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Workshop Report on: Introduction to Arduino Kits in a Scientific Context

A workshop held to introduce students to Arduino Kits in Abuja, Nigeria.

Published onJun 27, 2023
Workshop Report on: Introduction to Arduino Kits in a Scientific Context

Report: Introduction to Arduino Kits in a Scientific Context

Date: 9th June 2023

Venue: Light of Day High School, Abuja, Nigeria


The "Introduction to Arduino Kits in a Scientific Context" workshop was successfully conducted on the 9th of June, 2023 at Light of Day High School in Abuja, Nigeria. The workshop aimed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge about Arduino components and their applications in a scientific context. This report summarizes the event and highlights the key aspects covered during the workshop.


Workshop Details:

The workshop garnered significant interest, attracting an attendance of over 15 enthusiastic students. These students actively participated in various learning activities, gaining valuable insights into the world of Arduino kits and their practical usage. The workshop focused on the following key topics:

  • Understanding Arduino Components

  • Circuit Building on Breadboards

  • Continuity Testing with a Digital Multimeter


Understanding Arduino Components:

Participants were introduced to the fundamental components included in an Arduino starter kit. They learned about the names and functions of each component, enabling them to comprehend their role in constructing circuits and executing scientific experiments.


Circuit Building on Breadboards:

Students were guided through the process of building circuits using Arduino components on breadboards. This hands-on experience provided them with practical skills in assembling circuits efficiently and effectively.


Continuity Testing with a Digital Multimeter:

Another essential skill covered during the workshop was the use of a digital multimeter to test for continuity. Participants were educated on the significance of continuity testing and were able to apply this knowledge during practical exercises.


Component List:

The following components were utilized during the workshop:

- Arduino UNO board

- Breadboard

- LED (Bright White, Green, Red, Yellow, Blue, and RGB)

- LCD Alphanumeric

- Solid core jump wires

- Stranded jump wires (RED and BLACK)

- 9V Battery

- Resistors (220 Ohms, 560 Ohms, 1kOhms, 4.7kOhms, 10kOhms, 1MOhms, and 10MOhms)

- Small DC Motor (6/9V)

- (40 x 1) Male Strip pins

- Red, Blue, and Green Transparent Gels

- Diodes

- Capacitors (100uF)

- Optocouplers

- Small servo meter

- Piezo Capsule

- Push Buttons

- Tilt Sensor

- Potentiometer

- Phototransistor

- Temperature Sensor

- MOSFET Transistors

- H-bridge Motor Driver

- USB Cable

- Digital multimeter



We extend our sincere gratitude to the following organizations and foundations for their invaluable support in making this workshop a reality and a resounding success:


- Access 2 Perspectives and Africarxiv

- Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH)

- Open Science Hardware Foundation (OSHF)

- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Without the generous support of these organizations, it would not have been possible to deliver such an enriching learning experience to the students.



The "Introduction to Arduino Kits in a Scientific Context" workshop achieved its objectives of familiarizing students with Arduino components and their applications in a scientific setting. The attendees displayed enthusiasm and actively applied the knowledge they gained during the workshop. The event served as an important stepping stone in nurturing the students' interest in electronics and scientific experimentation.

We express our gratitude once again to all the stakeholders involved and look forward to conducting more of such educational initiatives in the future.

Ebuka Ezeike

Workshop Coordinator


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