ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – ESPectro/Arduino – 27 May 2017

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Today we had one student working on ESPectro and one on Arduino Mega and one on Arduino Uno πŸ˜€

Rezky had just started his ESPectro programming journey, that we already know, is painful at the beginning (the setup and installation) πŸ™‚ Hopefully we will finish the installation next week and start to work with ESPectro the week after πŸ™‚

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The first day of Ramadhan πŸ™‚ Lots of kids didn’t come, probably still adjusting with the new schedule of waking up earlier for sahur, etc.

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Capt. Malik is back! Ready to continue the Air Drum with Gyro Project!

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Yeah this is how Capt. Malik looks like when he’s at work! πŸ˜‰

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Malik uses Arduino Mega

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And the gyro test worked well

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Malik’s little brother is also interested in the same thing πŸ™‚ Rezvan had just started Arduino Programming πŸ™‚

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Started with LED and resistor

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Worked nicely πŸ™‚

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And then Rezvan was working with more LEDs πŸ™‚

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Malik helped Rezvan to check the wiring

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And yes! Worked ok πŸ˜‰

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There’s always interesting things to do each week, there are lots of new things to explore in the handout πŸ™‚

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino Programming – 18 March 2017

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Yesterday Muhammad and his little brother Hasan (those two sitting on the back) helped us to set up the class πŸ™‚ Thanks so much πŸ™‚

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We learned to display sensor readings to LCD πŸ™‚Β We started with LDR (Light Dependent Resistor)

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Raul was a bit confused about the schematic because the LCD and the sensor were in different picture

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but he finally figured it out πŸ™‚

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Raul finished the display of ultrasonic sensor reading too, but didn’t have time to continue on temperature and humidity sensor because he had to start his Java Programming lesson πŸ™‚

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Koosha’s comfort corner πŸ™‚ (he didn’t want to be in a pic, he left each time we took picture :D)

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Koosha finished the LDR and was tinkering with it but not yet finished the other sensors because there was problem with the library. It’s ok we’ll fix it next week πŸ˜‰

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Ren πŸ™‚

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and his serious look πŸ™‚

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Ren finished LDR reading to LCDΒ and ultrasonic reading to LCD. Only on left to try: temperature and humidity sensor πŸ™‚

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Nafis had to catch up with the class

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and he got help from Dad πŸ˜€

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and finally got it work πŸ˜‰

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LDR NAFIS πŸ˜‰

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Muhammad had to catch up with the class too so he started with making sure that the LCD works

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And then connect it to LDR πŸ™‚ Next week he’ll catch up with ultrasonic sensor and temperature & humidity sensor πŸ™‚

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Ozan had successfully finished the task too πŸ™‚

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We had to change the LDR several times until we found the one with correct readings πŸ™‚ And it finally showing the correct values πŸ™‚

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Rafi and Mom πŸ™‚

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Great teamwork like always πŸ™‚

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LDR reading

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and temperature and humidity reading

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In ProCodeCG, a class is not just a regular class. It’s about teamwork and family bonding too πŸ˜‰

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Next week we will explore more sensors and getting started with Espectro πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino Programming – 11 March 2017

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Yaaay this morning we found the class has been neatly set up by Capt. Awa and Mama πŸ™‚ Thanks so much πŸ™‚

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Capt. Awa, wearing a very cool pilot t-shirt refused to be in a pic πŸ˜€

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What we love about ProCodeCG Classes is that it nurture bondings between parents and kids πŸ˜‰

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Mama Awa is a Coding Mom graduate and has done several projects and now is the Coding Mom Project Officer πŸ™‚

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Today we learned to use LCD I2C and create an digital voltmeter πŸ™‚

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Raul was so ready to start πŸ™‚

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Raul’s LCD worked fine

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and the digital voltmeter worked too πŸ™‚

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Koosha! πŸ™‚

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He successfully made the LCD works

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and also played with it πŸ˜€

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Koosha tried to add a button to add some display control

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Look at that face πŸ™‚

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Koosha had to use two computers to make things work πŸ˜€

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Ren! Always get things done πŸ™‚

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LCD test done

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digital voltmeter done πŸ˜‰

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Ren also helped Rafi πŸ™‚

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Reza πŸ™‚

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He got things done quickly

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and then helped Koosha πŸ™‚

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And we got Capt. Malik back! πŸ™‚

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He got a new computer, and start working on the air drum project πŸ™‚

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and finally the gyroscope works! Yaaay πŸ™‚

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Rafi and Mom πŸ™‚

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A great teamwork to make the LCD works πŸ™‚

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Even with a broken arm, Rafi still worked so hard πŸ™‚

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Another awesome teamwork πŸ™‚

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Mom and kid teamwork never fails πŸ˜‰

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Ozan, always like this when we take pics πŸ˜€

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Ozan’s worked too πŸ™‚

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Cinta

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And this is what it took to make things work with the Captain πŸ™‚

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Yaaay πŸ™‚ Worked! *high five

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And this is how we celebrate it LOL!

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino Programming – 4 March 2017

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In several weeks we will move on to a more advance development board: Espectro πŸ™‚ While waiting for Espectro mass production, we will use the last few weeks exploring Arduino before we start to connect to cloud via wifi and create IoT stuff πŸ™‚

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Like usual, it took some time for kids to come, probably because it is Saturday πŸ™‚

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Today we learned to create morse encoder using LED and buzzer πŸ™‚

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All is ok as far as we got Capt. Reza onΒ duty πŸ˜‰

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We were trying to add number to be encoded but we had to convert it from integer to char

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and apparently it wasn’t that easy πŸ˜‰

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And this is how Reza looks when he’s determined to do something πŸ˜€

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Hello Raul! Raul was catching up with the task from previous class. His stopwatch with 2 buttons didn’t work

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Mama Ren gave some help but still it didn’t work

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So RaulΒ switched to the morse encoder and it worked πŸ™‚

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Clarence came with loads of progress to brag about πŸ˜€

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He had several project going on πŸ˜€ This one synchronizes time and display it to the TFT

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Clarence also make improvements to his stopwatch code, making it more precise with better display design πŸ™‚ He even added a reset function to the single button, along with progress bar display on the TFT to show how long the button has been pressed πŸ™‚

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Clarence also created some cool patterns on the TFT, as a preparation to create analog stopwatch πŸ™‚

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Cinta was keeping up with the class too, she was working on her stopwatch while also doingΒ her writing project πŸ˜‰

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Ozan. Always like this when we take his picture πŸ˜€

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LOL. But the most important thing is the schematic worked! πŸ™‚

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Ren did the schematicΒ quickly πŸ™‚ But the usual uploading error occur again πŸ˜€ Only Mama Ren can solve that πŸ˜€

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Rafi was back in the class yaaaay πŸ™‚

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He broke his left wrist but still so excited to learn πŸ™‚ Mama Rafi stood by him all the time to help πŸ™‚

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When thing went wrong, Capt. Reza came to help πŸ™‚

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Rafi was trying to make his measuring height work and finally it did πŸ˜‰

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We also had Dika back! He jumped straight to the schematic we were doing today, and it worked yaaay πŸ˜‰

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Next week we will start to explore LCD πŸ™‚ Will connect our previous project to LCD and display the result there πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino Programming – 25 Feb 2017

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Our regular awesomeness πŸ˜‰

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Capt. Awa had finished the task to be done today (he had already made a video :D), so he was ready to assist the class today πŸ˜‰

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Today we had two tasks: creating stopwatch with 2 buttons and smart lamp with RGB LED πŸ˜‰ Β This is a Captain Meeting, discussing what to be delivered in class and making sure that the schematic works fine πŸ˜‰

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Friendship in class πŸ˜‰ Hello welcome back Farrell πŸ˜‰

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Farrell’s SSTV Project has to wait (due to the expensive components :D) so Farrell should stick with what’s given in the class πŸ™‚

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Clarence made lots of progress with the TFT LCD πŸ˜‰ He created lots of screen effects and cool modifications πŸ˜‰

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Clarence was curious on how to use button. Lucky that we did a project with buttons today, so Clarence can follow the class while doing his own project πŸ˜‰

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Clarence made stopwatch with one button instead of two πŸ™‚ and send the output to the screen πŸ™‚

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He kept modifying the code and make the stopwatch works with nice display πŸ™‚

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Next target is to display the stopwatch in analog πŸ™‚

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Capt. Awa (middle) assisting Areli (left) and Nafis (right)

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We had a kid sitting in the class today πŸ™‚ His name is Ansyah πŸ˜‰

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Nice view πŸ˜‰

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Capt. Awa was very busy making sure everybody had got it right πŸ˜€

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Impressive dedication, Areli πŸ™‚

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Got the feeling that soon Areli’s box should be replaced with bigger one πŸ˜€

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Zahran was back πŸ™‚

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After a while, Zahran came back to catch up πŸ˜‰

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Nafis was really happy today for some reasons: we didn’t use seven segments and he had lots of friends πŸ™‚

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Capt. Awa assisting Ozan (on the back) and Farrell (in the corner)

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Whoaaaa, why so serious, Capt. Reza? πŸ˜€

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Reza is a very determined and focus kid. Very reliable Captain πŸ™‚

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Thanks Capt. Awa for helping so many kids today πŸ˜‰

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The stopwatch πŸ˜‰

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Ren finishedΒ his job easily, like always πŸ™‚

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Ozan doing his schematic under very close supervision of Capt. Awa :

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And it worked, yay! (They use jacket slave to cover the LDR entirely so the RGB LED will light up πŸ˜€

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Next week we’ll do more interesting projects πŸ˜‰ See you then πŸ™‚

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino Programming – 18 Feb 2017

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Our Saturday tinkering πŸ™‚ Today we display temperature sensor reading to two seven segments πŸ™‚

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Ozan, like usual, didn’t want to be in a pic πŸ˜€

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Nafis scratched his head finding out that we’re still continue the crazy and tangled wiring πŸ˜€

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This is what Nafis was working on πŸ˜€

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Clarence! Came with LOTS of ideas πŸ™‚ Today he explored his new TFT LCD with ESPectro πŸ™‚

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Clarence tried every library and example he found, and modified them to see what happen πŸ™‚

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Reza was back yaaay πŸ™‚ He had to do lots of catching up πŸ™‚

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Hello Ren πŸ™‚

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After struggling with overheated temperature sensors, and the not-showing-the-value seven segments

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It finally worked! Yaaay Ren πŸ˜‰

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Raul was terrified knowing that we were using schematic from last week while he had pulled up all the wires and component πŸ˜€ But he had enough patience and persistence to do it all over again πŸ˜‰

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Raul’s schematic mightΒ still not working properly, but the code was. We connected his code to a ready schematic and it worked correctly πŸ™‚

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Aaand, we had a new student today πŸ™‚ His name is Koosha πŸ™‚

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He already had a super complete toolbox, and he already understands LOTS of things πŸ™‚ He’s been learning by himself via YouTube but his father said he needs to be guided to the right direction so here he was in ProCodeCG Class πŸ˜‰

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Koosha started with multiple function button and then moved on to ultrasonic and buzzer. Later he add LED to the schematic and tried the ultrasonic piano πŸ™‚

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Next week we’ll do different project with different components πŸ™‚ We think kids are fed up already with the seven segments πŸ˜€

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino Programming – 11 Feb 2017

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Today we added the level of difficulty πŸ˜€ We created a schematic for displaying two digit numbers from 0 – 99 using 2 seven segments and 2 shift registers πŸ˜‰

Setting up the class πŸ™‚

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All set up! Raul (on the right arrived very early ;))

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Before class started Clarence showed his wifi detecting with espectro project. He had successfully display it to LCD πŸ™‚

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The LCD displays the wifi ID the device is connected to and the signal strength, plus the number and Β average strength of other wifis detected in range πŸ™‚

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A closer look

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At the end of the class Clarence showed that had successfully display sensor readings from LDR in numbers and progress bar πŸ™‚ Good work Clarence! πŸ˜‰

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Hello Areli! Welcome back little buddy πŸ˜‰

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Areli had to catch up with the class after missed it for several weeks and he finished the schematic for one digit πŸ™‚ Good work! We will create the 2 digits next week okay? πŸ˜‰

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Ren! Never fails πŸ˜‰

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Ren’s worked just fine πŸ™‚ Keep the wiring because we’re going to add some sensors next week πŸ™‚

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Hello Farrell!

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Ok Farrell was in the mood today! Great πŸ™‚

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He put almost all of sensors he got on his breadboard LOL but the schematic worked πŸ™‚

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A closer look of how messy the breadboard looked πŸ˜€

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Farrell tried to add one seven segment and one shift register but after seeing those cables doubling up the mess he decided to continue that at home or next week πŸ˜€

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Raul! He hated that he had to do what we did last week but when he knew that this one would be able to display 2 digits instead of 1, he agreed to proceed πŸ˜€

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The wires! πŸ˜€

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Raul’s worked straight away πŸ™‚ The first in the class πŸ™‚

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Hello Cinta πŸ™‚

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Cinta did the catching up eagerly today πŸ™‚
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Yay it worked! Next week we’ll do the 2 digits! πŸ˜‰

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Capt. Malik was a bit frustrated after weeks having problems with his gyroscope library. Apparently because he had compiled lots of projects, there are two Arduino libraries folder in the system that keeps conflicting. We should clean it up and re-install Arduino. Hope it will work, otherwise our Air Drum project will be pending again 😦

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The class πŸ™‚

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We will do more complex but more fun project next week πŸ˜‰