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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

Let's get to work!

As you start working on more complex projects, it's a good idea to have a high-level understanding of what we are trying to achieve with what we are making and, subsequently, break it down into sizable modules that you can work on.

This would start with the Problem Statement or Problem Definition that outlines the problem that we are going to solve.

This would be followed with the Solution, which gives a brief outline of the functionality required to solve the problem.

Let's have a look at these concepts with respect to our project.

Problem statement: Unauthorized people are messing with your things.

Solution: Build a safe, which can be opened with a key. In case the safe is opened without a key, an alarm goes off, which will alert you of the intruder!

Simple enough, isn't it?

Let's break this solution of ours into blocks so that we can visualize this project more clearly:

In the preceding diagram, you can see all the different parts of the project that work together to solve...