Arduino is an open source electronics platform that you can program to interact with the real world: make lights flash, buzzers buzz, and motors spin. You can use Arduinos to build an invention, animate a sculpture, or automate your house.
ITS has purchased several Arduino-based SparkFun Inventor’s Kits now available for checkout from the Media Center. These are great for learning about Arduino and come with lots of fun stuff like motors, LEDs, an LCD display, temperature and light sensors, a buzzer, and supporting electronics. The kit also includes an excellent guide with 16 sample projects starting from the basic blinking LED up to driving a motor, using an LCD, and reading a temperature sensor. Whether you are looking to start learning about Arduino or want to work on a class or personal project, stop by the Media Center (Beardsley 114) to check out a kit.