Basics of physical computing with coding activities and games for kids
Students will be introduced to the basics of physical computing with the help of engaging coding activities based on Makey makey and Raspberrypi.
What is physical computing? How to interface a controller with mblock in Stage mode? How to control the digital state of a pin to turn an LED ON and OFF?
How to control the brightness of an LED in Mblock using analog output?
What is digital input? How to read the state of a digital pin in PictoBlox? How to read the state (pressed or not) of evive tactile switch? How to read the state (up, down, or center) of evive's slide switch?
What is analog input? What is its range? How to read the analog state of pins in Mblock5 ? How to read the state of a potentiometer?
What are the specifications of a display? How to display and manipulate text on the display using the Display Extension?