Arduino Connect-a-Thon in Columbus, OH on 6.20.09

Hosted by the Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab in Columbus, Ohio

Location: Corkboard Columbus (116 E. Long Street, Columbus OH 43215) Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Workshop level: Beginner to Intermediate Instructor: Shawn Augustson Cost: $25 ($15 for instruction, $10 for materials, + $35 if you want to keep your arduino) Children under 18 accompanied by an adult: Free!

Arduino is a microcontroller platform broadly used in the fields of art and design. It is used in creating all kinds of interactive artifacts, art installations, and prototypes. It is also an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It is intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

This introductory, hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the basics of the Arduino. The projects will include:

  • Make a blinky light
  • Control your blinky light with a pushbutton
  • Control your blinky light with a light sensor
  • Control a servo (found in radio-controlled cars, puppets, and robots)
  • Control a servo with a knob

No programming or electronics experience is necessary. Participants will need to bring a laptop; however, there will be two laptops available for those who do not have one. Please email us at to reserve a laptop. This workshop is suitable for youth and adults.