Blind Arduino Workshops 2018


The Blind Arduino Project is excited to offer a short series of two workshops to help get blind and visually-impaired makers up and running with the popular open-source microprocessor platform known as Arduino. Participants will learn the tricks of using Arduino hardware and software without vision, electronics basics, and come away with the necessary knowledge and accessible tools to start your own projects!

This workshop series is run as part of Smith-Kettlewell’s Blind Arduino Project. The May 12 workshop is designed to help get students set up on their own laptops with an accessible Arduino development environment and will teach the basics of working with Arduino hardware and software through a series of hands-on exercises throughout the day. The June workshop will build on this introductory knowledge to help students build their own accessible multimeters based on the Arduino platform. Supplies will be provided. The workshops are free, but donations to the Blind Arduino Project are welcome!


When: May 12 and June 9, 2018 10:00 AM to 5 PM

Where: San Francisco Lighthouse, 1155 Market St. 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Tentative Schedule for May Workshop

•             10:00 AM: Arduino IDE setup.

•             12:00 PM: Break for lunch.

•             1:00 PM: Introductions to electronics, Arduino hardware, and coding.

•             3:00 PM: Small group activities; try building some circuits and writing code to make them work.

•             4:30 PM: Share out and wrap-up


*We would love to include everyone, but space in these workshops is limited.*


To register your interest, please complete the application form. While most of our spots are filled, we have a few spots held for those underrepresented in STEM.

Please contact Charity Pitcher-Cooper at if you have any questions about the workshops or the Blind Arduino Project.


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