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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 explored many new things in this chapter, you need a pat on the back for getting through this!

Let's summarize what we learnt:

  • How an Ultrasonic transducer works by measuring the time taken for sound to bounce off an object

  • The math to calculate the distance would be:

    Distance= (time taken for reflected sound to travel x speed of sound in air)/2

  • We revisited how conditional statements work

  • We looked at how to add and initialize Arduino Libraries by using a #Include at the start of out code

  • We saw how we use Library functions after initializing an object of that library, by using objectName.functionName()

  • We finally used all that we learned and built our toy friend whose smile lights up when you approach it!