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Arduino for Kids

By : Priya Kuber, Rishi Gaurav Bhatnagar, Vijay Varada
Book Image

Arduino for Kids

By: Priya Kuber, Rishi Gaurav Bhatnagar, Vijay Varada

Overview of this book

The mission of this book is to integrate technology with the tools that children already use for crafts so that they feel that the technology is an extension of their playtime. We use coding, sensors, and micro-controllers integrated with art and craft supplies, origami, and Playdough. There are 10 fun-filled chapters that talk to children directly, and give clear instructions for non-technical parents too. We use Arduino as the controller of choice due to its easy availability and large community. By the end of the book, children will comfortably be able to set up their Arduino, read and understand code, manipulate code, and ultimately write their own code for projects. They will also be able to use basic sensors and know how components connect to each other. All the learning takes place with lots of colorful pictures and the circuits are neatly presented using wiring.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Arduino for Kids
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Making your plants talk

Caring for a plant can be a lot of responsibility. After all, they are living things, and you wouldn't want anything dying on your watch!

Gardening can be complex, making sure there is enough sunlight or your plant is getting enough water. Things can go wrong if care isn't taken while tending to your plants.

But you are no ordinary gardener, are you? You are going to use the magical power of the Arduino to bring gardening into the 21st century! We are going to be using the concept of automation as well as the sensors and circuitry we have used before to make our digitally empowered plant!

Problem Statement: Build a smart-gardening system.

Solution: A system that can quantify the amount of moisture in soil, and automatically intimate a human being if the plant needs to be watered.