This week was really difficult. Honestly, I did not really have a problem with building circuits (apart from pulling my hair out for 30 minutes only to realize a wire was one row over, or that I used the wrong resistor that looked very similar in colour). The Arduino programming was tricky because we didn't have a proper class learning how to use the programming, but it is actually further ahead than ICM in its level of programming (if statements are kinda new to us!!!)
So, I did do my best to try and figure out how to code the arduino to activating the circuit, though I could only figure out a tiny bit of it before I give up and clicked on the clues. Once I saw the code, it is pretty obvious, but right now I am struggling to figure out the codes on my own.
Here's some of the stuff that I managed to get working:
and switching the lights with a photoresistor.
Then I moved onto the Analog input exercise, and managed to control the LED with a potentiometer. I don't quite understand about the values that was printed, however...
Then I used two photoresistors as flex sensors:
I didn't have a Leonardo so I couldn't do the mouse control lab, but I did manage to activate the circuit with the button:
and got it to print onto the screen (Trust me, I really was this excited):
I then tried to get the readings on the two photoresistors to work. I am not sure that it did work perfectly, but this is what I got:
and I tried to make it print L and R but I am not sure that it worked. I had some problems with the circuit (namely, using the wrong resistors and not noticing for an hour) so this could actually be what shouldn't have happened.
I haven't gotten to the multiple buttons, will add to this soon. I will say however, that by the time I got to the last lab, I did manage to remember some code commands and at least manage to be on the right track when I was trying to figure out what the code should be.