LED Air Writing with Arduino

Make words appear out of thin air. Like magic.
Through this workshop, learn how to use persistence of vision with Arduino to write long messages in the air using just eight LEDs.


No prior experience necessary. We'll guide you along as you put together the code and circuit. Suitable for anyone aged 8 to 18. We offer differentiated tracks so more advanced participants don't get bored while newbies still have fun.

Here's what you get

  • 2 hours of fun!
  • Prototyping shield with mini breadboard
  • 8 LEDs
  • Resistors and wires
  • Tilt switch

What to bring

  • Laptop, preferably with the Arduino IDE (Windows, Mac) installed
  • Arduino or compatible, with USB cable

If you don't already have your own Arduino, you can purchase one from us together with your ticket. We don't carry the official Arduino, but prefer the Freaduino UNO, which has additional features that make it more useful for beginners and hobbyists.

Thu Dec 11, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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IDA Labs@NDC Level 2
Standard (no Arduino) SOLD OUT $35.00
w/ Freaduino SOLD OUT $65.00
Venue Address
111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969 Singapore
IDA Labs@NDC is in the National Design Centre, across the road from the National Library Building. After you enter, work your way to the "Kapok" store at the back of the building and take the elevator behind the store to find us on level 2.