I told the grade 11’s (TEJ3M) that I wanted them to work on the 7 segment LED countdown activity using their arduino boards today. The links to the resources needed to complete this activity can be found below. Once the students are finished the 7 segment LED countdown, then they are to work on the arduino assignment titled “Nursery Rhyme – Baa Baa Black Sheep Assignment”. A copy of the this assignment can be found below. Also, I will post a youtube video below as an example of what the students should be doing for the “Nursery Rhyme – Baa Baa Black Sheep Assignment”. This will be the last tutorial/assignment for the unit.
I told the grade 12’s (TEJ4M) that they were to take apart their lego mindstorm robots and put them neatly back in the boxes. Once the students finished this task, I mentioned to them they would need to start thinking about what they want to do for their final project which will be in the electronics (arduino) unit (worth 30% of their final grade). I showed the students on the digital projector the outline for the final project. Students are to first choose an idea and then start researching what they want to do. Once they have decided what they want to do, they are to come talk to me so I can let them know if they can continue or if they should choose another idea. I also gave each of the students their own arduino board to keep with them for the remainder of the course.
Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.
Grade 11 (TEJ3M):
MEGA2560 Starter Kit Tutorial (This document contains the tutorials the students will be working on with the arduino board.)
http://arduino.cc/en/main/software (This is the link to the site where you can download the arduino software and use for home. The version we are using at school is version 1.0.6.)
Operating Two Servos at Once (I showed the students this link today which should help them with Chapter 20 Servo Motor.)
7 Segment LED Configuration (The students can go to this link to help them connect their 7 segment LED to their breadboard. I will take a picture once they have completed this.)
Arduino & 7 segment Display Countdown (Step by step instructions for doing a countdown using an arduino & a 7 segment LED display.)
Nursery Rhyme – Baa Baa Black Sheep Assignment (The students are to work on this once they have completed all of the arduino tutorials and the 7 segment LED display countdown.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9h0cmzGc3g (This is an example the students should be using to help make their own nursery rhyme on their arduino board)
Grade 11 (TEJ3M) & Grade 12 (TEJ4M):
TEJ3M TEJ4M Final Project (arduino) (This is for both the grade 11’s and 12’s to go over. This is the final project in the course worth 30% of the students’ mark.)