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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


This was a fun chapter to get you used to solving real-world problems. Think of ways in which this system can be improved by adding other sensors like an LDR or actuators like a water pump to make this project even better.

Let's recap what we learned:

  • Understanding the dielectric constant of the soil, which can be thought of as the soil's ability to conduct electricity

  • How we can interface the soil to our circuit using probes

  • Then we came across our super voltage divider circuit again

  • Using conditional statements to give our project logic

You have got through the journey in this book with flying colors, High-5! (Use the Bot!)

I hope what you have learnt so far would have changed your perspective of how you can do things by creating objects that can think for themselves and interact with you or the world around them.

This is just the beginning of the huge playground of sensors, actuators, electronics, and mechanisms out there that control everything from the automatic breaking system in cars...