What to do with an Arduino

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Maybe you were very good this year and got an Arduino for Christmas. Now what are you going to do with it?

An Arduino is a single-board microcontroller that is used to make the use of electronics in multidisciplinary projects more accessible. Arduino boards are affordable and open source, meaning there is universal access to the product’s design and/or code that allows the public to use and/or modify the original design.

So what can you do with an Arduino? How do you get started? YouTube has tons of great videos that can help you get started.

Tutorial 01 for Arduino: Getting Acquainted with Arduino

Tutorial 02 for Arduino: Buttons, PMW, and Functions.

If you didn’t get an Arduino for Christmas then you know what your next purchase should be. After all, an Arduino can be purchased for around $50.00. That’s not bad considering the many things you can do with an Arduino!

Learn more about the core functions of an Arduino on the Arduino Learning page. All that information should get our MAKERSHiP participants excited to take an Arduino class at TechShop Pittsburgh.

EEE102: Arduino Part 1 – Building Your Arduino

Thursday, 1/9/14  6:00 pm 3.0 hours

Sunday, 1/19/14  1:00 pm 3.0 hours

Remember that you don’t have to be a TechShop member to take a class at TechShop. MAKERSHiP participants do no pay for classes. However, you must be able to solder small parts for this class. TechShop recommends that you take the Soldering and electronics Basics SBU before this class.

Learn More about the MAKERSHiP If you are in Western Pennsylvania and you are unemployed or underemployed please join us on January 14th at 6:00pm at TechShop Pittsburgh to learn more about the MAKERSHiP Project. TechShop Pittsburgh is located at 192 Bakery Square Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Like our page and RSVP via Facebook.


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