Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Module 2a

    • Welcome to Module 2a

    • Best Practice whilst doing this Module

  • 2

    Lesson 1 - Introduction to Robotics

    • What is Robotics?

    • How this course will be delivered

    • Safety Briefing 1 - micro:bit

    • Safety Briefing 2 - Starter Kit

  • 3

    Lesson 2 - Introduction to circuitry

    • What is circuitry?

    • Unboxing the starter kit

    • What is a breadboard?

    • Making our first circuits

  • 4

    Lesson 3 - LED's

    • What is an LED?

    • What is a resistor?

    • Connecting LEDS to our Breadboards

    • The micro:bit breadboard adapter

    • Flashing LED's

    • Making a Robot (Traffic Light)

  • 5

    Lesson 4 - RGB LED

    • What is a RGB LED?

    • Where do we find or use RGB LED's?

    • Programming our RGB LED

    • What is a RGB strip or ring?

    • Programming our RGB Rainbow LED ring

  • 6

    Lesson 5 - Buttons

    • What type of buttons and switches do we find?

    • Programming and using our Momentary Push Button

    • Programming our Self-lock Switch

    • What is a Trimpot?

    • What is a buzzer?

    • Programming our Trimpot and Buzzer

  • 7

    Lesson 6 - Photocell & Digital Temperature Sensors

    • What are Photocell & Digital Temperature Sensors?

    • Programming our Photocell Sensor

    • Programming our Digital Temperature Sensor

  • 8

    Lesson 7 - Motor

    • What is a motor?

    • What is a transistor?

    • What is a diode?

    • What do we use miniature motors for?

    • Programming our motor

    • Controlling our motor

Objectives

  • By the end of this module you will be able to use the starter kit to understand basic electronics.

  • By the end of this module you will be able to code your micro:bit to control your electronics components.

  • By the end of this module you will be able to move away from the breadboard to create robotic functions using your micro:bit and components.

Requirements

  • Previous experience with the MakeCode application and micro:bit will help with this module.

  • You will need the hardware for this course, both the starter kit and a micro:bit (version 1 or 2 is fine).

  • You will need a device to connect to the internet.

  • You will be shown how to get the correct FREE apps for your device.

  • This course is recommended for individuals 10 years of age and up.

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