Collaborative Design and Creative Expression with Arduino Microcontrollers

A collaged image of various electronic prototype designs and classroom scenes from the 2017 MIT IAP Arduino class.

Students collaborated to design an Arduino prototype. (Image courtesy of Andrew Ringler.)


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This is a 9-day hands-on workshop about collaboration, design, and electronics prototyping. No previous experience with computer programming or electronics is required. Beginning students will be taught everything they need to know and advanced students will be challenged to learn new skills. Participants will learn about microcontroller programming using Arduino, collaborative software development using GitHub, solderless electronics prototyping, electronic sensors, rapid prototyping, and small team management.

This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

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Kyle Keane PhD, Andrew Ringler MFA, Mark Vrablic, and Abhinav Gandhi. RES.3-002 Collaborative Design and Creative Expression with Arduino Microcontrollers. January IAP 2017. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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