Many libraries are finding new ways to support DIY (do it yourself) culture in their communities. One of the things I'm seeing discussed is the arduino micro-controller, with some libraries providing arduino classes. I've found some resources and references, but would love to hear from you. What are you doing (or thinking about doing) related to arduino?
What's an arduino?
If you're wondering, "What's an arduino?" check out these resources from Make.
Libraries and Arduino
If you'd like to see what libraries are doing with arduino, check out some of these events I found:
- The New York Public Library is doing numerous things, from a demo to a fashion focused session
- The Huntsville-Madison County (AL) Public Library offered a How to do things: Electronics with Arduino session
- The Sauk City (WI) Public Library has hosted an Arduino Workshop/ Maker Group
- The Galion (OH) Public Library offered an Arduino Scratch Programming Workshop for Teens
- The Mid-Michigan Arduino Interest Group met at the Jackson (MI) Public Library
We'd love to hear from anyone who has hosted an event! Leave a comment on this post and we will get in touch. We would love to share your story here on the TechSoup for Libraries site. Also, if you're thinking about offering related programming, please let us know the possibilities and the questions and challenges that you are experiencing.