This course is designed for beginner makers. I will help you get started with the basics of creating circuits with the Arduino prototyping board, and by the end of this course you will have an Internet-connected home environment monitoring gadget, build with your own hands!
The only prerequisite is a basic understanding of concepts like voltage, current and resistance, and ability to download and install software on your computer. A very basic understanding of programming is a bonus, but not absolutely necessary.
Along the way, you will learn about programming, sensors, and communications.
The course is split in three parts:
Part 1 is an introduction, which will gently help you create your first circuit and open your appetite for more.
Part 2 contains a primer on making with the Arduino, focusing on the Integrated Development Environment and the sketching language.
Part 3 is about making JING. JING (not an acronym!) is the environment monitoring system that you will put together piece by piece, and line by line.
If learning by making sounds like the way to go, then this course is for you!
To fully take advantage of this course, you will need (all of these are easily sourced from Ebay):
1) An Arduino (I suggest a genuine Arduino Uno)
2) A photoresistor
3) A DHT22 temperature and humidity sensor
4) A BMP085 barometric sensor breakout
5) A 16x2 LCD screen based on the Hitachi HD44780 driver (or compatible, these are very common)
6) A potentiometer
7) Assorted resistors
8) A small breadboard
9) Lot's of breadboard wires.
Peter Dalmaris is an educator, electrical engineer, electronics hobbyist, and Maker. Creator of online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books, and has recently released his book Maker Education Revolution.
As a Chief Tech Explorer since 2013 at Tech Explorations, the company he founded in Sydney, Australia, Peter’s mission is to explore technology and help educate the world.
Tech Explorations offers educational courses and Bootcamps for electronics hobbyists, STEM students and STEM teachers.
A life-long learner, Peter’s core skill is in explaining difficult concepts through video and text. With over 15 years of tertiary teaching experience, Peter has developed a simple yet comprehensive style in teaching that students from all around the world appreciate.
His passion for technology and in particular for the world of DIY open source hardware has been a dominant driver that has guided his personal development and his work through Tech Explorations.
Peter’s current online courses have helped over 60,000 people from around the world to be better Makers.
For more information on Peter's work, please go to his web site.