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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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mBlock and multiple LED’s

Next in this mBlock exploration for my class iBook is looking at how we can use multiple LED’s to create light patterns. Students will: solder LED’s to a common ground wire and an individual pin wire create blocks that turns the lights on and off in a sequence use variables and if statements to lessen the number of […]

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Great Tips

Great tips via CSTeachingTips.org. Never considered number four but what a great idea. Also getting students into the habit of talking through their coding for debugging purposes is a real useful practice. This is one of the reasons I also like pair computing. Having them talk while entering the code makes it easier for them […]

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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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