Learn the basics of using the micro:bit, an open source hardware ARM-based embedded system used to teach computer programming, to build a series of 10 different gadgets from scratch!
You'll use the micro:bit to make:
- a scrolling name tag,
- animated LED displays
- a high-tech compass.
- a handheld tilting game with a buzzer and saved high score
- a carnival-like strength tester
- a powered cooling fan helmet
- an electronic musical instrument
- a security system that sends alerts to your computer when someone enters the room.
- a wheeled robot
- an alert to water your plants
You will learn how simple electrical devices like speakers, motors, buzzers and fans work. You'll understand electronic components like resistors, force resistors, photoresistors, LEDs, and Op Amps, as well as Infrared distance sensors and soil moisture sensors. You'll also get a beginner's look at micropython, one of the fastest-growing computer languages. In this book you will combine multiple disciplines electronics, programming, and engineering to build a series of successful gadgets.
Everything is explained with lots and lots of full-color line drawings. No prior experience is necessary. You'll have fun while you learn a ton!
|Publisher:||Maker Media, Inc|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Eric Hagan is an interactive and kinetic artist and professor based out of Astoria, NY. He has written articles for publications including Make: magazine and Popular Science. He has also worked on several art installation projects around New York City including the annual holiday windows on 5th Avenue and Kara Walker's A Subtlety. He is currently a Professor at SUNY Old Westbury in the Visual Arts Department. He has a BA from Duke University in Philosophy and an MPS from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Eric enjoys showing projects at the annual New York City World Maker Faire.