ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro – 21 Oct 2017

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Our dose of coding every Saturday 🙂

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Cinta spent 2 sessions continuing her Arduino schematic design and simulation using Proteus 🙂

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She tried several designs and with different components

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Proteus provides library of components so it is very helpful 😉

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Nafis was back after a while, and he was working on adding buzzer and LED to ultrasonic counter

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Nafis refused to connect and test the components one by one; instead he put all components and compile to see what happened 😀 Still not working and he has to debug it on the next class 😀

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Nafis little sister, Nayla liked to play with the components (she refuse to be photographed :D)

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Awa came with a new toys: Arduino Parallax 😀

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Awa was given a task to create a radar with ultrasonic and microservo and he started with this one 🙂

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Awa is fully supported by mom and sister 🙂

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And Clarence joined in 😀

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These two have their own connections

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making a great team 😀

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Clarence started to tinker with Parallax code 🙂 He was previously given a task to process data from sonar reading and display it to a TFT screen

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Reza was doing the same thing as Nafis but he did it differently: he puts one component at a time and tests it one by one

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Reza is one very focus and determined kid 🙂

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He kept trying

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And the time’s up when he was almost finished. The buzzer won’t stop beeping 😀 Next time he has to modify the code so the buzzer will only beep when the counter reaches some certain number 🙂

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Capt. Awa on duty 😀 Blurred pics because he moved so fast! 😀

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Thanks so much Capt. Awa :* ❤

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See you next week 🙂

 

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 7 Oct 2017

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Our regular Saturday 🙂

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Everybody has (very serious) things to do 🙂

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Reza was ready to explore microservo with buttons 🙂

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Reza was assigned to code the Arduino to control microservo with 2 buttons

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And after lots of effort and debugging

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… he finished the assignment. One button will turn the micro servo clockwise and the other one will turn the micro servo counter-clockwise 😉

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Koosha was still working on the elevator project 🙂

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He had lots of ideas to be implemented

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We will use this SD-card module to store sounds for the elevator. We were going to do the read and write test but just realized that Koosha didn’t bring the memory card 😀

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So we tested the LCD 🙂

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Yeah, looking good 🙂

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This is going to be an awesome elevator 😉

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We will do more projects next week 😉

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 30 Sep 2017

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Our Arduino/ESPectro Programming Class today 🙂

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Reza was getting ready to unbox his motor servo and try it for the first time

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The first task is to make it work

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the next is to activate the motor with ultrasonic

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And after lots of effort and debugging, it worked 😉 Nice work Reza 🙂

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Hyeaaay, Capt. Awa is baaack 🙂

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He brought new stuff: a fancy Arduino 101

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and a stepper 🙂

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Awa had lots of things in mind for the next project 🙂

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Awa is going to add timer to his micro servo

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and then create a radar with ultrasonic sensor 🙂

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Awa asked to be taught how to use dan read an avometer 🙂

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While Koosha looking around the big toolbox, Awa measure everything with the avometer 😀 Electronics and components is more interesting to this kids more than candies 😀

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Ozan was testing his ultrasonic motor servo

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Didn’t work

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so we asked Awa for help

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The ultrasonic alone was working

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The motor servo alone was working. But combined, it didn’t work

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Took some time to figure it out and we decided to change ultrasonic with button. Still didn’t work and Ozan will try again next week

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Vian started to work with motor servo too 🙂

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He was intended to create some robot crawler or something 😀

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While Koosha got back to his project: creating an elevator

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Koosha’s project drew Awa and Vian’s attention 🙂

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Koosha even created an animation to show how the elevator should work

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Pretty awesome 🙂

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Koosha wants the elevator to play some music

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So we were working on making a memory board with some sounds in it to connect to Arduino and make sure the file has been read and then connect it to the speakers

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While Cinta was still so into her project

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the cryptic and complicated one, which will play different song when different button is pressed 🙂

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And here’s some interesting scenes about friendship and joy after the class 😉

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See you next week 😉

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 23 Sep 2017

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Today we picked up where we left last week: making a micro servo works 🙂

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There were on only two kids working on Arduino/ESPectro Programming 🙂 This is Ozan

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He had successfully made micro servo works, and ready to add an ultrasonic sensor to activate the micro servo 🙂

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Nafis was working on the same thing

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He added an ultrasonic to activate the micro servo and worked 😉

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Next week we will explore more things, and help the other kids to catch up 🙂

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 16 Sep 2017

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The class is ready 🙂

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Today we are ready to explore new component: micro servo 🙂 Nafis is ready 🙂 *notice the screwdriver and the breadboard on his forehead LOL

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Nafis is so excited to see how a micro servo work 🙂

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Nafis hasn’t finished typing the code so we’re going to try it next week 😉

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While Rezky still needs some time to test his new LCD I2C (we replaced the previous one with a new one)

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the new one didn’t work so we give him the working one and going to claim this one with another replacement. So Rezky will start exploration next week 🙂

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Reza is back 🙂

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He has to catch up with several previous projects before he can start his new project 🙂

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Project for Reza today is Ultrasonic Counter 🙂

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He struggles with libraries and the schematic. Still have to work on it next week 🙂

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Cinta learns robotic at school, and apparently what she has learn in ProCodeCG classes turn out to be very useful 🙂

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The code Cinta developed to turn on a set of LEDs to light up in a certain pattern according to what we enter from serial monitor

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Cinta still has the schematic on the breadboard

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These for LED’s will blink in a pattern defined from serial monitor

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Awesome work, Cinta 🙂

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Next week we will do more projects and fix bugs and errors 🙂

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Glad to know that our class helps kids with their school 🙂

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We’ll be reporting again next 🙂

ProCodeCG Sensor Data Acquisition Training – 11 Sept 2017

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Today we trained lecturers for Politeknik Negeri Pontianak on how to do data acquisition from current sensors 🙂

Class preparation

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We split the team into two: hardware and software. The hardware team started to assemble the components

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while the software team installing the application and libraries

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ESPectro basic testing: blink

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and neopixel animation

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Then we’re ready to connect ESPectro to the circuit and sensor

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We compared the circuit with the one that has been tested and verified

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Still didn’t work

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It took lots of retrying, switching components and we tried every solution possible and think of every source of errors

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still didn’t work

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We just kept trying

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and after we changed the resistors with metal film ones, it worked! 😀

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Current reading when the switch is on

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when off

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when on and off again

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The effort was worth it 🙂 We finally finished the training and ready to collect data for further research and analysis 🙂

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 9 Sept 2017

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Our Arduino/ESPectro Programming Class this morning 🙂

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Ozan was ready to modify automatic pedestrian traffic light with ultrasonic 🙂 We were going to add LCD to display information to pedestrian 🙂

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It worked 🙂

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The display will show the color of the traffic light:

red

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yellow

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green. Ozan had to change all the text into some info for pedestrian so they will know when to cross and how many times left 🙂

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Nafis

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and Rezky were working on the same project as Ozan

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These two like to work together

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helping each other finding bugs and make the schematics 🙂

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and worked 🙂

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We just had Uben back! His usual laptop was in repair so he brought another one. We spent some time to install and setup everything 🙂

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Uben was told to create ultrasonic counter

 

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Uben likes to assemble things like this 🙂

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Too bad we didn’t had time to type in the code and compile it. Going to do it next week! 🙂

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Next week we will explore projects with micro servo! 😉