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MAKE Asks: First Arduino Projects

Make: Asks is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

Once I learned the basics of Arduino, my first project was a system of tracks that held ping pong balls. At the end of the tracks were solenoids that popped out the ping pong balls in sequence, making music.

This week’s question: What was your first Arduino project that went beyond the basics, and was something that could be called creative?

Post your responses in the comments section.


In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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