This activity can be completed with students in partners or as a center-based activity.
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”