Bill Steinbach, Northwood teacher and coordinator of the SPARK! Students Exploring DIY Electronics grant, deemed the recent Arduino Workshop day “a smashing success.” Thirty students participated, along with each STEM teacher from the three middle schools. Students, working in small groups, learned the basics of programming the Arduino mini computer. They found success building circuits that flashed LED lights mimicking heartbeats, turning motors a certain amount based on user input and even composing songs that played out of a mini speaker. The three STEM teachers are excited to now bring these kits back to their STEM Labs and utilize them during daily class time. Check out the photos on our facebook page. our facebook page.