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Let's Go Adruino! How to get started.

If you're interested in bringing coding or making or both into your classroom, you should definitely get started with Arduino.

With a very small investment, you can get started. Here's an Amazon shopping list with the components I've used to build my Arduino on the Road kit.


With just a little bit of training, my students have used Arduino to make art projects, museum exhibits, and robots coding in C++.  MaterialsArduino Uno board (or fake Arduino Uno board)BreadboardJumper wiresLEDs220 Ohm resistorsComputer (Mac, Windows, Linux preferred). If you have a chromebook, we can still get you started.  Get your computer ready MacOS, Windows, LinuxRegister with ArduinoDownload the arduino Web Editor Plugin Launch the Arduino Web EditorBring up the code: Examples > Basics > Blink
Chromebooks Get the Codebender AppGo to edu.codebender.ccDo the things Codebender tells you to doThe free EDU version allows you to write up to 30 lines of code. For $10 / month you can expand this.…

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