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Maryland MESA Training Videos

In 2015, Maryland MESA teamed up with Sparkfun to offer a half-day Arduino training session. Led by a Sparkfun trainer, the session was geared toward those new to Arduino. Maryland MESA worked with a professional video production company to record the training and to break the three-hour training into a collection of shorter video segments. This page provides links to the videos as well as supplementary material mentioned during the videos.

Training Videos

No. Time Title
02 20:25 What is Arduino?
03 23:21 Jumping into Arduino Code
04 32:05 Fun with LEDs
05 9:22 Sending Data from Arduino to the Computer
06 24:23 Adding a Sensor
07 2:27 Suggested Readings Reference Books
08 8:28 Revisiting Code Setup The Blink
09 12:33 User Prompt Input
10 23:24 Servos and More
12 7:27 Fritiz Diagrams
13 8:14 H-Bridge Motor Movement

Reference Materials (Hot Sheets)

Intro to Arduino Download PDF
Multi LEDs Download PDF
Not just ON & OFF? Download PDF
Sensing Download PDF
Servos ‘n More Download PDF
H-Bridge Motor Control Download PDF


Name Download PDF
2017-18 Principal Agreement Between MESA and School Download PDF
New School Request Download PDF
2017-18 Scholarship Application Form Download PDF
Student of the Year Nomination Form Download PDF
Parent Permission Media Release Form Download PDF
MESA Coordinator Form Download PDF

Database Registration

Database registration is for authorized users only. Please contact the APL STEM Program Management Office if you want to learn more about joining Maryland MESA.

  • School Coordinator Registration: Click here to register if you are a school coordinator.
  • Approve School Coordinators: Click here to review/approve school coordinators.
  • Approve Students: Click here to approve students (school coordinators only).

  • Student Registration: Click here to register if you are a student.