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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

Hey Arduino! Let's get to work

It has been quiet a journey hasn't it? We started out 5 chapters ago, to learn how this magical thing called Arduino works, and here we are today, 4 chapters old. Let's take a moment and give ourselves a round of applause. Here are a few things I know we know. One, we know what a problem means, and how do we identify it. Two, we know how we approach a problem statement. Three, we know the basics of electronics and micro controllers well. Four, we know what sensors are and we also know how to build our own! Five, we also know how to use Arduino IDE and open up examples in it.

Now this is the time when we weave all of these learnings together and start building!

We are going to do an additive process of learning. We will learn how can we make a very light sensitive bot. We will use a lot of steps to reach our final goal.

Let's break down the final goal a little bit more. We are going to make a Light Sensitive bot. Let's break down the word Light Sensitive further...