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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


In this chapter we learnt:

  • Automation is all about devices working on their own without human intervention. Smart street lights that turn on at night, Smart gardening systems that water plants are some examples of automation.

  • Light Dependent Resistors and the phenomenon of photo-conductivity, where the conductivity of a material depends on the amount of light falling on it

  • How to read Analog data on the analog pins of the Arduino using the analogRead() function

  • The miracle of voltage dividers, and how they are used for converting a change in resistance to a change in voltage so that the Arduino can read it