Arduino Fundamentals for Secondary Teachers

Sanjin Dedic
Teacher, Robotics Engineer, Learning Designer
This course teachers the fundamentals of Arduino which is a small cheap programmable computer on a microchip. Once students can program Arduino's possibilities are endl...
Target Audience
Teachers of Secondary Digital Technologies, Systems Engineering & teachers of various elective subjects that include coding & robotics
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Arduino is a microcontroller, a small cheap programmable computer on a microchip. Over the last decade Arduino has become very popular with a broad range of audiences: universities, schools and maker communities automating everything from robots, 3D printers, sport equipment, scientific experiments and devices in the home. In this course we will step through a classroom tested Arduino learning sequence and learn how to read schematics, construct circuits, write and troubleshoot code.

Audience

Teachers of Secondary Digital Technologies, Systems Engineering & teachers of various elective subjects that include coding & robotics

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 06/12/2019 Sydney CBD Places available $379 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Build basic electric circuit with LED's, buttons and buzzers.

1 hour

The goal of this session is to tackle circuitry without the added complexity of programming. Participants will get comfortable with reading schematics and using LED’s, push buttons and buzzers.

Counters, LED's, Random Commands and Reaction time

1 hour and 30 minutes

We will start off by programming a basic blink circuit and adding some variables. We will then program a counter that works with various units of time. Finally we will introduce if statements which can freeze the counter by detecting a press of a button this will in effect be a reaction time measuring circuit

RGB Led's

45 minutes

In this session we will create two programs that use RGB led’s to generate all possible colours with the help of Arduino PWM functionality.

Voltage Dividers Sensing Light

45 minutes

In this session we will set up a voltage divider with an LDR and measure light intensity. We will then add an if statement to a program and make it work so that it turns on LED’s when it is dark.

Attendee Choice and Q&A

1 hour

Option 1:Create and program circuits that respond to sound: clap swtiches and sound reacting LED panels.

Option 2:Discuss the class pedagogy and the ideal use of the assessments and tutorials provided in the course

What To Bring

Bring the following:
Windows or MAC laptop (iPads are not sufficient)
Pen and paper

User Rating

4.5

Latest Reviews

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Arduino Fundamentals for Secondary Teachers
by Kirsty Stringer on 14/01/2019

Good pace. The activities were scaffolded effectively. This would be a great intro course. I would like to do another to build on this. Practical elements really useful.

Arduino Fundamentals for Secondary Teachers
by Khalil Awan on 14/01/2019
Arduino Fundamentals for Secondary Teachers
by Ralph Chandler on 14/01/2019

Really needs a text book. More kits so one each

Arduino Fundamentals for Secondary Teachers
by Zlatko Talevski on 14/01/2019

Demo’s are excellent, however a activity (hard copy) sheet would help. Instruction sheet for each project

Arduino Fundamentals for Secondary Teachers
14/01/2019

Sanjin was so helpful

Arduino Fundamentals for Secondary Teachers
14/01/2019

Great notes and good teaching ideas

Arduino Fundamentals for Secondary Teachers
14/01/2019

Fun course, bit hard to learn in one day

Arduino Fundamentals for Secondary Teachers
14/01/2019

Fast pace – course resources will help to absorb information

Arduino Fundamentals for Secondary Teachers
14/01/2019

He should write a text book for Technology Mandatory (Digital Tech)

Arduino Fundamentals for Secondary Teachers
14/01/2019

Great energy in the presentation of practical components and ideas.


About the team


Sanjin Dedic

Creator

Sanjin Dedić has a B.Eng in Mechatronic Systems majoring in Robotics and Computer Vision and spent several years working industry as an Engineer. He then retrained as a teacher and taught Systems Engineering and Digital Technologies at a secondary level. Recently he has been developing a series of technology programs for G.A.T.E.WAYS (gifted and talented education) covering everything from coding, robotics, applied mathematics and microcontrollers. These programs have been delivered to students in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Queensland. As a head of eLearning at Techxellent he has combined his technological expertise with his educational experience to create innovative teacher training programs and resources.