Arduino is one of the platforms you can use for making electronic controllers. It is a small cheap open-source micro-controller you can program in a relatively simple programming language and which is able to perform tasks that previously required quite complex systems. Using an Arduino you can make robots, self-steering machines, advanced measuring equipment or even control an 3D-printer. Arduino’s can be linked to an vast list of extensions: sensors, accelerometers, GPS-systems, Bluetooth- and radio-connections etcetera. The possibilities are almost endless. Artists are now starting to use Arduino in building interactive installations. Researchers can cheaply build measuring equipment offering a whole new range of possibilities. And besides Arduino there are more platforms, each with its own characteristics and possibilities, like Raspberry Pi and Dwengo. At FabLab Wageningen there are several persons who use Arduino in their projects. They can help you with your project if you need assistance. And we organise evenings where we exchange information on what to do with micro-controllers and how to use them.

We already organised six 8-week courses, given by Arthur Rep, a local expert. They proved so popular we bring it back on popular demand. See for details below.

A new Arduino course (Winter 2024):

What do we do?

We are going to make things using microcontrollers (Arduino). We learn a little bit of electronics and just enough programming language to get started. We assume that you get a lot of ideas about things you can do for your work, your studies or for daily use.


We use a popular microcontroller: the Arduino Nano. It is cheap and has many possibilities. You can connect almost anything. In this course you will receive a box with items you can use at home, such as a light sensor, temperature sensor, LCD screen, LEDs, speaker, clock module, relay, switch, SD card reader. The programming language we use is called C/C ++. We only deal with the most important concepts and commands. You will write your own programs and we use handy libraries to ensure that you do not have to write everything yourself.

When and where?

The course consists of 8 Tuesday evenings from 20:00-22:00 h, on January 30th, February  6th, 13th and 27th, and March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. The course takes place in the FabLab.

What do you have to take with you and what does it cost?

The costs for the eight evenings are €120 for FabLab subscribers and €180 for non-subscribers, including materials. You have to bring a laptop yourself (preferably Windows). The minimum number of participants is four and the maximum number is eight. To help and stimulate each other, we work in pairs. In order to really benefit from this course, you will also have to work on assignments at home (at least four hours per week).

Sign Up

Send an e-mail with your name and details to and transfer the course fee to NL60 TRIO 0254 7015 58 of Stichting FabLab Wageningen, stating ‘Beginner’s course Arduino’ and your name