Materials List: Make a Sticky-Note Fan with Arduino

  • computer, Windows or Mac
  • Arduino software; download from
  • Arduino Inventor’s Kit (recommended), at SparkFun; includes the following necessary components: Arduino UNO microcontroller and programming cable, NPN transistor, diode, breadboard, jumper wires, electric motor, 330-ohm resistor, and more
  • 9V battery
  • 9V connector wire
  • sticky notes
  • push pins
  • hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

For advanced challenges:

  • temperature sensors
  • photocells
  • knob or soft potentiometers
  • motor driver shield, such as the Ardumoto motor driver shield from SparkFun and header pins, such as the Arduino stackable header kit from SparkFun
  • H-bridge, such as the H-bridge motor driver 1A from SparkFun