It’s time to put some motion into our projects! Servos are great for acting as levers, pulls, robot arms, gauge indicators and anything that needs 180 degrees of rotational movement. […]Continue reading "LESSON 7: Servos"
Photoresistors are light-dependent resistors whose resistance changes depending on the amount of light hitting the sensor. This makes them perfect for light-controlled switches and projects. When paired with a relay […]Continue reading "LESSON 6: Photoresistors & Thermistors"
Buzzers can be used in your projects to sound alarms, add sound effects and even play music! We’ll start with active buzzers which are the easiest to use because all […]Continue reading "LESSON 5: Alarms & Music with Buzzers"
Push buttons are core components of Arduino projects because it gives a user the ability to trigger a variety of actions and makes your electronics projects more interactive. In order […]Continue reading "LESSON 4: Push Buttons & Switches"
Potentiometers are important components for unlocking more functionality from your projects. It’s a variable resistor whose resistance depends on the position of the knob. You can use them to adjust […]Continue reading "LESSON 3: Potentiometers and the Serial Monitor"
We learned how to turn an LED on and off but what if you want a level brightness in between? We’ll be using the Arduino’s PWM pins and learn a new function for controlling the brightness of LEDs. Then we’ll explore RGB LEDs which allow you to mix different levels of red, green and blue to create a nearly endless array of colors.Continue reading "LESSON 2: Controlling LED Brightness with PWM & Mixing Colors with RGB LEDs"
We kick off our journey into the world of electronics by getting to know the Arduino UNO board and how to get it up and running with the Arduino IDE software (which is free). With the Arduino properly connected to your computer or laptop, it’s time to get to know the parts of a sketch and even code your first few programs! By the end of the lesson, you’ll know how to turn on and off the onboard LED with code as well as make it blink, you’ll also build your first circuit with an LED diode and make it blink in a variety of patterns as you get comfortable using your first code functions.Continue reading "LESSON 1: Intro to the Arduino & Blinking LEDs"
Go from absolute beginner to building and coding your own projects from scratch using the most popular Arduino components, even if you’ve never coded or built a circuit before.Continue reading "Beginner’s Crash Course to the Arduino"