Actual- success / failures / what did YOU actually accomplish
Future- Next steps
Team- Who did what? What roles did your teammates have? Who is helping and who is not? Who is absent?
Arduino is an open-source physical computing platform
Arduino is the child of traditional desktop and laptop computers, a small portable computer
Capable of inputs and interpreting that information to control various outputs
Circuits an electronic loop with a starting point and ending point
Circuits can contain hundreds of thousands of components
Three categories of circuits analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuits
Jumper wire-a short wire used to complete an electric circuit or bypass a break in a circuit
LED-light-emitting diode, a semiconductor diode that glows when a voltage is applied.
Resistor-a device having a designed resistance to the passage of an electric current
Potentiometer-an instrument for measuring an electromotive force by balancing it against the potential difference produced by passing a known current through a known variable resistance and a variable resistor with a third adjustable terminal. The potential at the third terminal can be adjusted to give any fraction of the potential across the ends of the resistor.
Diode-a semiconductor device with two terminals, typically allowing the flow of current in one direction only and a thermionic tube having two electrodes (an anode and a cathode).
Photoresistor-is a light-controlled variable resistor. The resistance of a photoresistor decreases with increasing incident light intensity; in other words, it exhibits photoconductivity.
Piezo Element- used as a tool to detect vibration or a knock
Transistor-a semiconductor device with three connections, capable of amplification in addition to rectification.
DC motor-electrical machines that converts direct current electrical power into mechanical power.
The difference between AC motor-electrical machines and DC motor-electrical machines.
AC reverse direction and DC go in one direction
Flex sensor-are passive resistive devices that can be used to detect bending or flexing
Servo- have integrated gears and a shaft that can be precisely controlled. Standard servos allow the shaft to be positioned at various angles, usually between 0 and 180 degrees
Relay- receive and pass on
Breadboard-a board for making an experimental model of an electric circuit
Goals:Complete circuit 1-4 arduino guide with my team
In this link I made a LED circuit. I used 1 arduino board, 1 330 ohm resistor, and 3 wires. Connected digital plugin 13 to 5f on the left side of the breadboard. Connected 5v to positive and GND to negative on the bottom left of the breadboard. The resistor is connecting negative-4 to I-4 connected to the negative side of the LED and the Positive side is connected to the line connecting digital plugin 13 in column 5 of the left side of the breadboard.
Next Step: To complete circuit number 2 potentiometer
Goals: My goals for today is to finish all the circuits online
When I was trying to figure how to activate the circuit according to the guide. I figure out how to activate the potentiometer but the only reason I could not use it because I forgot to capitalize the v in sensorValue.
Next Step: Finish the arduino online circuits by next class and continue on hands on arduino circuits.
Goals: finish all 12 circuits
Achievements: we created circuits 4-12 during these two days. We did it hands on because it will help use on the online circuits. Circuit 4 was a long process due to the vast amounts of wires and resistors. When we did circuit 5 we struggled for a bit due to placement Darren got the wiring wrong so I had to due some adjustments but it still did not work. So Stefan stepped in and so he figured out the gnd is connected to the positive input and 5v to the negative input. Then we went on to 6 it was a bit hard for the sensor to pick up light to have the light to stay up. Circuit 7 worked well but it was a bit delayed and the range of temperature is from 71-81. Circuit 8 was successful it only turn a bit then reverse it doesn’t do a full rotation. Then the buzzer circuit we got it on the first try it made a Rick Astley tune. Then we made the relay and the shift resistor that made specific patterns after that we were finished and the shift resistor circuit took the most time then we finish up to twelve circuits we were suppose to.
Next class: We haven’t received any instructions.
Goal: design the launcher’s launch circuit.
Achievements: we finish a survey and then continued on to create a launch warning using the buzzer. First we tried to make hot cross buns and failed then we realized the beating were off and when the beating were off the buzzer will have a continuous beep. Then after we made hot cross buns we find it annoying. So we made the tune little dreidel and it was quite amusing and we finish the tune till the end of the period.
Next class: the launch coding and create the physical wiring on the arduino uno.
Arduino videos : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0Ewp3HI3KfdLXNpYThWVlRoLXM
Goal: To make our buzzer play first to catch our attention. Then the Rgb LED will signal the launch for the relay.
Stuff we did: Our code we had the other day had deteriorated because we are using the arduino app on the mac. So at first we did not know we made a bunch of changes but in the end we messed up and constantly erasing our problem when help arrives. Then almost at the end of the class we were still on the lights and sound. We were told to do our relay first but we did not have time. While we were at our table we ask Mr. Twilley to explain us the way the codes work so he did. We were shown two videos on the basics then we were told if we need a bit more help watch the third video.
Next: We need to finish the relay
Goal: finish all online circuits at home and build the relay for the launcher.
Stuff we did today: PT https://circuits.io/circuits/3117890-pt-shihong-1/edit
Next Class: Create relay for the launcher