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Arduino LED Sequencer Workshop

July 31, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$10 – $20



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This workshop will cover the basics of programming on the Arduino. In the process, you’ll learn how to create dynamic light sequencing effects for your next display or art installation.


Class Description:

Have you ever wanted to create your own light display? Or maybe just learn enough code to program a light sequence? This workshop will get you up to speed with programming for the physical world so you can do just that. We’ll learn how to turn on and off a sequence of lights with code and learn about other programmatic lighting effects. In the process, we’ll cover an introduction to Arduino: an open-source micro-controller with the ability to quickly and easily interface with a variety of sensors, electronics, and software making it a staple of physical computing in artistic applications. With this knowledge you’ll be able to create your own light installations and even build upon them to create more complex pieces of art.

Skills Covered:

– Install Arduino software
– Learn Arduino Code (data structures)
– Learn about some electrical components
– Learn how a breadboard works
– Power an LED
– Power an RGB LED
– Understand programming logic

What to Bring:

– Laptop
– Arduino


$10 Idea Fab Labs Members

$20 Public


$35 Arduino and cord cost if you need to purchase them from Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz on site. Bring your own if you have them.


A basic knowledge of programming and/or electronics is
helpful but not necessary. We will start from the beginning.

Instructor Bio:

Raphael Arar is an award-winning designer, artist and educator. Currently, he designs for IBM Research and lectures in USC’s Media Arts+Practice program. His artwork has been shown at museums, conferences, festivals and galleries internationally including the Espoo Museum of Modern Art, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Gamble House Museum, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, and Athens Video Art Festival.


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July 31, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$10 – $20


Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz


Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz
2801 Mission St. #204
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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