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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

The hut that comes to life at night!

Now that our code is ready, let's build our project. We use the circuit diagram as shown in the following screenshot:

Once you have hooked up your circuit according to this diagram, it is time to take your automated lamp for a spin!

If you have set your threshold values right, you will find the LED to be OFF when there is ambient light present. Lower your threshold value in case the LED still remains on.

When your room goes dark, the LDR senses this change in ambient light levels and automatically turns your LED ON!