Arduino Basics Workshop

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5 Feb 2010
5 Feb 2010

More and more people discover this little miracle board, and they don't know exactly how to use it. That's where we come in! In this workshop you'll learn everything you need to know to get started.

Register by clicking the pink 'do something' button.


Rare Arduino. - Picture by Matt Biddulph. Taken from his Flickr .


Arduino boards are small physical computing platforms, consisting of a simple I/O board and an integrated development environment. Arduinos can be used to develop stand-alone interactive objects and can as well be connected to software on your computer.

The workshop starts from scratch - What is an Arduino, how does it work, how do I program it, how can I integrate it in my work and projects? The day starts with a general introduction, and moves on to the hardware aspects of the Arduino, followed by a crash course of programming.

  • Please note that you are not going to work on your own project in this workshop, but you will get all the basics you need to continue at home.

For who?

Artists, art students, computer scientists, hardware hackers, product developers, nerds, dancers - everyone is welcome. Some experience in programming and electronics comes in handy, but is not necessary.


Ubi de Feo, interaction designer and Arduino expert.

What to bring?

You'll have to bring your own laptop to do your coding. We advise you to download the Arduino software and have a good look at it. Perhaps you can even start practicing a bit at home. All you need to know is on the website If there is a specific sensor or actuator you would like to use during the workshop, we advise you to bring it yourself.

Contents of Arduino kit

√ 1 Arduino duemilanove board
√ 5 LED
√ 5 330Ω resistors
√ 1 10KΩ resistors
√ 1 wire kit (*)
√ 1 rotary pot 5/10K
√ 1 breadboard
√ 1 LDR
√ 1 USB cable
√ 1 switch

Please let me know if you need an Arduino kit! Mail Deborah Meibergen at: