Once per week
over 10 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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In the class students will be assigned Arduino projects that utilize multiple sensors and actuators, such as real time clocks, RFID readers, LEDs, keypads, remote controls, servos, LCDs. and other displays. Students will create projects including a Jukebox, an alarm clock/weather station, a keypad lockbox, an RFID door alarm system, and simple games using an 8x8 LED display. During class, I provide guidance and direction either through TinkerCad or Fritzing circuit diagrams and PowerPoint...
The goal of this class is help students improve their coding skills by creating various projects that use multiple sensors and actuators. Students will help design projects and the structure of the code.
I have been a private school middle and high school science teacher for over 30 years and an Outschool teacher for over 2 years. During that time, I taught classes in chemistry, engineering, earth science, life science, chemistry, forensic science, biology, and health. I enjoy teaching through hands-on experimentation and I believe that students learn best when they are activity engaged in the learning process and when they connect new concept with prior experiences. I have both a bachelor's and a master's degree in chemistry, as well as a secondary chemistry education teaching certificate from the state of Ohio. On Outschool, I teach a variety of hands-on experiment classes in the areas of chemistry and physics, as well as Arduino coding classes. In my science classes, I focus on experiments that can be performed using household materials. I build on student's prior knowledge and experience and try to make learning fun. I like to introduce the topic, assess student knowledge, explain the experiment, and then discuss the science behind it. My Arduino coding classes focus on basic coding skills needed to program an Arduino microcontroller. Students learn about the Arduino, how to write code that allows it to read input from sensors, and send output to actuators. Students are guided through the wiring and coding for each type of sensor and actuator so that they will eventually be able to create their own inventions. I am an amateur photographer and love to photograph my grandchildren, my dog, and wildlife. My hobbies include scrapbooking and glass fusion. I also enjoy tinkering with my Arduino and 3D printer to create inventions of my own.
Projects will use some or all of these devices: LED RGB LED servo potentiometer pushbutton ultrasonic sensor stepper motor RFID reader Water Level Sensor rotary encoder Photoresistor (LDR) PIR (Motion sensor) Thermistor DHT-11 (digital humidity and temperature sensor) Remote Control tilt sensor Keypad Sound Sensor Passive Buzzer Active Buzzer Real Time Clock (DS1307) Accelerometer/Gyroscope (MPU6050) DC motor H-Bridge (L293D motor driver) LCD 7 digit LED display 4-digit LED display 8x8 LED Matrix The following kit is recommended since it includes all the necessary components: There are two versions, the UNO version and the MEGA version: UNO Kit: https://www.amazon.com/EL-KIT-001-Project-Complete-Starter-Tutorial/dp/B01CZTLHGE/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=3LESQJV4SM5JG&keywords=elegoo%2Bmost%2Bcomplete%2Bstarter%2Bkit&qid=1669301263&sprefix=elegoo%2Bmost%2Caps%2C105&sr=8-2-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&th=1 or the upgraded system for UNO: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08C4SK6H3/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B08C4SK6H3&pd_rd_w=janAw&content-id=amzn1.sym.88097cb9-5064-44ef-891b-abfacbc1c44b&pf_rd_p=88097cb9-5064-44ef-891b-abfacbc1c44b&pf_rd_r=F2YM7J98PZT7RPPMDJGW&pd_rd_wg=ebkNF&pd_rd_r=2f66e456-775c-455a-bde8-61f5cac3cb11&s=industrial&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWw MEGA Kit:: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EWNUUUA/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4?pd_rd_i=B01EWNUUUA&pd_rd_w=janAw&content-id=amzn1.sym.88097cb9-5064-44ef-891b-abfacbc1c44b&pf_rd_p=88097cb9-5064-44ef-891b-abfacbc1c44b&pf_rd_r=F2YM7J98PZT7RPPMDJGW&pd_rd_wg=ebkNF&pd_rd_r=2f66e456-775c-455a-bde8-61f5cac3cb11&s=industrial&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWw&th=1 Just the MEGA if you already have a kit: https://www.amazon.com/ELEGOO-ATmega2560-ATMEGA16U2-Projects-Compliant/dp/B01H4ZLZLQ/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3FKBBSZ1MM9H&keywords=arduino+mega+2560&qid=1669301745&s=industrial&sprefix=MEGA+arduino%2Cindustrial%2C101&sr=1-3 LCD with i2C backpack: https://www.amazon.com/Interface-Characters-Display-Monitor-Compatible/dp/B07PFBDDYB/ref=sr_1_3?crid=Y3PKP5MLR8LF&keywords=16x2+lcd+i2c&qid=1669301953&s=industrial&sprefix=lcd+with+i2c%2Cindustrial%2C98&sr=1-3 i2C backpack only: https://www.amazon.com/HiLetgo-Interface-LCD1602-Address-Changeable/dp/B00VC2NEU8/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=3GEXZP8PNE4CK&keywords=i2c+backpack+for+lcd&qid=1669302006&s=industrial&sprefix=i2c+backpack+for+lcd%2Cindustrial%2C94&sr=1-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&psc=1
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I will be using a simulation called TinkerCad to demonstrate how to wire the projects. The simulation will only be used as a demonstration using the screen share option on Zoom.
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I have been a private school middle and high school science teacher for over 30 years. During that time, I taught classes in chemistry, engineering, earth science, life science, chemistry, forensic science, biology, and health. I enjoy teaching...