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
Secondary Digital Technologies Teachers Secondary Systems Engineering Teachers Teachers of various elective subjects that include coding and 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

Secondary Digital Technologies Teachers
Secondary Systems Engineering Teachers
Teachers of various elective subjects that include coding and robotics

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 05/09/2018 Sydney CBD Places available $377 + 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

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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.