Arduino Intermediate Workshop

Take your existing knowledge to the next level

21 jan 2012

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.


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This workshop is for intermediate users who know the basics of Arduino and have sufficient programming experience, and want to take it a step further. An interesting question could be how you can integrate Arduino into your own projects. The day starts with a introduction on more advanced topics and projects, and moves on to the hardware aspects of the Arduino. We will form groups that want to collaborate on making certain specific things work. This way we can teach everybody something.

Required knowledge

• Numeric formats: You need to at least know what Binary and Hexadecimals are
• Basic electronics: Resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes, connections. You need to know how to wire a transistor or pull up/down a pin.
• Programming: The basic structures of C (arduino) are required. Functions and variables will NOT be explained.
• Arduino itself: Libraries, pins, some of the chip's architecture, I2C (Wire)
• Prototyping: Setting up components on breadboard. This is VERY important. If you don't know how to do this, you'll slow down the group and we want to avoid that.

If you feel insecure after reading this list, it's better to take part in the Arduino Basics workshop first, before continuing with the intermediate workshop.

For who?

Computer scientists, hardware hackers, product developers, nerds, etc. Previous experience in programming and thorough basic knowledge of Arduino is mandatory.


Ubi de Feo of the 'Hello, Savants'! collective. Ubi is an interaction designer and Arduino expert.

What to bring?

Bring your laptop to do your coding. If there is a specific sensor or actuator you would like to use during the workshop, we advise you to bring it yourself.

Workshop price and Arduino kit

The workshop without Arduino kit costs € 75 incl. VAT. But of course you need a kit to participate, which means you have to buy the Arduino kit in advance. The handiest place to do that is at I recommend to order the ARDX kit / Arduino Inventor's Kit. With this kit there's no need to order loose parts and it gives you more freedom for wild(er) experiments.

Antratek is a good option as well for buying kits and parts. Here the kit is called the Arduino Inventor's Kit.

If you already have an Arduino at home, you can order all the loose parts at Farnell. Or find them at You can also buy the parts in one of these stores in Amsterdam: Radio Rotor, Hecke or Muco. The following list on Sparkfun's website mentions all the items you need.

You have to make sure you have the kit before the workshop starts as we don't sell parts or Arduino's here at Mediamatic. Without the kit you can't participate!

Information and registration

The workshop lasts from 10.00 - 17.30. We serve coffee, tea and cookies. Lunch is D.I.Y. 
Please buy your ticket by clicking on the magenta button at the top of this page.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Deborah Meibergen or call her: +31 (0) 20 638 9901

Cancellation policy

If you can't come to the workshop, notify us at least 48 hours in advance and we'll give you a refund.