Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platform until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as/at Ptarmigan during these years.

Arduino workshop for beginners
workshop : physical computing : arudino
13 March, 2012 00:00 - 14 March, 2012 00:00 18:00 - 21:30
part of project: Hobilabor
presented by Hobilabor

The idea of this workshop is to introduce electronics, the Arduino open source micro-controller platform and it’s possibilities to partipiciants. Arduino is a little computer that everybody can program to work with different sensor and actuators. You can create robots, synthesizers, alarms or something rather peculiar.

The workshop is primarily intended for those who are not familiar with electronics and Arduino.

Age limit 16y - 999y

NB! Bring your own computer.  Arduinos and parts for the workshop are provided by Hobilabor.

Workshop price is 5€ -- (you can pay on the spot in cash).

  • To introduce the Arduino hardware
  • To introduce the Arduino IDE (Software)
  • To introduce the Arduino language (code)
  • Demonstrate through practical tasks how Arduino communicates with the outside world using sensors and other input / output devices
  • To have fun!



13th - 14 March is the Arduino ( workshop for beginners (programming skills, etc. in the field of electronics are not necessary).

First day:
  • Examine the Arduino platform and possibilities
  • Demonstration projects and demo
  • Hands on: learning the Arduino language, write the first program and upload it on the Arduino microcontroller
  • first experiements with sensors
Second day:
  • Learning to code and experiment with different sensors and actuators
  • Participants can choose the project they want to experiment with themselves
  • The more courageous can try to build something by themselves
  • All participants will present their projects

This workshop is led by Rene Rebane. Rene has graduated from Estonian Academy of Arts graphic design in 2010. One of Hobilabor’s founders and has created many different electronics workshops with Toomas Savi.

Tel: 55531873