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Participants will receive a Biomaker Toolkit and a discretionary budget for additional sensors, components, consumables and 3D-printing worth up to £1000. Application deadlines: Undergraduates can apply by two deadlines: 19 May (for those who need their kits before the long vacation) or 23 June (for those who anticipate being in Cambridge for the long vacation) All other applicants should apply by 23 June, online at
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Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects. Arduino senses the environment by receiving inputs from many sensors, and affects its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. You can tell your Arduino what to do by writing code in the Arduino programming language and using the Arduino development environment.
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A kit including all the pieces needed to complete a dozen circuits, along with an experimenter's guide booklet & breadboard layout sheets.
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Grove is a modular electronics platform for Arduino-based quick prototyping that does not involve soldering or bread boards. Simply plug the Grove modules into the Grove shield and leverage the example code provided for each Grove module. Grove is a modular, ready-to-use tool set. Much like Lego, it takes a building block approach to assembling electronics.
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Details of extra hardware and components.
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Links to software resources for programming Arduino boards.
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A collection of inspiring projects and useful resources for DIY instrumentation - a graphical wall of web links.
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OpenLabTools project
The OpenLabTools initiative in Cambridge aims to provide a forum and knowledge centre for the development of low cost and open access scientific tools, with an emphasis on undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Managed by Dr Alexandre Kabla at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge (