STEM Discovery Club #3

What are "Microcontrollers"?

Review SCRATCH PROGRAMMING

SCRATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS

STEM Discovery Club -- Microcontrollers

What is a Microcontroller?

Introducing PicaBoard


SparkFun Electronics has donated 2 PicoBoard kits and other electronics classroom tools to Al-Amal School.

"The PicoBoard allows you to create interactions with various sensors. Using the Scratch programming language, you can easily create simple interactive programs based on the input from sensors. The PicoBoard incorporates a light sensor, sound sensor, a button and a slider, as well as 4 additional inputs that can sense electrical resistance via included cables.

Designed for educators and beginners, the PicoBoard is a good way to get into the very basics of programming and reading sensors.

Be aware that four sets of alligator clips are included, however a miniUSB cable is not included. If you don’t already have a miniUSB cable lying around make sure to pick one up.

Includes:

  • 1x PicoBoard
  • 4x Tall Silicone Bumpers
  • 4x 2.5mm Audio Cable to Dual Alligator Clip
SparkFun Scratch Programming and Pico Board Online Class

VOCABULARY you should know

microcontroller
programming
sensing
sprite
operators
pen