Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction
    • Parts List
    • What Will We Learn?
    • Getting Started Video Series
  • 2

    Basic Electronics

    • Background Videos
    • How Does a Breadboard Work?
    • What Is A Microcontroller?
    • What Is A Jumper Wire?
    • What Is A Resistor?
    • What Is An LED?
  • 3

    Assembling the Box & Circuit

    • STEP 1 - Box Top and Back Cutouts
    • STEP 2 - UNO R3 and Breadboard
    • STEP 3 - Power the UNO
    • STEP 4 - Connect the LDR
    • STEP 5 - Add the Resistor
    • STEP 6 - Connect the LEDs
    • STEP 7 - Mount the Paper Lantern
    • Step-by-Step Video
    • Hardware Instructions - printable PDF
  • 4

    Writing the Sketch (Program)

    • Getting Started
    • Programming Basics
    • Part 1 - Variables
    • Part 2 - Setup() and Loop()
    • Part 3 - Loop() cont.
    • Complete Program
    • Finishing Up
    • Programming Instructions - printable PDF
  • 5

    Troubleshooting

    • Programming Errors
    • Hardware Errors
  • 6

    Exercises

    • Exercises
    • Monthly Challenge
  • 7

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