Arduino Prototyping - An Introduction

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Arduino Prototyping For Beginners

Sunday, Jan 15, 2017


Max enrollment: 6 This class is $10 for General Public and $0.01 for MakeHaven Members, MH Members will be reimbursed the penny.

If you're brand-new to Arduino and electronics, this class will get you started prototyping your first circuit.  We will use an Arduino UNO to make LEDs flash in fancy patterns at the push of a button.

We will cover:

  • The Arduino board and how not to fry one

  • Simple LED circuits, including what is a resistor and how do I know which one to use

  • How to plug things into a solderless breadboard

  • How to read someone else's code and modify it to do what I want

  • Sending code to the Arduino board

  • Schematic drawing - electronics shorthand so I can remember what I made

At the end of the class, you will have a hand-drawn schematic of your circuit.  If you'd like to learn how to turn it into a circuit board, you can take Jeremy's Intro to Circuit Design in Eagle class.

Each student should bring a laptop with the Arduino IDE running on it.  Download from

We have a limited number of Arduino UNOs and breadboards available for use during the class.  Feel free to bring your own.  You'll want at least a half-size breadboard (3x2 inches).  If you want to purchase ahead of time, here is a good starter kit:



Arduino Prototyping - Beginner