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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

What is a system?

Imagine system as a box which in which a process is completed. Every system is solving a larger problem, and can be broken down into smaller problems that can be solved and assembled. Sort of like a Lego set! Each small process has 'logic' as the backbone of the solution. Logic, can be expressed as an algorithm and implemented in code. As learnt in Chapter 1, The World around Us you can design a system to arrive at solutions to a problem.

Another advantage to breaking down a system into small processes is that in case your solution fails to work, you can easily spot the source of your problem, by checking if your individual processes work.