Learning Math and CS with Robotics
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Electronics and Physical Computing with Arduino
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Learn how to control digital devices, such as LEDs and ultrasonic sensors, using RoboBlockly's built-in, drag-and-drop Arduino commands! 

Unit 1 below introduces students to the basic concepts of controlling an Arduino with RoboBlockly by means of a virtual LED simulation. Unit 2 introduces students to electronics and physical computing using an actual Arduino and electronic accessories. See the end of the page for the hardware and software needed for Unit 2, plus Arduino setup instructions.

 

Unit 1. Introduction to Arduino using Virtual LED Simulation
Unit 2. Electronics and Physical Computing with Arduino
9. Control a Traffic Light with a Push Button for Digital Input
10. Use a Potentiometer for Analog Input

Hardware needed:

Barobo Arduino Starter Kit:

Software needed:

RoboBlockly at www.roboblockly.com (free)

Windows and MacOS machines: Install free ChDuino software (see Section 3 of the Arduino Setup Instructions file below for instructions).

Chromebooks: Install free Arduino Controller extension (see Section 3 of the Arduino Setup Instructions file below for instructions).

Arduino Setup Instructions