The topics explored in this course module are Microcontrollers and Programming. The low-cost and open-source Arduino platform is used for the hands-on practical activities.
Students learn the power of microcontrollers for virtually any application. The traffic light circuit that was implemented in the previous two course modules is re-created again, but this time using an Arduino microcontroller, thus demonstrating to the students the different options available for application development.
The e-mindset is addressed by providing students opportunity to make connections between the topics covered in this course module with real-world applications, and challenging their curious minds by extending the functionality of their project or to come up with new innovative applications of the concepts.
It is highly recommended students review the following tutorials before coming to class. This will facilitate the learning process in the classroom and makes for effective utilization of class time.