title Gadgets: an Electronics & Micro-controller Lab number NSC597 term Fall 2018 credits 2 time Wed 3:30pm - 5:50pm level Introductory faculty Jim Mahoney repeat no, cannot be repeated for credit prereq none text Sparkfun Inventor's Kit v4.0 and its Experiment Guide blurb A hands-on exploration of interactive electronics with a programmable microcontroller and various sensors, motors, lights and switches to see the basics of circuits, coding, and the techniques behind the DIY (Do It Yourself) "Maker" culture. The projects in the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit Experiment Guide are Project 1: Light Circuit 1A: Blinking an LED Circuit 1B: Potentiometer Circuit 1C: Photoresistor Circuit 1D: RGB Night-Light Project 2: Sound Circuit 2A: Buzzer Circuit 2B: Digital Trumpet Circuit 2C: “Simon Says” Game Project 3: Motion Circuit 3A: Servo Motors Circuit 3B: Distance Sensor Circuit 3C: Motion Alarm Project 4: Display Circuit 4A: LCD “Hello, World!” Circuit 4B: Temperature Sensor Circuit 4C: “DIY Who Am I?” Game Project 5: Robot Circuit 5A: Motor Basics Circuit 5B: Remote-Controlled Robot Circuit 5C: Autonomous Robot My plan is to do about two out of each of these three, one per week, and along the way discuss ideas from circuits and programming as needed. Each student will also choose a final project to create, along with a paper describing what it is and how it works.
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