Introduction to Arduino
Each student has their own Arduino starter Kit with many sensors, actuators, and other necessary components
- In the first session, the teacher will explain what Arduino is and what are its capabilities
- Students will take out each component and tick the list of items they have to make sure they have every component.
- In the second session, which will be in the computer lab, the students will bring their kits and get seated on a separate computer
- LED blink project will be their first Arduino project, in which they will make an LED blink.
- Attach the LED, resistor, and cables on the board as shown in the diagram
- Attache the SUB wire to the computer, and the other end to the Arduino serial port
- Open the Arduino program pre-installed on the PC
- Select Options>Port and select the Arduino UNO board
- Open to program File>Examples>Digital>LED Blink
- Upload the program
- Students can also try other many other examples from the library, or download codes for other projects.
An Arduino is a microcontroller which can be easily programmed using C, most of the codes are available in the Library and the internet, they will learn to integrate different components to work together using if-else, loops and conditional statements, for example, blink LED 10 times at the rate of 1 blink/sec, or when LED link, turn on buzzer at the same time and etc.