Materials List: Building Arduino Light Sculptures

  • computer, Window or Mac
  • Arduino software; download from
  • SparkFun RedBoard or Arduino Uno microcontroller and programming cable; an Arduino Inventors Kit is recommended, such as at SparkFun
  • breadboard, jumper wires and 330-ohm resistors
  • light-emitting diodes (LEDs), 3+ per project, in various colors such as red, green and blue
  • assorted building materials and tools, such as plastic/paper/cardboard from the recycling bin, foam core board, glue, hot glue and glue sticks, pieces of rigid, colored acrylic, scissors, etc.
  • (optional) 3D printer or laser cutter, and their fabrication material supplies