This Saturday I’ll be running an Arduino workshop for teenagers and young adults at the Young Adult Innovate Conference put on by Advance LA. The conference organizers were looking for volunteers to give an introductory, hands-on, interactive Arduino workshop that could be done in 45 minutes, without computers for the attendees. Oh, and it can’t cost too much.
The constraints are a challenge, but feasible. I plan to bring in the various Arduino projects I’ve been working on at home as demos, and also provide a hands-on and interactive activity that the workshop participants can take home. Since there aren’t enough computers to go around, the attendees won’t be programming at the workshop. I decided to get an Arduino board for each participant and pre-program them to drive a simple electric circuit. With written instructions, the participants will build their own circuits and connect them to the Arduino.