Scratch for Arduino Workshop - 1.5h

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This workshop is designed for secondary education pupils with the goal to introduce them to the world of physical computing by using visual programming. The workshop uses for these purposes the Arduino UNO and some simple electronic components programming it with Scratch for Arduino (S4A).

Setting Up

It is recommended to have a PC/Laptop and Arduino UNO plus the components for every 3-4 pupils. Equipment:

  • Laptop or PC workstation with speakers
  • Pre-installed Arduino IDE and S4A.
  • Arduino UNO
  • USB Cable type B
  • Breadboard
  • 5 male to male jumper wires
  • Photoresistor
  • 10kOhm resistor
  • LED 5V


What is Arduino?

Scratch for Arduino

Using the breadboard

Exercise 1: Blink

Exercise 2: Led with button

NOTE: Doing this exercise may require expanding the workshop to 2 hours depending on the previous experience of the pupils with Scratch or Arduino. If both subjects are presented for the first time it is recommended to skip this in the 1.5h format.

Exercise 3: Theremin