|About the Book|
This book uses Arduino platform to teach science and physics. Most books on programming and hardware are either written from a perspective of how things work, very projects focused and lack discussion on science behind the technology and thusMoreThis book uses Arduino platform to teach science and physics. Most books on programming and hardware are either written from a perspective of how things work, very projects focused and lack discussion on science behind the technology and thus relatively complex for a novice user.This books is an outcomes of a set of weekend classes that was conducted for upper elementary and lower middle school kids (Grade 2-6). None of these kids were exposed to any programming language, so the book covers the basic programming constructs as it goes through various projects. The goal with this book is to help the readers build skill sets handling electronics project, understand the physics behind how components work and feel empowered to tinker with their own ideas to explore what they can do with this platform.The book does not presume any engineering knowledge of programming or for that matter any electrical engineering knowledge. The book concepts builds from the grounds up explaining what the platform is, how each individual components work. It establishes a basics framework within which new concepts and components are introduced gradually. The learning framework, it is hoped, would allow one to build a toolbox of knowledge and expand upon these concepts to explore new ideas. Since we also deal with ‘why?’, the book may be beneficial for readers who are trying to understand why a certain component works the way it does and what is the science behind it. This books focuses on following main areas:• Programming• Physics• RoboticsEven though attempts have been made to explain the science behind the operation of certain component, some guidance from teachers and educators may be needed.Finally, if you are just looking to expand upon your knowledge of how to use various inputs and outputs components and sensors and hook them up to an Arduino platform, this book may prove useful to you.