Students will be exposed to engineering in a low-key, fun and creative way.

Date: To be decided

Two sessions each day. The morning session starts at 9:30 a.m., and the afternoon session starts at 1:30 p.m. Friday will only have a morning session starting at 9:30 a.m. Each session will last 60 to 90 minutes, starting with a short introduction/demonstration by the instructors (about 30 minutes). After the introduction/demonstration, students will work on their projects the remainder of the session.

Delivery format: Online via Zoom

Course materials needed: Tinkercad Arduino Simulator or Arduino kit

Who can attend: Students entering 7th to 9th grade

Fee: $10. If you have concerns about the course fee, please contact us at

Registration is first come, first serves. When the course is full students will be watlisted and they will be contacted if spots open up. Contact David Klotzkin at with questions.


If you tried to register and the course was full you can use the watlist link below to reserve a spot on the waitlist. You will be contacted as soon as possible if spots open up



In this interactive workshop, participants will be given an introduction to Arduino programming and interfacing. They will learn about hardware interfacing (connecting pins of the Arduino to buttons), indicators (LEDS) and sensors (thermistors), Arduino programming and some electronics. The workshop can be done with the Tinkercad Arduino simulator or a real Arduino kit. 

For the first three days, the students will work on small projects to get familiar with Arduino and the environment.

For the last two days students, will work in small groups on a project (a doorbell, a stove warning system, a dice-rolling simulation or other choices). The workshop will be concluded with project presentations.


David Klotzkin is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Binghamton University. David is excited at the chance to introduce Arduino hardware and software to campers and future engineers.

Shari Klotzkin holds a PhD in aerospace engineering, and she enjoys doing engineering and programming activities with her three children.


Monday, June 29

  • Session 1 (9:30 a.m.): Introduction to Tinkercad and light up LED test circuit with multimeter.
  • Session 2 (1:30 p.m.): Introduce Arduino and coding to make LED blink. Pushbutton and RGB LED project.

Tuesday, June 30

  • Session 1 (9:30 a.m.): Arduino analog output and potentiometer; Use serial monitor with coding.
  • Session 2 (1:30 p.m.): Design a keyboard instrument and/or LCD clock.

Wednesday, July 1

  • Session 1 (9:30 a.m.): Motors and transistors; create a pinwheel.
  • Session 2 (1:30 p.m.): Introduce design challenge project.

Thursday, July 2

  • Session 1 (9:30 a.m.): Switches and/or capacitors.
  • Session 2 (1:30 p.m.): Work on project.

Friday, July 3

  • Session 1 (9:30 a.m.): Work on presentations and finishing up projects. Project presentations.