Make a Thon

Getting Started

Setup the Arduino and breadboard for Blink sketch and test your connections by uploading the code.

In the IDE software under Tools, set the board to Arduino Uno and the Port to the correct COM port.


Check out the examples and compare ideas with your team members. What movie moment will inspire your project? Decide on the best sensor (photoresistor, ultrasonic, temperature or PIR) and reaction (LEDs, servomotor or gearbox motor). Consider combining multiple effects.


Split your team between creating the build and writing the code. Ask your mentors as many questions as needed. Stop by the Technology bar to learn more about laser cutting or 3D printing.

Check out the resources below including more details on some of the example projects.

Arduino Resources

Arduino Language Guide

Arduino Tutorials

Arduino Project Hub – Cool example projects