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Intro to Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output


Intro to Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output

Want to get started with physical computing?

Learn to program an Arduino and interact with the physical world! In this class, we’ll cover an introduction to Arduino and learn how to manipulate outputs based on sensor inputs.

Topics covered

What is Arduino?

Software setup (IDE, how to program it, the Serial monitor)

Reading schematics and wiring diagrams

Basics of breadboarding

Controlling output (blinking/fading an LED)

Reading sensor input (with a pushbutton, potentiometer and light sensor)

Combining input and output


All students will receive a basic electronics starter kit, which contains a starter pack of electronics components and sensors, including a breadboard, wires, light sensor, tilt sensor, LEDs, a motor, and more. Students will also receive an Adafruit Metro (Arduino UNO equivalent).

Students should bring their own laptop and install some free software ahead of time:

The Arduino IDE

SiLabs driver (Mac/PC)

Who should take this class?

Basic computer knowledge is assumed, and we'll refresh a few concepts from high school physics and math. No previous experience with coding or circuits is required.

OK, awesome, I want to join!

Please be ready to start at 1pm!  We find that you will need this time to get through the whole class. Our classes tend to sell out about a week in advance so if you're interested, you may want to sign up early.


This class will be taught by NYC Resistor members Max Whitney and Becky Stern.  As with all NYC Resistor events, this class is 18+ and governed by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct, as well as accessibility information, can be found at

Please note that refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please email Y2xhc3NlcyB8IG55Y3Jlc2lzdG9yICEgY29t.

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