Arduino (electronics)

Inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and technicians by introducing your students to Arduino!  In our Arduino program, students have the opportunity to

  • learn about electrical energy, open and closed circuits, and parts of a circuit;
  • construct a circuit and identify where the conserved energy is transformed within that circuit;
  • build models that demonstrate how electrical energy can be transformed into other forms of energy (such as light, sound, and mechanical motion); and,
  • understand and interpret two-dimensional drawings to create three-dimensional models.

Currently, we have twelve Arduino Starter Kits and have developed a sequence of activities for students to progress from simple to more complex circuits.  We can accommodate groups of ten to twenty-four students, grades six and up.  The minimum time needed for an Arduino program is 1.5 hours.  If your group can stay for a longer period of time, they can construct and program more advanced circuits.

If you are interested in scheduling a group of students for an Arduino program, please email us at Challenger@richlandone.org or call us at 803-929-3951 so we can design a program to fit your needs.