Thermistor
  • 1 Photo Resistor
  • 1 Diode
  • 1 Buzzer
  • 5 Switchs
  • Red, green and blue ultra-bright LED - Can be used on their own, or color-mixed to make nearly any color in the rainbow!
  • 100 ohm resistors - They can be used to protect pin outputs when starting out
  • 5 1K resistors - Good for use as LED limiting resistors
  • 5 10K resistors - Great for pullups & pulldowns
  • Ceramic Capacitors (10nF x 10,100nF x 10)
  • Electrolytic Capacitors (100uF x 5)

If possible, please download the installer for your Arduino software before attending the workshop. The files are available to download from the Arduino site.

We will be on hand to help with the installation process, but if you would like to get a head start, feel free to install the software on your laptop following these instructions.

What is Arduino Bootcamp?

After learning the basics, it’s now time to dive into specific projects and applications!

In this open-ended workshop there will be an expert on-hand to help you with whatever it is you want to do. With a creative environment and expert advice, what you can achieve is up to you!

Email us at with any specific questions about what you may need for your personal project.

What to bring:

  • A laptop with Arduino IDE

  • Arduino Uno + Kit (as supplied in our Introduction to Arduino course)

  • Any other equipment you need to get started on your project

  • Your own idea of what you want to make

Time: Saturday July 16th from 12:00-2:00pm

Location: Unlondon’s Unlab, 792 Dundas Street London, ON N5W 2Z7

Instructor: TBD