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mBlock Adding Control

Students will: use a button to control when a light sequence stops and starts I will use Scratch mode to immediately show the boolean state of a read digital pin block. I have connected the push button into pin 3. When I double click on the block the voltage is zero and it displays false.  When the […]

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Class Notes-Getting Started

Blink using mBlock and an Arduino Pin 13 has an LED incorporated into the board. So we can use that to see if everything is working. We will start in Scratch mode. Try these blocks out. This is similar to what we have done with Scratch and the Hummingbird. We are setting pin 13 high or […]

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Sensors

Last year we explored if statements and if statements with the five Hummingbird sensors. Students created code that cause a servo or motor or LED to react based on sensor readings. They used all 5 sensors, temperature, sound, potentiometer, light and distance. In the class this year the first year students will continue with this […]

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Design Hunt

In our design hunt activity I asked students to go for a walk and take photos of designed elements found at SSIS. I introduced the design hunt via a short keynote presentation, shown below in video form. This presentation introduced design and designed elements through a look at some of the new items in my room. During the […]

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