This class will introduce you to the Arduino world. You'll learn the basics, build your first project, and so much more. Each lesson builds on your skills, infusing new knowledge and techniques along the way.
You'll start simple with exercises that demonstrate basic breadboard wiring and coding inputs and outputs. Then you'll level up to soldering and coding addressable NeoPixel LED strip and start planning your own projects with your fun new hobby.
This class will launch your Arduino journey and give you the skills and confidence to take on almost any Arduino project you may find or create in the future.
Want to see an Arduino project happen in real-time? Check out a full video of my webinar on creating an Easy Infinity Mirror, on the Instructables Facebook page, or sign up for one of our other upcoming free webinars here!
Enter an Instructables contest!
If you use the skills you learn in this class to create an awesome project, write an instructable about it and enter it in our Invention Challenge! And, if you're part of a makerspace or a community of awesome makers, consider getting a group together and entering the Makerspace Contest to win amazing tools that will push your creativity forward!
Lesson 1: What You'll Learn
This lesson contains a detailed list of everything you need to complete this class, and shows you how to set up the Arduino software.
What You'll Learn Started
Lesson 2: Your First Experiments
Learn how to use a solderless breadboard and wire/code up your first few LED-controlling circuits! This lesson covers the basics of the Arduino software/hardware workflow.
Your First Experiments Started
Lesson 3: Input/Output
Now that you've got the basics, let's add some interactivity and learn about inputs! This lesson walks you through using pushbuttons, the serial monitor, analog inputs with a potentiometer, and using small motors.
Lesson 4: Skills Infusion & Going Further
This lesson shows you how to solder, use code libraries and control addressable LEDs, write your own code functions, and calculate your circuit's power needs.
Skills Infusion & Going Further Started
Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!