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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 an algorithm?

A logical set by step process, guided by the boundaries (or constraints) defined by a problem, followed to find a solution is called an algorithm. In a better and more pictorial form, it can be represented as follows:

What does that even mean? Look at the following example to understand the process.

Let's understand what an algorithm means with the help of an example.

It's your friend's birthday and you have been invited for the party (Isn't this exciting already?). You decide to gift her something. Since it's a gift, let's wrap it. What would you do to wrap the gift? How would you do it?

  • Look at the size of the gift

  • Fetch the gift wrapping paper

  • Fetch the scissors

  • Fetch the tape

  • Then you would proceed to place the gift inside the wrapping paper.

  • You will start start folding the corners in a way that it efficiently covers the Gift.

  • In the meanwhile, to make sure that your wrapping is tight, you would use a scotch tape.

  • You keep working on the wrapper till the whole gift is covered...