Basic Electricity

Andrew Todd Marcus

Kit Materials

Keenan Gray
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Testing your arduino

Jiyoo Jye

Blink Code 

Testing your arduino connection

Before you start using your tiny new computer (aka Arduino) you are going to run a test. Using the blink code, you will be able to see a simple physical output where a built in LED blinks from the board.


Before you begin, you will need the Arduino Software downloaded. Refer to the link below this post for instructions. 

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Before you start this test, follow the instructions here: Installing Arduino



Creating Your Studio Setup

Chris Perry
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Creating Your Studio Setup

For this activity, you will be creating a space where you can work on your robot over the next two weeks. There are two parts to this activity:

Part 1: Space 

  1. To start off, you will need to find a space where you will be able to work, and to clear it off completely. Perhaps you have a desk or table that you can use, or maybe prefer to work on the floor. 
  2. Once you have staked your claim and cleared it off, you may want to clean it as well (either wipe it down, brush it off, etc.)
  3. Take a picture of your work surface to share with the studio 

Part 2: Materials

  1. In addition to the materials we have sent you, collect any other tools you may have or think that you might need.
  2. Unpack the kit delivered to you ahead of studio. Try to identify each piece based on the included components list.
  3. Organize those materials in your space, for how to organize, you can check out this video on Knolling
  4. Photograph the materials you have knolled to share with the studio

Part 3: Software 

  1. Please download Arduino an IDE for editing the code of your robot. Ensure that Arduino opens on your computer for the first day of class. [Additional Help on Installing]
  2. You will also need to be able to plug the included USB cable into your computer, if you are using a mac, you may need a usb to usb-c Adapter

Deliverable
Once you complete this activity, be sure to take at least  (2) photos of your work surface and knolled materials. 

From the studio home page, there is a "projects" tab. Find your name and use the "Create a Post" feature to upload photos of your workspace.  We will be going over the posting procedure on the first day, but it is very useful to become familiar with the process ahead of time. 


Creating Your Studio Setup

Chris Perry
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Creating Your Studio Setup

For this activity, you will be creating a space where you can work on your robot over the next two weeks. There are two parts to this activity:

Part 1: Space 

  1. To start off, you will need to find a space where you will be able to work, and to clear it off completely. Perhaps you have a desk or table that you can use, or maybe prefer to work on the floor. 
  2. Once you have staked your claim and cleared it off, you may want to clean it as well (either wipe it down, brush it off, etc.)
  3. Take a picture of your work surface to share with the studio 

Part 2: Materials

  1. In addition to the materials we have sent you, collect any other tools you may have or think that you might need.
  2. Organize those materials in your space, for how to organize, you can check out this video on Knolling
  3. Photograph the materials you have knolled to share with the studio

Part 3: Software 

  1. Please download Arduino an IDE for editing the code of your robot. Ensure that Arduino opens on your computer for the first day of class. [Additional Help on Installing]
  2. You will also need to be able to plug the included USB cable into your computer, if you are using a mac, you may need a usb to usb-c Adapter

Deliverable

Once you complete this activity, be sure to take at least  (2) photos of your work surface and knolled materials. We will go over how to post documentations into the Response tab when we meet as a studio.

Arduino Part 1: Installation

Max Vanatta
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Welcome to Arduino!

The first step in learning Arduino is to download the software.  This can be found at arduino.cc.  There are the step by step instructions in the images above.  

It is recommended to make sure that the install has worked by opening the arduino app on your computer.  In our next tutorial, we will go through how to use this interface and connect it to your physical Arduino device.

NOTE

If you have a chromebook, you will not be able to use this method and instead will need to create an account on Arduino Create to gain access to the web editor version.

NuVu Platform: Logging In

James Addison

If you have used the NuVu Platform before AND you remember your password, then skip to STEP 4 and 5. If this is your first time using the Platform or if you have forgotten your password, then follow all of the steps below. 

STEP 1: In the top-right corner, click the word "login." 

STEP 2: When the black menu appears, click "reset password," and enter your school email address, and then click "Send Password Reset Link."


STEP 3: Check your school email account for an email from NuVu. Be sure to check your junk email folder as well if you don't see the email in your inbox. Follow the instructions in the email to reset your password.

STEP 4: You should now see your name in the top right corner. Success! (your screen will look slightly different than mine). Under "Studios" click on our current studio, "Cyborg Enhancements". You can also find this studio by clicking on your name in the top right corner.

STEP 5: You are now on the landing page for our studio for the rest of the term! To let me know that you have succeeded in making it this far, make a celebratory comment under the post "comment here!" This post will only appear if you have logged in successfully. 

Duel-Wheeled: The Dino Killer prototyping

Graham Galts
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Video of Vehicle Climbing up I-Beam

David Shaw
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Wall-Climbing Vehicle

Callum Schnee and David Shaw
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