Learn Programming with Arduino: Building Electronic Toys
Have you heard of the Arduino? It’s an open-source electronics prototyping platform, for students and makers to program interactive objects. If little of that made sense, think of it this way — with the Arduino, some components, and some programming knowledge, you can make toys, robots, utilities, games, and more!
Here are some things we’ve made (or made our students make) with the Arduino:
- A GPS tracker for a treasure-hunt (pictured)
- A moving cardboard dragon for young children to battle at theSingapore Mini Maker Faire 2013 (video)
- An indoor dust sensor prototype, called Hazecast
- And, of course, a piano made out of tofu!
We recommend this as a first course for anyone who wants to learn programming, because you’ll actually have the chance to see your programs come to life! The course is 1.5 days long, over 3 half-days, and you can continue working on your projects after hours, as you’ll be bringing your starter kit home with you.
To build your electronic toys, you’ll learn to control LEDs, buzzers, motors, and more, while practising programming concepts such as variables, conditionals, iterators, and functions.
For more courses, visit http://tinkercademy.com