This course uses a micro-controller platform called Arduino. This will allow us to complete much more complex projects much more easily than would be possible with discrete components. This course undergoes changes almost every semester.
My main reason for centering my electronics course on the Arduino is that today more and more of our electronic devices are incorporating some sort of computer chip and this will allow us to better model a whole branch of electronics. Additionally students will be exposed to some programming, which is a very useful skill.
- Chapter 1 – The Basics
- Chapter 2 – Introduction to Arduino
- Chapter 3 – Controlling the Flow
- Chapter 4 – Digital Input and Serial Communication
- Chapter 5 – Mini Project 1 – Make a Game (Due Quarter 1 or 3)
- Chapter 6 – Analog Data and Sensors
- Chapter 7 – Sound (Optional)
- Chapter 8 – NeoPixels (Optional)
- Chapter 9 – Make things move (Optional)
- Chapter 10 – Mini Project 2