Grades 5th To 7th
Amplify your child’s interest in electronics with this captivating, hands-on class! Kids delve into the fundamentals of electronics and programming through a variety of projects and experiments using a micro:bit v2 microcontroller board. Students explore basic electronic components such as breadboards, resistors, and potentiometers and how they are used to create simple circuits. Using Scratch and text-based programming languages like Python, participants learn how to control electronic devices using code. With the micro:bit serving as the “brain,” students build a series of projects including a blinking LED, a temperature sensor, and even a functioning compass! Launch’s philosophy is that anyone can (and should!) play around with cutting-edge electronics in a fun and playful way.
Additional Topics Include: Ohm’s Law, Voltage Divider, Arrays, Frequency, Servos, Gearmotors