Introduction to Arduino - Course Description
Designed with education in mind, the Arduino Uno is an open-source, programmable microprocessor that controls electrical components. Students explore its capabilities while completing a series of projects where they learn to activate LEDs, control servo and DC motors, read data from different sensors and more. They also learn basic computer programming concepts used in system control.
Week 1: Getting to Know the Parts, Resistors, LED Basics, Switches and the Temperature Sensor
Week 2: Intermediate LEDs, the Photoresistor, Servo Motors and the Potentiometer
Weeks 3-7: Students pick projects according to their own interests. Possible topics:
Theremin and the Piezo element
A Simple Keyboard
The Digital Hourglass
Connecting External Power Sources
Using an LCD Screen
Using an Arduino to Control your Computer
More Computer Hacks
Weeks 8-12: Students design, build and test their final projects!
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