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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

Exploring electricity

When was the last time you spotted lightning? Have you ever felt a jolt while getting out of your car, during winters? How do you think the lights go on immediately after you press the switch?


Take a balloon, fill it up with air, and close the mouth of the balloon tightly. Now rub the balloon against your dry hair; do this for a few seconds, and take the balloon close to the wall. What happens when you do this? Write it down in your observation notebook.

From static electricity to electric current to the lightning in the sky, these are all examples of various effects of electricity.

Electricity is a physical phenomenon that occurs due to the presence and flow of the electric charge (the unit by which charge is measured is coulomb). Electricity causes many effects that we come across everyday.

All electronic devices-be it our phones, headphones, watches and clocks-all operate on the exact same power source, that is movement of electrons. We know now that the movement...