A big thanks to Douglas for writing in and sharing a few fun photos of his students working with Adafruit products at the Dallas International School. Looks like a great crew of young makers!
7th grade we start with the Arduino platform. LEDs, simple circuits, push buttons, simple light sensors and force sensors. This sets the stage for next year’s course in robotics and 3D printing.
8th and 9th grade we take the Arduino to the next level. Robotics and 3D printing where the students design a vehicle chassis. The Arduino controls autonomous movement using magnetometers and ultrasonic sensors for navigation and hazard avoidance. A secondary Arduino on a second level platform is used for a sensor payload bay. Both Arduinos communicate via the serial ports (sensor payload instructing the drive system to stop movement based on the readings of a the light sensor on the payload bay).
You can see that some of the students were pretty creative in their rover designs 🙂
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