Arduino can interact with buttons, LEDs, motors, speakers, GPS units, cameras, the internet, and even your smart-phone or your TV!
Arduino consists of both a physical programmable circuit board (often referred to as a microcontrollers) and a piece of software, or IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that runs on your computer, used to write and upload computer code to the physical board. You can say Ardunio is like “Lego for electronics”!
Why should my child learn Arduino?
Kids are naturally curious. They like to take apart and find out why things are the way they are. But teaching complex electronics and technology to children can be difficult.
Arduino makes it easy for students to connect software and hardware together neatly, easily and temporarily. All this without the worry about damaging expensive circuitry or computer parts!
Children can also be impatient and want (almost) immediate results. Because Arduino is super fast at prototyping and amazingly powerful, students can see results immediately.
What kind of projects will students make in this course?
Students will explore the applications of Arduino in solving real life problems. They will start with simple home automation projects like controlling LED lights and move on to complex projects like Alcohol detection System to minimise accidents or a Smart Irrigation System which will take care of your plants without you are away and much more.