Arduino Hacking – Coding with Electronic Circuit

Arduino is a widely used chipset in almost every device (iPhone, Android phone, car, microwave, etc). The course is project based –  students make real artifacts using our Arduino board, Circuit Playground Express. They will design a product of their preference, and write codes (in makecode format by Microsoft) to control the sensors from the circuit board. The board provides lighting, sound, clickable buttons, and sound/light/temperature/accelerometer sensors. In the beginning, students start with block-based programming environment provided by Microsoft. Then we will transition into formal Python programming environment using Circuit Python.

Audience: 6-8th graders

A few highlights of the class:

    • Using imaginations to tinker a real product.
    • Easy to use programming interface that is expandable to python code.
    • A fun environment that cultivates computational thinking. 
    • Collaboration and team building.
    • Start with block-based coding class, and will be transitioned into circuit python for real python coding experience.