Yeah – Week 02!
Now we start to learn about controlling circuits with the Arduino micro-controller. This week’s lessons contains over an hour of video.
The presentation that I cover can be downloaded here as well.
Step 1: Introduction
A quick overview of one of my past project. The Youtube video I mention in the lesson can be found here.
Step 2: Circuit Review
Let’s take a quick review of how to properly wire up a circuit. This is an important step to avoid accidentally shorting out your board or blowing up your LEDs.
Step 3: Arduino Overview
At he heart of our project is the Arduino micro-controller. Let’s learn how it works and what the pins can do.
Step 4: Install & Launch PictoBlox
We will be using a program called PictoBlox to program our Arduino. It is a blocks-based programming tool. You can download it from here.
Step 5: Getting to Blinkie
The first step with all micro-controllers is to blink an LED. Let’s do that now.
Step 6: Blink Multiple LEDs
Now, let’s blink a bunch of LEDs. Remember, you can blink them using your own patters so be creative.
Step 7: Switch
Switches are move fun when you can control them within the code. This lessons will explain how you can read the value of a switch.
Step 8: The Parent Annoying Device (aka Buzzer)
And, sorry parents, the buzzer makes an appearance!
Yeah, we completed the entire lesson. Next week, we’ll start looking at the motor board & motors. While we won’t assemble our vehicle just yet, we will start to see how it comes together.
Think about what you want to add to your vehicle, maybe a funny stuffed animal, or a creepy monster, or maybe even the start of a quarantine parade.
If you have questions or run into problems, you can call or email me any time. [email protected] / 605-610-9455