STEM Exploration:
Resources & Quick Links

Resources for MESA Mentors


TinkerCAD – Tinkercad is a free, online 3D modeling program that runs in a web browser, known for its simplicity and ease of use. Since it became available in 2011 it has become a popular platform for creating models for 3D printing as well as an entry-level introduction to constructive solid geometry in schools.

Blink an LED – the classic starting point for learning how to program embedded electronics.

RGB LED – learn how to use an RGB LED to create unique color combinations.

RGB Night-Light – take the night-light concept to the next level by adding an RGB LED, which is three differently colored Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) built into one component.

Arduino IDE reference – Arduino programming language reference page

Arduino libraries – listing of programming libraries to download or to help create your own