Workshop Engineering, Electronics, and Coding using Arduino - We Energies Foundation

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Engineering, Electronics, and Coding Workshops using Tinkercad and Arduino

Sponsored by We Energies Foundation



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  • Presented by Isabel Mendiola and Peter Haydock, authors of The STEAM+C Classroom: STEAM Edition 
  • FREE hands-on, high-tech workshop
  • Up to 20 participants
  • Design and build up to 6 projects in each Workshop
  • FREE Project Materials, Project Book, Snacks and Lunch (if an all-day workshop). Please indicate any dietary restrictions in your order) included.
  • Select your location and date/time from - a calendar invitation will be sent you after you register with more information.


Requirements to participate.

    • PC or Mac Laptop with the Arduino IDE installed (Chromebook option is available but not recommended)
      Mac Users with USB C only, please bring a dongle to connect to USB A.
    • Create an account at Tinkercad before the workshop.

    • Educator workshops are for teachers, librarians, teacher aides, homeschool educator leaders, instructors, informal educators, or group leaders to participate - Must be an adult to participate. Lunch will be provided in day-long workshops. 

    • Student workshops are for students grades 5 through 12. Families may participate but receive one kit and book per family. Register as one family and indicate any siblings or adult chaperones that will attend in the order notes at checkout. Lunch will be provided in day-long workshops for the student participant and one additional family member (chaperone or sibling). Other family members should plan to bring a lunch.



Intro Workshops

  • Projects

    • Introduction to Tinkercad circuits and LEDs (LEDs - Projects 1 and 2 from STEAM Edition)
    • Music Maker with a buzzer (Buzzer - Project 3 from STEAM Edition)
    • Dimmer Switch (Potentiometer and LED - Project 4 from STEAM Edition)
    • Rainbow Lights (RGB LED - Project 5 from STEAM Edition)
    • Spin It Up (Potentiometers and Servos - Project 6 from STEAM Edition)

Intermediate Workshops

  • Tinkercad circuits and Arduino IDE
  • Soil Moisture Sensor
  • Photoresistor (Light Sensor)
  • Distance Sensor
  • Temperature Sensor

Computer Science concepts including:

  • line / text-based coding in C++
  • variables
  • loops
  • libraries
  • data types
  • mapping
  • INPUTS and OUTPUTS
  • subroutines
  • functions
  • operations

Engineering concepts:

  • digital vs. analog signals
  • PWM signals
  • reading schematics
  • resistor selection
  • circuits
  • prototyping
  • servos
  • polarity

Technologies:

  • microcontrollers
  • diodes
  • resistors
  • servos
  • buzzers
  • sensors

Science concepts:

  • Ohm's Law
  • Light color mixing
  • Sound - Frequency

Computer Science concepts including:

  • line / text-based coding in C++
  • variables
  • loops
  • libraries
  • data types
  • INPUTS and OUTPUTS
  • subroutines
  • functions
  • operations
  • conditional statements (if, else, else if)

Engineering concepts:

  • digital vs. analog signals
  • PWM signals
  • reading schematics
  • resistor selection
  • circuits
  • prototyping
  • sensors
  • polarity

Technologies:

  • microcontrollers
  • diodes
  • resistors
  • servos
  • buzzers
  • sensors

Science concepts including:

  • Sound Intensity
  • Distance Measurement with Sonar
  • Light Intensity


Enrollment limited to 20 in each Workshop


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