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Creating electronic projects like home automation and building robots has become in the grasp of anybody and not just highly educated electronic guys. From as young as 13 years, you can build the most impressive systems for yourself or profit. What could only be done by very experienced engineers not so long ago can now be done by our young generation, hobbyists and interpreneurs. 

But... you need to start somewhere, right? Get a solid foundation and a "kick-start" in modern electronics. This course is not about a lot of theory, we do cover that as well but it is hands-on, we will build stuff and you will understand how all this work so you can duplicate what you learned and improve on what you learn. 

  • Would you like to dive into the amazing world of microcontrollers but do not know where to start?
  • Do you prefer personal training from experts in the fields and bombard them with questions that you will otherwise not get answered?
  • Would you prefer to learn and get up and running in the quickest possible time and at the same time build some projects all in one day?

What will you learn?

We will cover some theory on Arduino by dissecting the whole board explaining what each of the components do as well as what you can do with a microcontroller. We keep it short so we can get into building stuff, that is the best way to learn!

We will cover the 7 crucial principles of microcontrollers and then practice them hands-on.


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Below is just a couple of things you will learn:

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It's also an ideal opportunity to get your Arduino questions answered. Hope we will see you on this upcoming course. It will save you days of frustration and have you up and running super fast with Arduino.

Course details


Who should attend:

The Arduino workshop is for ages 13 to 70+ or anybody interested in modern electronics and building awesome projects. We assume that you have no prior electronics nor programming experience at all.  All you need is an interest in electronics!

When & where is it:

Saturday 23 April 2022 In Pretoria Gauteng. The course will run from 9H00 - 13H00

Refreshments: Only tea and coffee will be supplied but you are welcome to bring snacks.

Class room size

We train a maximum of 16 students. An assistant trainer is in all our classes to ensure each attendee get lots of personal attention when getting stuck.

Age group

We do accept attendees from 16 years and older. Younger attendees can be accommodated but must be accompanied by an adult. Children younger that 13 will find it difficult and will find little to no benefit in this course.

What will it cost and what must I bring along?

Cost is R750.00 per person We can supply you with an Arduino Uno while on course, you can bring your own, or buy one from us that we will bring along for you on the day of the course.

We created a special pack that includes: 1x Arduino Uno, 1 x  jumper cable pack, 1 x usb cable (30cm), 1 x breadboard, 10 x LED's, 2 x push buttons, 1 x LDR 10 x resistors and a potentiometer for the course, available for R360.00. (10% off normal price).

The best kit to buy is the Arduino Ultimate kit available on our site. It includes free online training and all the components for more than 25 projects. This is all you need to continue your microcontroller training for a long time. (15% off normal price)

How do I book?

Simply click on the button below to register for this course. 


What to bring along?

You will need to bring a laptop or PC along for the course.


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No more courses scheduled for the rest of 2020


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