End of Class Project

For the last two days, we will be working on our final project.

Over the course of the quarter, we have learned:

  • To use digitalWrite to turn LEDs on and off

  • Use digitalRead and / or attachInterrupts to find if a button has been pushed.

  • Use analogRead to find how much a potentiometer has been turned.

  • Use Servo.write to move a servo motor.

  • To create your own functions if they are going to be called repeatedly to save on code space.

  • Use a serial monitor to share data with a user.

For the final arduino project, you are going to design something physical which uses at least 3 of these concepts. You will create a 3D model of your item and include 3D components such as the arduino, servos, etc. You will not have to wire or code the circuit, but in addition to your 3D Model, you will need to share a google doc with me describing what your invention is used for and which of the above concepts it would include.

The goal of your invention is to make life easier for the person or people using your device.

So, the 4 steps to this project are:

  1. Before building any 3D models, start by brainstorming at list 10 ideas of things you could invent / make / modify using the skills you have. Add it to the start of the google doc you will share in a Brainstorming section.

  2. Once you decide on an invention, build it using the arduino components in Tinkercad's 3D design space.

  3. Write a Summary in your google doc describing what your invention is used for and which of the above concepts it would include.

  4. Share your doc with me.