Intro to Arduino - Utilizing Electronics to Control the World Around Us
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. With the ability to read inputs and turn them into an output, Arduino can be programmed to activate motors, turn on lights, and utilize sensors. This makes it a great tool for fast prototyping which is why Arduino projects can be found in makerspaces around the world. Held in UConn's first Makerspace, the Learning Community Innovation Zone (LCIZ), this course allows participants to explore the basics of Arduino while implementing design theory and problem-solving skills to tackle a real-life problem. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to keep their kit so that they can continue to solve future problems using Arduino.