Here is the Star Wars game. You win by getting all rebel pilots, lose by getting all storm troopers but when you lose you get a 10,000 point bonus. I call this game Millenniums Win. Continue reading “Part 11b – Code.org Start Wars Game”
Part 7 was our first try at connecting our hardware circuit with the software based Arduino controller. The lab began with a short explanation of the Arduino and then moved right into building the first controller. The lab itself was pretty simple as all we were required to do is wire up an LED to the Arduino. I took it a little further and decided to control a few LED’s.
Part 9 allowed us to take what we learned in the previous labs and extend the simple on/off of the motor and direction to leveraging the how to work with different loads as well as analog outputs..
|Next we measure the voltage and current being produced by the circuit.|
|Part 9 complete!|
Part 8 had us using a relay, the transistor and resistor to control a simple motor in two directions. Here is what it looked like when it was working.
In part 6 we learned about the device that helped users in the computer age, the transistor.
Part 5 built on what we started in part 4 adding control of the output using switches and relays. We started the lab by putting a simple switch into our LED configuration. Then we moved on to a more complicated 3 way switch setup, funny considering I had just installed 6 of these in my hope. It was awesome to understand how they worked.
Part 4 is where we started to get into more complicated circuits. The first part of the lab laid out some of the notation used to communicate these circuits. First, we tested the circuit we built from part 3 with a different wiring, which didn’t work. Next we moved on to testing LED brightness using different resistors. Which one was brightest, the with the least resistance of course, the 100ohm.
|Part 3 started with the basics of using a multimeter. This lab included usage that related to the project that we were doing including resistance, continuity and voltage measurements. The lab started by setting the multimeter to the continuity selection and then testing the continuity of the board we were using in part 1.|
To start with part 2 goes through an explanation of the breadboard, resistors and LED’s. We then are asked to go and collect the components we learned about as you can see below. A 1k ohm resistor, an LED and our power supply and breadboard. Continue reading “Part 2 – Introduction to using a breadboard”