This two-week, 60-hour summer camp builds on the basics of electricity, computer programming, and interaction design taught in Electronics for Inventors Level 1. Students will apply new computer programming concepts and more complex electrical components to create new interactive projects using an Arduino microcontroller, the C programming language, and electronic components. This camp will also guide students through the necessary steps to safely plan, design, test and produce their own unique electronic inventions. Students entering this course should have some familiarity with the Arduino platform, or other experience with electronics and computer programming. Materials are covered in the course fees.
Restricted to students entering grades 7 - 10; students must be turning age 13 on or before September 1.
Course-Level Learning Outcomes:
- Create working electrical circuits by applying electrical laws, creating electronic schematics, and incorporating appropriate electronic components.
- Solve electronic design problems independently by investigating compiler errors, troubleshooting with circuit simulators, and utilizing research tools for support.
- Store data in a variety of ways by developing an understanding the fundamentals of the Arduino’s microcontroller, Arduino libraries, and digital data types.
- Invent an electronic device to address a unique problem by applying the design process.