Introduction to Arduino Introduction to Arduino

Make a Desktop Weather Station


What is an Arduino?

An Arduino micro-processor is an open source platform used for building electronics projects. It’s made for artists, designers, engineers, hobbyists and anyone with the slightest interest in programmable electronics. It simplifies the process of building a programmable electronics project, making it a great platform for beginners. You can easily start working on one with no previous electronics experience.


What will I learn from this program?

This program will provide a beginner’s guide to Arduino. It will teach people the basics, including an overview of Arduino hardware and software, how to download the Arduino software and use it to code an Arduino microprocessor.

As part of this course, participants will learn how to find a 3D design, modify it to suit your project using Tinkercad online software and 3D print the case for your weather station on the library’s 3D printers.

Participants who complete the course will have used the Arduinos software to code the Arduino microprocessor circuit board and will leave with a fully-functioning desktop weather station which you can take home at the completion of the course.


Who is the course aimed at?

This beginner’s program will get you started on your journey with Arduino. If you have little or no experience, but are interested in learning about Arduino microprocessors and how to code, please fill out this form to apply for a place in the workshops. If you already have Arduino experience and are already comfortable programming an Arduino, then this program is probably not for you.


Skills required:

Participants should be comfortable using a computer to open a variety of programs, download and install software and have an interest in learning to code.


For ages 16 and up, the course runs for 3 weeks on the 12th, 19th and 26th of February from 3pm - 5pm. Cost is $15.


For further information, please contact 53296555 or email


On-line Application Form


Applications close 31st January 2020. All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications by Febuary 5, 2020.