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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 were introduced to a whole bunch of new things in this chapter. Let's recap what we learned:

  • Making things move!

  • Different kinds of motors and how they need to be selected based on their application.

  • The amazing servo motors whose exact position, speed, and acceleration can be controlled.

  • Servo horns and attachments for different applications.

  • The Servo library, along with a host of new functions!

  • How to wire a servo to your Arduino.

  • Giving yourself a high five!

You can use the concepts we learned here to make things such as automatic door locks or use the servo to press physical switches or turn knobs.