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1. Snap Circuits - put together models from booklet and t
2. How to install Arduino Software
3. How to read color bands on resistors - Get in group and have Mrs. Davis show you.
4. How to make first circuit - Build the Circuit and test it (Pg 26"Getting to know your tools" from booklet) - Take Pictures
5. How to draw a circuit diagram - 1/2 sheet copies available
6. How to Create Series and Parallel Circuits from pg 28 and 29 of booklet.
7. How to create a blinking light with code - uploaded to your arduino. - Tutorial below
8. How to Create Project 2 - SpaceShip Interface from booklet.
9. Another project from one of the books or online
Tools You Will Need
1. Arduino Kit
2. Computer - might need adapter if newer mac
3. Arduino Booklet (photocopy)
4. Color Copy of Resistor Codes
5. Additional components - located in red/clear kits in maker space
Further Exploration - If Time Permits
1. Explore the Arduino Built-in Examples: Website or Classroom Book
2. Try one of the CREATION CRATES (in classroom) - all the parts you need to build a project.
Detailed Learning Modules
1. Intro to Electricity: Snap Circuits
a. Use basic set to create projects #1-6, 11, 47-50 from Booklet in box.
b. If time permits, Use the Lights kit to create project 4: Light Show or from the other more advanced kit. You can do this after school if you would like.
2. Get to Know the arduino : Simple Circuits
a. Get an Arduino kit from Mrs. Davis and watch the following tutorial to learn about the Arduino hardware. Tutorial 01: Hardware Overview
b. Download the Arduino Software HERE. Do not use the online version - it is better to have it on your computer.
c. Get the booklets below, color resistor chart, and blank schematic drawings from Mrs. Davis
1. Getting Started:
2. SpaceShip Interface
4. Color Mixing Lamp
5. Mood Que
6. Light Theremin
d. Make your first circuit - (no coding) by following the directions from the Getting Started booklet above. Take a picture and show Mrs. Davis when your button/light works.
e. Create a Circuit diagram of your circuit - get sheets from Mrs. Davis. Create one of these for all your circuits
e. Follow instructions on page 28 to build a Series Circuit and on page 29 to build a Parallel circuit. Do they remind you of the circuits you build using Snap Circuits? Remember to take a picture, and draw your circuit diagram.
2. Programming the Arduino
a. Program a blinking light with the arduino. Follow this tutorial from instructables.
b. Reprogram your blinking light to create an SOS signal. DO NOT JUST GET THE CODE OFF THE INTERNET! You might have to do some research on SOS in Morse Code.
c. Work on Project 2 from the booklet above - page 33, SpaceShip Interface. Again, complete circuit diagram, and take a picture. Show Mrs. Davis when completed.
d. Work on another project from the books or online. Again, complete circuit diagram, and take a picture. Show Mrs. Davis when completed.
1. Look through the following projects and select one, or find one of your own to serve as your project.
All ideas or help not your own need to be documented.
Hints: Don't get in over your head! The objective is a working Arduino project. Watch your time.
2. Create a TableTop display highlighting your project and what you have learned. Include all the pictures/questions/products you have created.
3. Be prepared to present your project according to class specifications.