Intro to Arduino: Instructors

I hope you will join me in this adventure of teaching undergraduates instrument design and data collection!

I taught this material to students in their second semester of analytical chemistry in Spring 2020. At APSU, we split our analytical classes into a semester of quantitative analysis followed by a semester of instrumental analysis. Even though the semester was interrupted by COVID, the use of microprocessors was an immense success!

I had hoped that this past semester would serve as my pilot for a study to gauge the effectiveness of using Arduino’s to teach Instrumental Analysis. Many students purchased their own kits to further their learning and many more expressed how much they learned from their Arduino projects.

I would often find the students working with their microprocessors in the halls, having completed their homework and just seeing what else they could do!

With the unplanned interruption to our teaching schedules this past spring, I now want this upcoming spring (2021) to serve as our pilot and I would LOVE for you to join me! This has the added bonus of allowing students to take home computerized instruments that they can test and design from from anywhere in the event of needed to complete the semester virtually.

What do you need to do to join me? Buy a kit for you to learn with over break or contact me and see if there is a way for us to meet for me to share some supplies with you! Look at and complete lessons on this website and see if they are a good fit for your students. If these lessons are a good fit for your students, and if your department is willing to purchase the start up materials for your students (around $200), let’s find a time to talk.