Arduino for Beginners with Grove
What you'll learn
- Arduino programming
- Sensors to measure temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, light intensity, sound.
- How to use buttons, LED and potentiometer.
- How to use a graphics OLED screen.
- How to combine components and create interesting gadgets.
- A computer.
- The Grove Beginners Kit for Arduino.
This course will introduce you to the Arduino by teaching you how to use all of the hardware that comes with the innovative Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino.
The Grove Beginner Kit consists of a single printed circuit board which contains an Arduino board and many common sensors and actuators.
This Kit is ideal for beginners who want to learn electronics and programming without worrying about wires and loose connections.
The main objective of this course is to teach you how to use all of the hardware that is included in the Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino in addition to a few extra components.
For each component, you will learn how to use it on its own, and then how to combine it with other components to create interesting gadgets and experiments.
The innovation of the Grove Beginner Kit is that while all of its hardware comes as distinct modules, they are already connected to the included Arduino via traces on the printed circuit board.
This means that you do not need to do any wiring at all.
The various sensors and actuators, even the bitmap display, are already connected and ready to use.
As a result, in this course, you will not need to do any wiring to use any of the components on the Grove Beginner Kit printed circuit board. This will save you a lot of time without affecting the quality of your learning.
Thanks to the Grove kit from Seeed Studio, you learning will be better because you will be able to concentrate on the software programming part, and on being creative.
This course is practical.
You will learn by completing a series of mini-projects.
Each mini-project is small enough so that you can complete it in a single session.
Most mini-projects guide you through a series of improvements so that you can gently learn new knowledge based on knowledge that you gained in previous steps.
This ensures that there will be no gaps in knowledge, and no frustration.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested to learn how to use the Arduino.
- STEM teachers looking for classroom-friendly teaching resources and hardware.
Peter Dalmaris is an educator, electrical engineer, electronics hobbyist, and Maker. Creator of online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books, and has recently released his book Maker Education Revolution.
As a Chief Tech Explorer since 2013 at Tech Explorations, the company he founded in Sydney, Australia, Peter’s mission is to explore technology and help educate the world.
Tech Explorations offers educational courses and Bootcamps for electronics hobbyists, STEM students and STEM teachers.
A life-long learner, Peter’s core skill is in explaining difficult concepts through video and text. With over 15 years of tertiary teaching experience, Peter has developed a simple yet comprehensive style in teaching that students from all around the world appreciate.
His passion for technology and in particular for the world of DIY open source hardware has been a dominant driver that has guided his personal development and his work through Tech Explorations.
Peter’s current online courses have helped over 60,000 people from around the world to be better Makers.
For more information on Peter's work, please go to his web site, techexplorations dot com.