Battery Tester - SCOPES Digital Fabrication

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Studio 5
Studio 5
Informal educator
In line with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s Digital Youth Strategy, STUDIO 5 is mainly aimed at nurturing youth as digital learners by sharpening their 21st century learning skills, as they develop in an all-pervasive digital environment. In… Read More


This is a 2 hours session where participants will build the circuit of a battery tester and learn how to program it to display the status of a battery using Arduino. 

What You'll Need

  • A Laptop per participant with Arduino IDE software already installed.
  • Arduino microcontroller per participant.
  • micro USB cable per participant.
  • resistors 220 ohms per participant.
  • LED’s Green, Red, and Yellow per participant.
  • Breadboard per participant.
  • Battery tester prototype.



The Instructions


Introduction to electronics & microcontrollers : - Introduce students to electricity & electronics. - Engage students in discussions. (What is electricity? How does flow? What are current & voltage? ) - Build a basic electric circuit Explain microcontrollers to students and discuss their applications.