Connection Two Worlds
A micro-controller is a control device which incorporates a microprocessor. Electricity is the flow of electrical energy through conductive material, in this instance it is the micro-controller. The current is a measure of the magnitude of the flow of electrons in a circuit this is measured in amps and voltage is the measure of the electrical energy of the circuit. Resistance is a measure of a material’s ability to oppose the flow of electricity. Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on hardware and software which is able to read various inputs such as light sensor and motion recognition. By turning it to an output it will activate a motor which will enhance the activity, such as turning on an LED light.
LittleBits is an example of a Arduino and although it is slightly expensive I think it offers great possibilities. For example in medicine it could help remind patients to take their pills and dispense them on the correct days.
Below is a car myself and my group constructed in the workshop