Intro to Arduino Programming: LED Matrix

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September 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: MakerLab

Low-cost microcontrollers, such as the $25 Arduino, have revolutionized the way we connect the real and virtual worlds. The credit-card sized Arduino board can be used in robotics, to control sensors, or to create wearable technology. In this two-hour workshop, students will get hands-on with Arduinos to create projects using sensors and light displays. No coding experience is required. Workshop is taught by Digital Services Librarians Anthony Marrocolla and Laura Miller. For ages 10+.

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Project 1: Build a simple circuit and code LEDs to blink at various intervals
Project 2: Design and code a display for a 32 x 32 LED matrix.

Sample design and coded LED matrix

Targeted toward girls in grades 6, 7, and 8 but open to all students 10 and older.   This program is one of the TechShopz in a Box offered through TechGirlz, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology occupations. TechGirlz uses fun and educational hands-on workshops to get middle school age girls interested in different kinds of technology and demonstrate the varied options of careers in technology.


September 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Laura Miller


151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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