Exploring Arduino - SCOPES Digital Fabrication

Lesson Details

Age Ranges
Fab-Safety.1, Fab-Programming.1, Fab-Electronics.1
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Zaid Abusini
Zaid Abusini is an Electronics Engineer from Yarmouk university specialist in Electronics design (PCB and hardware) in addition to programming and prototyping. he joined the FAB-LAB Irbid team, Microsoft (Trainer), and worked as a freelancer designer for PCB and prototyping… Read More


This is a 5 days track focus on learning basic circuits theory and fundamentals in addition to Micro-controllers (parts and operation). Also, we will make some advance applications using the micro-controller and the participant will be asked to build their own project at the fifth day.

Day 1 : Circuits

Day 2 : Micro-controller

Day 3 : Sensors

Day 4 : Advanced Sensors

Day 5 : Project

What You'll Need

This track is unplugged so you will find all the needed applications online for free.

1- Presentation Files


3-Extinguisher Alarm Circuit

4-Intruder Circuit

5-Motion Detector Circuit

6-Measuring distance circuit

The Instructions

Introduction ( Ice breaking )

In this section we will start by a wondering question to grab the attention of the kids and also get them involve to interact.

1- What do you know about electricity also can we live without it?

2- Usually kids says it power the stuff and it’s all around us.

3- We want the kids to understand that electricity is like water it flows in paths, but we call the particles “Charges”

What is Circuit

In this section we will introduce the circuit and why we call it a circuit.

1- Circuit : is a path for the charges to flow from point to point and it’s a closed one.

2- Circuits look like a circle as if we start from a certain point we will end at the same point again, This why we call it a circuit.

3- In circuits we have two different state, opened circuits and closed circuits.

4- Closed circuits : forms a complete loop with no cuts.

5- Opened circuits : the path is not complete due to one of the wires is not connected or one of the component is corrupt.

Note: we can take advantage of these properties by breaking the power from other component using switches.

Circuits Parts

We will talk about what make the circuit a circuit, and we will discuss each one briefly.

1- Circuits do consist of 3 main parts: “Voltage Source, Conductive paths, and Loads”.

2- Voltage source: is the component that provide power to the circuit “Battery”

3- Conductive paths: Is the component that provide routes for the charges to flow from one point to another.