'Intro to Arduino' 2-part class May 13 & 20

Unleash your inner inventor at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s two-part class, Intro to the Arduino at 6 p.m. Tuesdays May 13 and May 20.

The Arduino is a mini computer that can function as the brains in everything from robots and flying drones to Christmas light shows, beer brewing equipment and indoor gardening. Presented by inventor and robotics instructor John Papenheim, this class will teach basic electronics and computer programming, providing a glimpse into how today’s electronic gadgets work.

All supplies will be provided, however it’s recommended that attendees bring laptops from home, if possible. For adults and teens in seventh grade and older. Attendance is limited, and registration is required (attendance at Part One is required to attend Part Two). Registration begins at 9 a.m. April 28 at the Calendar or by calling (920) 322-3929.

Papenheim, owner of Papenheim’s Signcrafters, is founder of roboticsisfun.com and Fondy Heat youth robotics. He’s a certified robotics and industrial automation adjunct instructor with a bachelor’s in Career/Technical Education. A longtime amateur inventor/maker (or “mad scientist” if you saw his basement), Papenheim also has been an instructor at numerous youth robotics camps and workshops.


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