Hawaiian Technology Inventors Club, Arduino and Beyond- First Meeting 10/07/14

First day of the inventor's club went well without a hitch. Half the time was spent introducing the materials and methods of work. We will be using the Cornell Notes format to write reflections and about discovery while completing our projects. Students will keep a journal each day. My fifth and sixth graders really did well the first day and were able to follow directions and work together to solve any problems with understanding they may have had. I was just the facilitator watching and asking questions to help guide the process. They did need help in setting up the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to begin writing code needed to upload to the Arduino Uno board. Students will complete 15 projects and during this process will learn to create circuits for lighting, motors and other actuators as well as writing code to control the parameters of each. They will also be encouraged to change numerical values within the code to change behavior. Once completed, they will have developed a base knowledge needed to move on to controlling servos and sensors in robots. This is my goal. Until next week straight ahead!

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Tags: Arduino, Elementary, Garcia, Hawaiian, Joel, electronics, elementary, lab, stem, technology, More…ubuntu

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