Make This!

Introduction to Electronics Prototyping Using Arduino

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Make This! Introduction to Electronics Prototyping Using Arduino

CHI 2019 Course
Glasgow UK


David Sirkin, Stanford University
Nikolas Martelaro, Accenture Technology Labs
Wendy Ju, Cornell Tech

Tuesday 9am, 2 units

Course Description

This course is a hands-on introduction to interactive electronics prototyping for people with a variety of backgrounds, including those with no prior experience in electronics. Familiarity with programming is helpful, but not required. Participants learn basic electronics, microcontroller programming and physical prototyping using the Arduino platform, then use digital and analog sensors, LED lights and motors to build, program and customize a small paper robot.


David Sirkin is Executive Director for Interaction Design Research at the Center for Design Research at Stanford. He teaches design methodology, and studies human-robot and autonomous vehicle interaction. He received his PhD from Stanford, and Masters degrees in EECS and Management from MIT.

Nikolas Martelaro is a researcher at Accenture Technology Labs. His research includes creating new tools to support interaction design with interactive and intelligent objects. Additionally, he is interested in how new tools shape how designers work. Nik holds a PhD in ME Design from Stanford.

Wendy Ju is an Assistant Professor of Information Science with the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech in NYC. She received her PhD from Stanford and her Masters from the MIT Media Lab, and is the author of The Design of Implicit Interactions, available from Morgan and Claypool.