Download code for tutorials:

Interested in learning to programme Arduino hardware using the new XOD visual programming interface?

Come to our meet-up sessions, open to all - including Biomaker teams. Grab your laptop, download the XOD package from, and join us for tutorial sessions. We can provide our customised hardware and software packages, to simplify and speed the learning process.

For information about these training sessions and related activities, head to

If you're not in Cambridge or Norwich, you can also obtain the hardware through online purchase, and we hope that the pointers to online training resources are useful.

Introduction to Arduino and XOD

Click left to download a libary of patches that support the first tutorial session with the Biomaker hardware package.
Ver 0.2 Available 23rd June 2018 (with modifications by Marco Aita)

Interfacing devices

Click left to download a library of patches and nodes that support the second tutorial session with the Biomaker hardware package.

Advanced sensors and timing

Click left to download a set of XOD (.xodball) files that contain demos for Marco Aita's traffic light, buzzer, real-time clock and 7-segment LED display exercises.

Marco Aita has also produced a library of useful code for Session Three that can be downloaded directly into the XOD desktop IDE environment, and used to extend the tutorial code and use of hardware. XOD libraries can be found at:, and Marco's  library is labelled: "marcoaita/malibrary -  A library of code used for training on XOD at"

Integrating sensors and actuators: robotics

Click left to download a library of XOD code for experimenting with the mBot robot, including motor control and PID regulated sensor responses.