A basic assignment you may want to do with your students is the wiring of an LED to a button. This helps to illustrate the flow of electricity, shows them how to use a button and gives the a little control over the circuit. As simple as it is, they’ll enjoy being able to see the LED light up when they click the button. You can challenge those students that are ahead of the group to help others with their wiring or to try wiring up two, three, four or more LEDs.
This activity is an extremely simple one that incorporates a few ideas:
1) buttons for input
2) making creative models out of creations
3) basics of wiring up an LED
4) Coding/loading code onto Arduino from computer. Continue reading “Arduino Project – Spaceship Console”
The Makey Makey is “An Invention Kit for Everyone!”. More specifically it is a device that lets you interact with the computer. Basically you can use the device, your knowledge of science and a wide variety of house-hold items to create a keyboard and/or mouse for your computer. Youtube shows many cool examples of the Makey Makey in action such as banana pianos, screaming carrots and a do-it-yourself operation game. Continue reading “Unboxing – Makey Makey”
In a previous blog post I discussed the unboxing of the Arduino Starter Kit.
Now that the Arduino is started it is time to get it set up to work on a project. In the next few blog posts I will be discussing some of the basic projects that came with the start kit. You could easily work on these tasks without the actual kit. Continue reading “Arduino – Getting ready”
The Arudino is a microcontroller for creating one’s own electronics and interfacing project. It’s got a huge following of users online, hobbyists and teachers are using it to help learn about electronics, engineering and programming. The version I’ve purchased is an Arduino Uno Rev3. There are multiple versions with different form factors and sizes out there. Continue reading “Unboxing Arduino”