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.
Hello! Here are my week 5 homework.
I met some problems with NeoPixel and thanks to the help from Leng and Helen, it turned out great at last! I feel really excited and I am looking forward to the next class!
This was fun and exciting. I can’t wait to combine the two!
I had fun with the Arduino this week, and for whatever reason, the code inside the NeoPixel loops clicked for me. Cant wait to integrate these into something fun over the next few weeks.
The homework this week was fairly straight forward. It was a fun exercise seeing how the motor circuit could easily get mixed up depending on where you plugged in the motor and what resistor you used.
Hello! Here are the videos for this weeks homework. I was a little scared to use the solder on the arduino because I wasn’t sure if I would do it correctly or have to remove the solder and start again. It also took me a second to find the right diode.
A Moment for Motors
Below are the two videos for this week’s Arduino lessons. The LED code writing/altering does still seem a little daunting to me. This not aided by the fact that I left my Arduino kit at home this morning – hence cannot finish the last LED section… but I do really want to figure this out so TBD there will attempt to be an update on the post when I get home tonight. I find myself worried about deleting/adding stuff that is gonna mess up the code so I am hesitant about the whole thing.
Either way… for now here are the videos and TBD on the rest!