Maker Junior (Newbie)

What is covered in the course?

 
In this course we intend to leverage the capability of LiveCode programming environment to combine hardware with software. Game elements will be instilled in the beginning of the course itself and students will learn to build their own automated garden using programming, cloud technology and sensors.

 

IMDA Course Reference No.

MK-ACP-NEW
 

Participants

Suitable for Middle to Upper Primary and Lower Secondary Students

Duration

Prerequisites

24 hours ( 12 x 2hrs ) (recommended ) Basic computing and Internet Skills

 

System Requirements

Inclusions

· A PC with Windows OS or Mac OS
· Web Browser & Internet Connection (AppMakr is accessed through a web browser)
· 1 Instructor
· Notes for Participants

 

Hardware Requirements

IOT Learning Kit (Arduino Version) comes inclusive of:

  • 1 x Arduino UNO R3
  • 1 x Arduino extension board with integrated
  • 4 x RJ11 jack for easy connection to external devices
  • 1 x button
  • 1 x buzzer
  • 1 x MIC
  • 1 x RGB LED
  • 1 x Slider
  • 1 x Light sensor
  • 1 x Red, 1 x Yellow, 1x Green SMD LED
  • 1 x Temperature Sensor
  • 1 x Soil humidity & water sensor
  • 1 x Micro switch
  • 1 x Tilt switch
  • 1 x Reed switch
  • 1 x PM 2.5 Sensor
  • 1 x Analog stick
  • 1 x Feedback Servo
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x 2 pin (Red/Black) Dupont line
  • 1 x Double alligator clip wire
  • 4 x RJ11 6P4C 25cm Line
  • 1 x Bluetooth Module

The recommended ratio for the kit is 1 kit for a group of 3 students.
Schools may purchase the kit from ACP at a price of $159.60 (excluding GST).


 

Outline

Session Course Outline

1

Magic in Real-Life: Introduction to the Internet of Things

Activities:

1. Presentation on IOT
2. Discuss various magic tricks from Harry Potter and how we can make it real in real-life with IOT technology

2

Open the Magic Box: Introduction to IOT Starter Kit

Activities:

1. Presentation on IOT Starter Kit
2. Explore the various sensors and actuators of IOT Stater Kit and potential tricks that these components can perform
3. Ask student to label the IOT starter kit components on the handout

3

Bring Magic to Live: Setup and control Your IOT Starter Kit

Activities:

1. Present LiveCode Community Program and load the IOT control application stack
2. Hands-on exercise to build a stand-alone IOT control application that connects to IOT starter kit and adjust application setting to adjust color to LED

4

Introduction to IOT Sensors & Actuators (LED & Button) – Trick to make the light dance

Activities:

1. Presentation on LED and button
2. Hands-on exercise to control LED light (output) and make it dance by switching between red and green via hardware button (input)

5

Introduction to IOT Sensors & Actuators (Slider & Buzzer) – Trick behind the volume button

Activities:

1. Presentation on slider & buzzer
2. Hands-on exercise to control the volume of the buzzer using a slider
3. Advanced exercise to apply the slider to change the background color of the screen

6

Introduction to IOT Sensors & Actuators (Light Sensor & MIC) – Trick behind the night light and clap switch

Activities:

1. Presentation on light sensor & MIC
2. Hands-on exercise to switch LED on & off using MIC and Light Sensor.

7

Making a Game to Interact with IOT Hardware – Flappy Bird Game

Activities:

1. Presentation on Interactive Gaming
2. Hands on practice for students to build an interactive flappy bird game by using MIC and light sensor as input. When shouting to MIC or using a hand to cover light sensor, the bird will fly to avoid crashing into obstacles

8

Making Screen to Interact with IOT Hardware – Glowing Stick Application

Activities:

1. Presentation on Interactive Gaming
2. Hands on practice for students to change the screen background by using light sensor as input. When using a hand to cover light sensor, the gradient of the screen will change and create a glowing stick like effect

9

Magic in the air – Environmental monitoring using IOT Sensors I

Activities:

1. Presentation on environmental monitoring
2. Have students bring a plant with pot
3. Hands-on exercise of install IOT sensors (temperature, soil humidity, and raindrop) to monitoring the pottery environment

10

Magic in the air – Environmental monitoring using IOT Sensors II

Activities:

1. Divide the class into teams
2. Have each team write a procedure of taking care of the plant by monitoring the environmental statistics
3. Each team presents in the class

11

Final Project – Invent your Smart IOT Device I

Activities:

1. Divide the class into teams
2. Have each team to come out with an idea of an IOT device they want to build
3. Each team starts building their own IOT device setup

12

Final Project – Invent your Smart IOT Device II

Activities:

1. Divide the class into teams
2. Each team continues with their own IOT device setup
3. Each team presents their project to the class

 

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