With step-by-step instructions, this all-in-one DIY kit allows students to understand and use the principles of both Arduino hardware and software to design their own projects. Students will learn how to build Arduino-based hardware such as a UNO-like microcontroller circuit board, an Arduino controllable 5x5 LED display, and many other devices. They'll also learn how to write Arduino programs to control these devices. Ideal for use in a makerspace or as a DIY gift for students and hobbyists ages 12+. Includes all electronic components; no soldering required.
Section 1 The Arduino Hardware and Software Platform
Section 2 ATmega328 Microcontroller
Section 3 Construct an Arduino Circuit Board
Section 4 Introduction to Arduino Programming
Section 5 Create Arduino Projects
Section 6 Arduino Programmable 5x5 LED Display
Section 7 Use Arduino Library to Program the 5x5 LED Display
Materials Included in the Kit:
(1) One 5eBoard Professional Kit
(2) More than 50 electronic components (resistors, capacitors, LEDs, diodes, oscillators, switches,...)
(3) One ATmega328 microcontroller with bootloader installed
(4) One FTDI232 USB-TTL Serial Adapter for programming
(5) One Mini-B USB cable
(6) One battery holder with switch
(7) Dupont jumpers and connection wires (uncut)
(8) Instruction manual (online download), including commonly used code libraries.
Required tools and supplies (not included):
(1) A wire stripper/cutter; (2) Four AAA (or AA) batteries
This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s)
Recommended for children 12+
With this 5eBoard kit, students can define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles.
Students can use this 5eBoard kit to evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Students can use this 5eBoard kit to analyze data from tests to determine similarities and difference among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
Students can use this 5eBoard kit to develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
Students can use this 5eBoard kit to develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as either motions of particles or energy stored in fields.
Students can use this 5eBoard kit to develop and use a model of two objects interacting through electric fields to illustrate the forces between objects and changes in energy of the objects due to the interaction.
Students can use this 5eBoard kit to design a solution by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
With step-by-step instructions, this all-in-one DIY kit allows students to understand and build Arduino-based hardware and learn how to write Arduino programs to control these devices. Includes all electronic components. No soldering required.
* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.