How to be a maker ? - An introduction to Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Long Form


The session will deal with basics of Arduino and Raspberry Pi and audience need not be a hardware geek.


Have you ever wondered the how those whacky circuits become amazingly useful products? Or have you ever wondered how to start building something of your own though you have no experience?? Then here is your chance. The workshop “How to be a maker ?” will give you the right exposure.

1.Magical world of circuits
2.Familiarizing Terminologies and Tools
4. Raspbery Pi
5. Rapid Prototyping
6. First Prototype
7. Demonstration – A google glass clone or Smart Car


arduino, raspberry pi

Speaking experience

I have taken sessions on open source hardware kits like Arduino and Raspberry Pi workshops in Polytechnic and Engineering Colleges in India under the banner of DIYHacking. Could represent the community in YES -2014 held at ADLUX International Convention Centre Karukutty on September 12. Could showcase my hardware innovation at Maker Fest Ahmedabad.


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    Nidhiya V Raj



    Nidhiya V Raj
    Student Entrepreneur | Mozillian | Open Source Enthusiast | Innovation Evangelist | Organizer | WoMoz Lead

    Currently pursuing Btech Student at School Of Engineering, CUSAT .I have started up a small company called WebAccede with 6 of my friends which mainly concentrates in software solutions. And I’m into web development, UI-UX Design strategies, App development and Social media management. I have won the first prize in AngelHack Hackathon – 2014 with three of my friends with Haggler App .

    Ever since I have been a Mozillian I have tried my best to contribute in all possible ways. It’s the concept of open source technology that droved me to Mozilla. Starting as a Firefox user to Webmaker Mentor and Mozilla Representative ( Application Approved ). Under the banner of Mozilla I have organised many webmaker events and WoMoz gathering. Also all of those events has gained a massive attention. The webmaker event named “DINOKIDZ” intended to promote web literacy among and orphans and financially weak kids during summer vacation and recent Maker Party Kochi with 4000+ attendees are few among them. I could successfully conduct the Hackrgirls My dream event a boot camp exclusively for girls during February 2015 under the banner of Mozilla-

    Planning to organize more events across Kerala. Could make use of every single opportunity to accomplish Mozilla’s Mission “Doing good is a part of our code”. As an active Firefox Student Ambassador , I have inspired many students to do something different by signing up in to open source projects and activities. Interested both in software and hardware field. I have got selected for the ADA Camp Bangalore and Grace Hopper Celebrations(GHC India) to be held during the month of November 2014.

    Apart from Mozilla and College I have been closely associated with DELTA TRIBE – A community of developers,thinkers and makers. And have taken sessions on open source hardware kits like Arduino and Raspberry Pi workshops in Polytechnic Colleges. Have been associated with the DIYHacking – A platform of makers. And have co-authored an E-Book “How to be a maker?” along with Mr.Arvind Sanjeev. Could represent the community in YES -2014 held at ADLUX International Convention Centre. Being a hardware maker I have showcased my product : a women safety gadget during Maker Fest, Ahmedabad India. This product was selected for getting incubated in “KITCO – My Enterprise” – a Technology Business Incubator in Cochin, India
    Also it’s my great privilege to be the Student Scholarship Recipient 2014 of Grace Hopper Conference : An international conference held at Bangalore, India . Also I have been invited to the Ada Conference 2014 considering both the technical and non-technical contribution to the society.

    My story :