Week 6 Slides and Homework

For homework this week, start brainstorming ideas and gathering materials for your 3rd project, a Halloween costume (or prop). Team up or work in a group if you like! Working in groups can facilitate problem solving while maximizing creative energy, and create more time for project presentations/discussion on October 31.

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Week 5 Homework

This week I had a chance to play with a potentiometer and motor for the rest of Lesson 3.  Here is my final product below!

It took a moment to get this one going but finally figured out that the transistor was oriented upside down. Once I switched that around I was able to get the motor running.  I also realized that before I put the purple tape on the motor, I actually could barely tell that the motor was running when it was running (haha).

Next, I was excited to get a neopixel strip to work using the Arduino for Lesson 4.

I’d love to get to know how to code for the neopixels better because I will want to embed them in my upcoming halloween project.  I’m still a little confused but today’s class clarified my understanding quite a bit.