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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


We learned a lot of important things in this chapter. Starting from how a microcontroller is made very similar to a human brain to what should be the approach towards coding a microcontroller. We then learned the importance of the power supply in Arduino, how it is very important to know the operating voltages on Arduino. We then learned how to use the Arduino software-some important parts of the software-and how to look up for help online. We learned about how a microcontroller works internally, and finally, we learned about what is open-source hardware and software. In the next chapter, we will learn how to finally take all the learnings into code and start working on our first project. I am super excited about this, are you too?