Introduction to Rapid Prototyping with Arduino Microcontrollers

Jim McKeeth
3:05-4:20, Jordan A
Youth Track


Arduino's revolutionize rapid prototyping with microcontrollers. In this session learn about the Arduino and family of affordable microcontrollers, associated sensors and devices, and how to program them to take over the world. No previous programming experience necessary. We'll even connect via bluetooth or WiFi to get a network going and share data. Introduction to the Arduino IDE and programming language, but will also show the Visuino Visual Arduino IDE which is freely available at

Presenter Bio

As a child I refused to learn to read an analog clock because I thought it was an outdated technology that would surely be replaced by digital clocks. That sums me up pretty well. Beyond that I am the chief developer advocate and engineer for Embarcadero Technologies with over 25 years experience as a software developer and conference speaker. I'm a published author, and inventor on multiple patents, including the basis of swipe to unlock and pattern unlock. When I'm not traveling the globe inspiring software developers I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs, and performing professional improvisational comedy with CSz Boise. Embarcadero tools are built for elite developers who build and maintain the world’s most critical applications. Our customers choose Embarcadero because we are the champion of developers, and we help them build more secure and scalable enterprise applications faster than any other tools on the market. In fact, ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide have relied on Embarcadero's award-winning products for over 30 years. Even if you are yet to use Embarcadero's products to develop software, you've used software developed with it.