Getting started with Arduino

About the workshop

Enter the world of Arduino!
Have you ever wanted to build an interactive lamp, a depressed shoe shelf or a physical character to control your computer games? Or any other interactive project? 

In this workshop for beginners we'll introduce you to and show the basics of Arduino,
an open-source single-board microcontroller designed to make the process of using electronics in multidisciplinary projects more accessible.

In other words, make your own interactive prototype and play with it!

Arduino has endless possibilities, it's just to get started and that's what we want to help you with! 

Here are some examples of what you can do:

Interactive gaming
The depressed shoe shelf
Bad posture
Interactive lamp
Singularity Countdown Clock

We have a few (around 6) Arduinos to lend you, but we encourage you to get your own to be able to continue exploring after the workshop. If you want to, you can work in teams of two during the workshop to get started.

We recommend you to buy an Arduino for this workshop in order to learn. We provided you with different options. When you have your Arduino you should prepare by downloading and install the coding software Processing on your computer.

Here is some alternatives for Arduino:

(You can also buy Arduino at the Swedish store Kjell & Co.)

Here is a short Documentary about Arduino, how it all started and more examples of what you can do with it:

The awesome coaches during this event will be Creative Technologist Ellen Sundh and Internet of Things expert Anders Mellbratt.

About the event

This course requires no previous knowledge of Arduino and is suitable for beginners of any programming language/microcontroller.

Because the number of seats is limited, it is important that you only sign up if you definitely plan on coming (and do so, too!). If you can't make it for any reason, please cancel your attendance on Meetup right away so your someone on the waiting list can take your place. Thanks!

And if there are no more spots available: join the Waiting List!

Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday the 26th of January.

Location is kindly supported by Ziggy Creative Colony at Långholmsgatan 27, Hornstull.

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  • Hanna K.

    Thanks all for coming! It was great to see everyone so exited about Arduino!

    1 · January 28, 2013

  • Anders M.

    All attendees made progress and tried something new.

    1 · January 26, 2013

  • Ivy

    It was a lot of fun! Thank you for an inspiring session.

    2 · January 26, 2013

  • Kasia D.

    Loved it. Getting Arduino asap :)

    2 · January 26, 2013

  • Ola R.

    Great meetup, I would love to attend a part 2 and create more sweet music.

    2 · January 26, 2013

  • Anders M.


    1 · January 13, 2013

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