Arduino - The software we use to program the Arduino Microcontroller.
Arduino Website
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Processing - Java based programming language for artists, students, and software engineers.
Processing Website
Download here

Scratch - Awesome, easy to use, and powerful animation and data programming language for kids.
Scratch Website
Download here

Tools, Materials & Resources

The Young Makers work with a variety of tools, materials and use many resources. They prefer open-source programs, accessible electronics and hackable gadgets. Here are some things they use and work with:

  • Soldering irons
  • Arduinos & components
  • Servos & motors
  • Scratch
They get their materials through a variety of sources, including: Adafruit, Makershed, Radio Shack, Jameco Electronics, Raspberry Pi, Sparkfun