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Electronics & Programming Basics

About this course

The demo of this module is open!

Electronics and Programming Basics will get you started with creating light installations, your own switches, musical instruments and more! Make a prototype or get artistic - it’s your choice. This module is absolutely beginner-friendly and requires no previous experience on programming or electronics. Mehackit Maker Kit is a perfect match with this course but any Arduino-based starter kit will work out, too.

  • Target group: 13-19-year-olds and educators
  • Length: 4 chapters 1,5 hours each (= 6 hours). Material can be adjusted for longer teaching sessions as well.
  • Format: Self-paced course module with video tutorials, student assignments and educator instructions
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Learning Outcomes

You'll learn basic concepts of electronics and circuits, basics of programming and everyday electronics. You will find out what kind of applications programmable electronics has in our built environment. After completing Electronics and Programming Basics you can move on to more advanced Project Modules which can be adjusted to different themes, interests and curricular needs.

The lesson structure

  • For the Educator
  • Crank Up the Voltage and Get Coding!
  • Switch Stuff On and Off
  • Sense the Whole World
  • Let's Move!


For a pair of students you will need:

  • A computer running Windows, Mac OS or Linux
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Arduino Starter Kit, Mehackit Maker Kit or equivalent
  • Working Internet connection
  • 2 sets of headphones for viewing the tutorials, 1 headphone splitter if available

For programming Arduino you will need a free application Arduino IDE which can be downloaded from the Arduino website

Course Certificate

Teachers and students are eligible to receive an official Mehackit badge certification upon the completion of this course.