Electronics/Arduino Breadboard Lab

Empowering through learning

About this Site



Melbourne MakerSpace Main Site: Link

Meetup Site (for events and classes): Link

Our MakerSpace wiki: Link

Melbourne MakerSpace is a wonderful place to work with other enthusiast on electronics, programming, metal working, wood working, 3D printing, laser cutting and arts and crafts. We are part of a grass-roots movement to empower people through sharing knowledge and learning new skills through collaboration and teamwork.

Electronics/Arduino Breadboard Lab Class


Class Concept

The breadboard pictured above will be assembled in the beginning and will be used throughout the course in order to minimize setup time for each lab. We will simply add wires to build circuits and take measurements. The Arduino Nano will serve as our power supply; and later as our programming platform. All of the material will be covered in 2 meetups lasting 4 hours on successive weekends with a makeup evening on special request. The dates and times will be posted on the MeetUp site.

This class is free to the public; but you must RSVP for the optional kits ($25) which are sold at cost. To get the most out of this material the kit is highly recommended because this is a very hands-on course.

The key activities are:

Soldering 101

Breadboarding and Prototyping

Basic Electronics and Circuits

Component Identification and Properties

Integrated Circuits

Analog Sensors

Test Equipment

Arduino Nano Microcontroller and Programming Lite

Digital Sensors

Parts List: Link


11 years old through adult senior with ability to operate a computer and follow detailed instructions under supervision. Lectures will use some high school algebra and scientific notation with every effort to keep the science simple and engaging.

RSVP on the MeetUp site.

Session 1: April 22: 10:00 AM-2:00PM (Hot dog and chip lunch at noon)


Session 2: April 29: 10:00 AM-2:00PM (Hot dog and chip lunch at noon)