Free Beginner's Hands-on Arduino Workshop for Learning Basic Electronics

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Intro to Electronics via Arduino Nano, Buzzers, LED's, Touch and Infrared Sensors

Join us for a hands-on intro to basic electronics using Arduino. Each participant who brings a laptop will be able to work with an Arduino kit to create a basic music-playing project with sensor buttons and mini speakers. Depending on time available, more sensors, lights and other components may be set up.

Some other possibilities may be hooking up a proximity sensor to play sounds based on human movement, knobs to control the volume of sounds or led light - or generally mixing and matching sensors and output devices.

Please bring a laptop with you to the event to hook up to the electronics kit that we will be working with.

Please download and install the Arduino IDE prior to the event:

The CH340/341 USB/Serial adapter driver is also required in order to use the Arduino Nano kit during the workshop linked below:

Mac users can install the driver from: (

Windows users can install the driver from:

Recent Linux OS versions have the drivers built in.

Here is a link to download the handouts and powerpoint slides:

Optional Materials Fee: The workshop is free. Please bring a laptop to connect to the electronics kit. Arduino kits that we work on in class can be taken home for $20.