(In-Person) Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output

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(In-Person) Arduino: Sensors and Input/Output

We’ll introduce Arduino and learn how to control outputs based on sensor inputs. A beginner friendly class for trying physical computing.

By NYC Resistor

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 17 · 1 - 4pm EDT


NYC Resistor 87 Third Avenue Fourth Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Want to get started with physical computing?

Learn to program with Arduino and interact with the physical world! In this class, we’ll cover an introduction to Arduino and learn how to manipulate outputs based on sensor inputs. No prior programming or electronics knowledge is required.

Topics covered

  • What is Arduino?
  • Software setup (IDE, how to program it, the Serial monitor)
  • Reading schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Basics of breadboarding
  • Controlling output (blinking/fading an LED)
  • Reading sensor input (with a pushbutton, potentiometer and light sensor)
  • Combining input and output


At this in-person class, you will receive a basic electronics starter kit, which contains a starter pack of electronics components and sensors, including a breadboard, wires, light sensor, temperature sensor, LEDs, switches, buzzer and more. You will also receive an Adafruit Metro (Arduino UNO equivalent).

Students should bring their own laptop and install some free software ahead of time:

Who should take this class?

No previous experience with coding or circuits is required. Class size is extremely limited to provide the most opportunities for conversation and individual troubleshooting.

OK, awesome, I want to join!

Please be ready to start at 1pm!  We find that you will need this time to get through the whole class. Our classes can sell out about a week in advance so if you're interested, you may want to sign up early.

This class will be taught by NYC Resistor members Becky Stern and Bill Mills.  As with all NYC Resistor events, this class is 18+ and governed by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct, as well as accessibility information, can be found at www.nycresistor.com/participate/.

MASKS ARE OPTIONAL BUT PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION ARE REQUIRED. All attendees must be ready to present photo ID and one of the following:

  • [Preferred]: vaccine verification by successful scan in with the Excelsior Pass [https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass]
  • CDC card showing you completed your final vaccine dose at least two weeks ago.
  • A photo of your completely filled out CDC card.

Please note that refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please email classes@nycresistor.com.

Here's a photo from a 2019 class:

About the organizer

Organized by
NYC Resistor

NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, and build community. Our interests range from laser-cutting to knitting, and programming to pop-up books.

All NYC Resistor events are strictly 18+, and attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct, which can be found at https://www.nycresistor.com/participate/.