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Beginners Arduino Workshop, Cardiff

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Arduino 316As part of a Chance to Create project, I’ve teamed up with Rhys Williams to put together Wales’ first Tinker It! Beginners Arduino Workshop on 27 & 28 Feb 2010. Here’s the gen:

Do you have an interest in open source software, constructing your own hardware, simple electronics or interactivity? This weekend workshop will provide a basic introduction to the Arduino platform for artists, designers and hobbyists. The workshop will be led by Tinker It!, the UK`s leading provider of Arduino training.

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It`s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

Places cost £140 for students and includes a beginners arduino kit to take away.

No prior experience of Arduino or electronics is required to take part.

To book please visit:

For directions to Chapter please visit the website:

The workshop has been organised by Rhys Williams and Stefhan Caddick, and is kindly supported by Chapter Gallery, Ffotogallery, bloc and Powys County Council`s Chance to Create scheme.

Introduction to Arduino

What could be better than spending a weekend learning about Arduino, the favorite open source hardware hacking platform for designers, artists and hobbyists? Aimed at students, artists, and designers or anyone who wants to learn the basics of Arduino, simple electronics and building interactive projects.! has been running monthly workshop around Arduino and its uses in creative uses since 2007.! is a design studio based in London and Milan designing interactive products and spaces for brands, events and museums.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a laptop if you have one, although Ffotogallery have kindly offered to provide them for anyone who can`t access one. If you`re bringing a Mac laptop, then you need to know the admin password for it to install the software). NB: You don`t need to already know about electronics to come to this workshop.

What we will provide

A beginners Arduino kit which you can take away with you after the workshop.