ITP Camp 2016

Beginning Arduino Part 1

Session Leaders: Eric Hagan Jody Culkin

Tags: #Arduino #electronics #physical computing

Created By: Eric Hagan

The first of two session on the Arduino including the very basics for getting started with a project. We plan to include: What is the Arduino Why do we use it How to blink an LED Using buttons to control when the LEDs work.

Bring an Arduino Uno, a USB cord, a breadboard and a laptop to the session and we will have the other parts you need!

Here are the notes for our session

If you want to download the software for Arduino before the session, here is the link:

Where to get an Arduino Uno, a breadboard and a USB A-B cable?

Online vendors Adafruit is in Brooklyn, short turn-around time for shipping Sparkfun Electronics Maker Media\\\\'s online store

Tinkersphere is located at 304 East 5th Street, within walking distance. They have a pretty extensive stock available at the store.

Microcenter is located in Sunset Park, and has a number of components (including inexpensive off-brand Arduino Unos).

Resources: Arduino Reference

Sparkfun Arduino Tutorials

Adafruit Getting Started with Arduino

Make Magazine Arduino Project Ideas


Jodys Arduino Comic

Breadboard Comic


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Alan Rochlin May 30, 2016, 11:41 am

Love Arduino!

Alan Rochlin May 30, 2016, 11:41 am

@Alan Rochlin Wait, where do I get all this things?

Jody Culkin June 1, 2016, 12:16 pm

@Alan Rochlin We put in a few vendors in the session description. They may also have some Arduinos, and they definitely have USB A-B cables, in the equipment room. Kate and the counselors will probably describe what the equipment room is on Wednesday.

Sania Salman June 7, 2016, 5:35 am

@Jody Culkin I ordered my materials online but they didn't come on time. Can I still attend tonight?

Eric Hagan June 7, 2016, 5:50 pm

@Sania Salman Yes of course, the equipment room has Arduinos and USB cords to borrow. You might have to find someone with an extra breadboard but otherwise you will be able to follow along