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Electronics and Programming Basics Demo

Try out the first chapter of Electronics and Programming Basics for free! Get started with creating light installations with programmable electronics. The full module covers all the basic tools you need to work on Arduino-based electronic & programming projects, making your own switches, musical instruments and more

Welcome to the free demo

Try out the complete first chapter of Electronics and Programming Basics.
You will get access to all the materials, including the video tutorials and educator notes, so you can get a good idea how the course will look like.

A free Mehackit account is needed to enroll to the course. If you don't yet have one, just click Enroll and you can create a new account!

About Electronics and Programming Basics

Electronics and Programming Basics will get you started with creating light installations, your own switches, musical instruments and more! Make a prototype or get artistic - it’s your choice. This module is absolutely beginner-friendly and requires no previous experience on programming or electronics. Mehackit Maker Kit is a perfect match with this course but any Arduino-based starter kit will work out, too.

The first chapter is open for everyone to view - in this chapter, you'll create the first Arduino circuits and programs, combine crafts materials with LED light and program traffic lights. The rest of the material is available when you purchase access to the course.

  • Target group: 13-19-year-olds and educators
  • Length: Demo - 90 min, complete Basics module - 4 x 90 min
  • Format: Self-paced course module with video tutorials, student assignments and educator instructions
  • Contact: hello@mehackit.org

Learning Outcomes

You'll learn basic concepts of electronics and circuits, basics of programming and everyday electronics. You will find out what kind of applications programmable electronics has in our built environment. After completing Electronics and Programming Basics you can move on to more advanced Project Modules which can be adjusted to different themes, interests and curricular needs.

The lesson structure

  • For the Educator
  • Crank Up the Voltage and Get Coding!
  • Switch Stuff On and Off
  • Sense the Whole World
  • Let's Move!

Requirements

  • A computer running Windows, Mac OS or Linux (1 per 2 students)
  • Keyboard and mouse (1 per 2 students)
  • Arduino Starter Kit, Mehackit Maker Kit or equivalent (1 per 2 students)
  • Internet connection
  • Headphones for watching the tutorial videos (preferably for every student + headphone splitter

For programming Arduino you will need a free application Arduino IDE which can be downloaded from the Arduino website

Course Certificate

Teachers and students are eligible to receive an official Mehackit badge certification upon the completion of this course.

 
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