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Guiding Light (or What’s an Arduino and why is it useful?)

  • 17 Jul 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • GJmakerspace


  • Free for members of GJmakerspace
  • Available to the public, no membership needed

Age 7+ allowed for this event
Add children as guests, up to 1 per adult
An adult must be with children during the event
Guests are for children only

Please contact us at info@gjmakerspace.org for more information
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Event description

Even if you’ve never heard of Arduino or microcontrollers, this two-hour event will provide a basic understanding of what they are, how they work and why they may be useful in your projects.  These devices have revolutionized the DIY landscape, providing previously unknown capabilities. The experienced maker will also gain additional insight into the exciting world of controlling stuff.

Wayne Wall, experienced problem solver, maker mentor and colorful presenter will guide us using flashing lights as our exploratory medium.  Wayne’s workshops are engaging, informative and practical. He’ll take you from simple LED blinking to dazzling light effects using the latest programmable light strips.  More importantly, this event will inspire you to utilize micro-controllers in your own projects.

Key points

  • Learn about micro-controllers
  • Learn how to apply in real life
  • Understand led light manipulations


No previous knowledge or experience necessary.

Ages: 7 and up; 16 and under must be accompanied by adult. 2 children per Adult per registration.

Supplied Materials



Members: Free   Non-members (Public): $20

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