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Using a Potentiometer

When I started looking at how I would introduce the potentiometer I ended up doing a lot of reading. The Sparkfun tutorials were great. I decided to look at this first using the analog pins A0-A5 then after seeing this video and doing more research then using the pwm  function with digital pins 3,5,6,9,10 and 11. With […]

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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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Interactive Poster

We came back to our interactive poster project. The plan is to create a poster that focusses on kindness at our school. The poster will contain hot spots made from conductive paint that will trigger a mp3 file and a LED. So far it has been fairly easy as the code provided for the Bare […]

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Bean+

I’ve played with the Bean+ this break. The Bean+ is an Arduino compatible board that can be programmed via Bluetooth.  The board comes with a built-in battery, LED, accelerometer and temperature sensor. I thought it could be a cool way to create wearable projects. I also had hoped to use it via Tickle but as of yet the […]

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Kids Teaching Scratch

I haven’t attended a conference in a long time. This year was a bit different as a major conference was at my school. So I made plans for my students to take part by demonstrating how they used Scratch and the Hummingbird board to create a project. Kids did fantastic and it was a great […]

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