Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. This is a complex device with a steep learning curve for a beginner.


Grade Level

6, 7-8, 9-12

Compatible Devices

Desktop/Laptop PC

Equipment Apps or Websites

Getting Started with Arduino (from the Arduino organization)

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Arduino Availability

Number of Devices Owned by AISD: 1 set (13 kits per set)

Current Availability by Month

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