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Code Breaker

Learn about microprocessors, build circuits, and write code to perform different functions.

The Code Breaker Series (Code A, B & X ) develops students understanding of microprocessors and their everyday use. Using Arduino's and other electrical components, students will build a series of circuits and write code to perform different functions.

Suitable for

Years 7-10 + VCAL

Duration

Full Day at the Tech School

Program Outline

  • Introduction to Arduinos
  • Introduction to Ardunio IDE and text based programming
  • Introduction to electronic components

Outcomes

Code Breaker A

Students will:

  • Set up an Arduino to communicate with a computer
  • Code an Arduino to have LEDs Flash
  • Create a morse code signal using simple functions
  • Use Fritzing to program multiple LED flash sequences

 

Code Breaker B

Students will:

  • Use an RGB LED to create a fire effect
  • Control servo motors
  • Create a visual display for an input
  • Control multiple motor drivers
  • Build and program a two-wheeled robot with sensors

 

Code Breaker X

Students will:

  • Use a light sensor and a transistor to turn street lights on and off
  • Use and code Neo pixel strips and create a range of effects
  • Use a pixy cam to identify a visual signature
  • Program a two-wheeled robot to respond to colour using a pixy cam

Curriculum Links

  • Digital technology
  • Design and technology
  • VCE Systems Engineering
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