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    The ABCs of Making: A is for Arduino

    Jessy Ratfink
    Published on - April 29, 2020 by Jessy Ratfink

    Inspiration, #tinkertogether

    Welcome to a fun new series here on Tinkercad! I want to explore things that lots of makers have in common, but with an ABC theme. First up: Arduino!

    Arduino is arguably one of the most well known names in the electronics world! It's an open source platform (both software and hardware) that allows for easy prototyping when working on electronics projects. You may also hear the term microcontroller, which is what the Arduino board (hardware) is. The Arduino software is commonly referred to as IDE.

    Curious about Arduino and what you can do with it?


    Learn About Arduino in Tinkercad Circuits 

    arduino lesson on tinkercad

    Want to get started using Arduino without the upfront cost? Try learning digitally!

    Tinkercad Circuits allows you to simulate circuits and Arduino code. Best of all?

    We've got FREE online lessons that will walk you through the process. Check out all of our Arduino lessons in Tinkercad Circuits here.


    Take the Instructables Arduino Class arduino board and tools

    Over at Instructables we have a great Arduino Class taught by bekathwia. If you love hands-on learning, this class is the way to go!

    You'll be able to source all the supplies and materials you need to get started and learn at your own pace with a pro.


    Make Cool Stuff with Arduino

    arduino projects on instructables

    Instructables above: web connected glow pillow, freeform LED sphere, how to build your own anemometer, automated plant growth chamber, and Arduino and Raspberry Pi powered pet monitoring system.

    Instructables has thousands of Arduino projects you can make! Check out our contest winners made with Arduino for an amazing overview of the sorts of things you can do with Arduino.

    There's also a fantastic Arduino section on the Teachers hub which is perfect for finding projects that are age-appropriate!

    Whatever you make with Arduino, we'd love to hear about it. Reach out to us on Instagram and Twitter - @instructables & @tinkercad - and show us!

    Keep an eye on the Tinkercad blog and our social media channels (TwitterFacebook) for more step-by-step guides, design challenges and other inspiration.

    In the meantime, please see our recent posts titled Hello Tinkercad Friends! Let’s #TinkerTogether and Parents Guide to Starting Kids in Tinkercad. They provide more information on some of Tinkercad’s useful features for parents, teachers, and students.