Programmable Electronics

Join us in the Makers Lab for a one-hour pop-up on programmable electronics, specifically using the Arduino. Haven’t used an Arduino before? This is a great place to start! At its core, Arduino boards are able to read inputs (light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message) and turn it into an output (activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online).

We will cover the basics of using the Arduino, discuss projects at UCSF currently using Arduinos, and we will even work our way through a few projects together using heat sensors, LED lights, fans, and motors.

We recommend bringing your Mac or PC laptop if possible to use with an Arduino during the pop-up, although it is not required. If you do bring your own laptop, you can download the Arduino software and Arduino codes ahead of time, and a Makers Lab staff member will be ready to help with the rest!

Remember, the Makers Lab is a work-in-progress and we welcome your suggestions for improving the space!

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Parnassus Library, Makers Lab, Main Floor
530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0840

Event Type

Class/Info Session


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff




arduino, Makers Lab, electronics, programming




UCSF Library
Contact Info


Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.