Arduino Engineering

Rising Grades 7 to 9

Combine programming and the use of circuit boards to create a variety of devices.

Middle school students explore the intersection of electronics, computers, and programming by building projects with Arduino, an open-source electronics prototyping platform (

Projects include LED Dice, a binary counter, a Morse code translator, a lie detector, and a motion-sensing alarm. Discussion topics include hobbyist, commercial, and industrial applications of Arduino and other computer systems. Students research recent trends in the maker community, and brainstorm project ideas of their own.

"My son loved this class and learned so much. He couldn’t wait to go back every day."

- Jennie and John O, Leesburg, VA