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"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."

Past Events

03/28/09 - Arduino Night Matt Stultz hosted an event to build your own Arduino from a kit.
05/09/09 - Jonathan Speicher hosted the second Arduino class, Building a Physical Pixel, taught by Jon, Matt Stultz, and Dave Findlay


Parts and Kits

  • Adafruit Lady Ada's shop where she sells her kits including many of the Arduino shields that we showed.
  • BBB Arduino Maker of a couple Arduino kits like the BBB and the RBBB Arduinos.
  • eBay Yep that's right eBay. I get a ton of parts from eBay. Cheapest way I have found to get LEDs by far. The Chinese manufacturers tend to sell direct on eBay.
  • FunGizmos- Arduinos and related components and accessories
  • Arduinos, microcontrollers, components, & accessories
  • MakerShed This is the store for Make Magazine. They sell lots of kits, books, and supplies. They are a great resource and if you watch they have discount coupons very often.
  • NKC Electronics This is the company that supplied the kits for the class and helped us out so much.
  • OctoPart OctoPart is a search engine for electronics parts. Why check digikey, jameco, newark, or others separately when you can just have OctoPart search them all for you and find the best price.
  • Sparkfun A great resource for parts and kits. There prices can be high but often it's the easiest way to get exactly what you need.