The very first time I picked up an Arduino was Christmas of 2011 and loved its simplicity. I found it was a great tool to get students involved with programming and robotics. I am a aecond year student at SDSU completing a 4+1 degree in Mechanical and Bioengineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. I started a Mechatronics Club at SDSU in attempts to get students involved with programming, electronics, and robotics.