This weekend marked my first Arduino Beginner’s course. We started with setting up the IDE, then went into blinking the board, modifying the program, and breadboarding circuits like switches, external LEDs, and photoresistors. That, plus a bit of theory (PWM, how to connect things up safely to the Arduino, voltage versus current versus resistance), and using other parts like motors and servos, and the three hours passed quickly (for me at least!) Now I’m updating my course outline and preparing for the next one on May 10th.
If you’ve ever wondered what you can make an Arduino do, and want some hands on experience, I recommend checking out Makerspace and signing up. Space is limited to about 5; that way, classes are small and I can answer all questions.