Allan Didier

Arduino Beginner Projects

Project Descriptions

Use one of the Arduino Uno kits and follow the projects in the Arduino Projects book. Some projects are short and can be completed in under 30 minutes. The later projects may require a few class periods to complete. All projects can be expanded and customized to go beyond what is in the Arduino Projects book. The book has 15 different projects. Mr. Didier recommends doing at least the first six projects in order if you have limited experience with small electronics building or work with an Arduino. The later projects can be done in any order, but they do loosely build on each other in the book. 

Below is a rough roadmap for class projects with beginner Arduino projects.

First Project (approximately 2 weeks of class time)

Complete the following tutorial projects from the book. When finished with each tutorial project, show Mr. Didier. 

01 Get to Know Your Tools
02 Spaceship Interface
03 Love-o-Meter
04 Color Mixing Lamp

Second Project (approximately 2 weeks of class time)

Complete the following tutorial projects from the book. When finished with each tutorial project, show Mr. Didier. 

05 Mood Cue
06 Light Theremin
07 Keyboard Instrument

Second Project (approximately 2 weeks of class time)

Complete the following tutorial projects from the book. When finished with each tutorial project, show Mr. Didier. 

05 Mood Cue
06 Light Theremin
07 Keyboard Instrument

Third Project (approximately 2 weeks of class time)

Complete the following tutorial projects from the book. When finished with each tutorial project, show Mr. Didier. 

08 Digital Hourglass
09 Motorized Pinwheel
10 Zoetrope

Fourth Project (approximately 2 weeks of class time)

Complete the following tutorial projects from the book. When finished with each tutorial project, show Mr. Didier. 

11 Crystal Ball
12 Knock Loc
13 Touchy-feely Lamp