This workshop is ideal for a parent, teacher or anyone who wants to understand what children and youth are learning in school or in Makersmiths Arduino workshops that may be used in completing STEM projects. The focus will be on understanding basic coding and creating simple circuits with an Arduino microcontroller. In this workshop, we will not be writing and debugging coding, but rather understanding the Arduino code at an introductory level, and putting together and operating a reaction time measurement project and a Theremin project (a Theremin is an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the performer).
Pre-requisite: It is not necessary to have computer programming skills, just an interest in learning that an Arduino is simple a type of microcontroller that is able to read inputs from the sensors and turn those inputs into outputs to make something work like light up a bulb or make a sound.
Materials provided: The instructor will provide a handout of resources and basic information about Arduinos, laptops and Stem Lingo Arduino kits to use during the workshop.
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