Introduction to Arduino (online)

20 February 2021, 10:00 - 17:00

  • 27 February 2021, 10:00 - 17:00
  • 7 - 6 March 2021, 10:00 - 17:00


21 hours workshop by Pascale Tétrault (online)

On saturday february 20, 27th and march 7th 2021

From  10 am to 5 pm


Rate : 125$  

Membership (year) : 40$ student || 50$ regular

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Introduction to Arduino is an introduction to physical computing and its application in creative projects. In so-called physical computing, a set of electronic components work together under the direction of a machine intelligence or computer program to communicate with the outside world. In many cases, this intelligence is supported by a micro-controller, and the electromechanical components obtain information from the physical world (sensors) and act on it (actuators). 

In this workshop, participants will discover Arduino, a very popular and accessible open-source micro-controller and electronic prototyping platform that allows everybody to experiment with physical computing and learn the basics of programming. Participants will learn how to use different sensors (gestural, biometric, meteorological, etc.) and actuators (DC motors, servo and stepper motors). They will learn how to control an LED and how to communicate via a serial port. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity share with the instructor and work their own project or prototype.


Pascale Tétrault (she) is a Montreal based intermedia artist and creative technologist who graduated in creative writing and interactive media. In recent years, she has worked on the electronic integration of several interactive projects for various artists and studios including Ingrid Ingrid, Art Partage, the NFB and Katherine Melançon. She has also worked as a digital arts educator and mediator for the SAT and Studio XX. She is currently a master's candidate in intermedia at Concordia University. Her approach involves poetry presented through off-screen experimentations. She is interested in experimental narrative and creates autonomous dynamic sculptures that allow text to be transformed in real time in the physical space. Questions around language, systems, ephemerality and text as material are an integral part of her approach and research.




This workshop has a limited number of places and is reserved in priority to our members. If you are not already a member, we strongly encourage you to join our community and benefit from exclusive advantages by becoming a member before making your reservation.

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Refund and Cancellation

All workshop registrations are final and no refunds are possible. Eastern Bloc reserves the right to cancel the workshop if the minimum number of participants is not reached. In this case only, the training will be refunded.

In case this workshop was originaly scheduled in person and can not take place in the context of the pandemic, it will be adapted to an online format without refund. 


This workshop, subsidized by Emploi-Québec, is offered in priority to permanent residents and Canadian citizens. If you are not in these categories, please write to before your reservation.

If you are an employee of a company with a payroll of $2M or more and this training will be paid for by your employer because you will be taking it as part of your job, you will have to pay the non-subsidized cost of the training. Please contact to find out how to finalize your registration. 



20 February 2021, 10:00 - 17:00

  • 27 February 2021, 10:00 - 17:00
  • 7 - 6 March 2021, 10:00 - 17:00