Physics with Arduino – SCOPES Digital Fabrication

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Author

Moath Momani
K-12 teacher
I’m holding a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. After university, I joined the world digital fabrication and education sector in one of the biggest fabrication labs in the world – Fablab Irbid- Jan 2017, my rule was supporting startups, giving… Read More

Summary

In this session students will learn the meaning of physics in a practical way, so they will prove a physical theorem by using technology instead of complicated equations in schools.

 

What You'll Need

Tubes

Laser cut boxes

LDR

Ultrasonic

Breadboard

Arduino boards

Arduino cables

LCD Screen

Jumpers

9V Batteries

Batteries connectors

Extensions

Laptops

The Instructions

Introduction to Physics

Discuss with students the challenge, design specifications, and the best solutions to prove the equation.

Case study: The intensity of light at the change of distance

 

Best solution (Final prototype)

Introduce for the students what they will make today in the workshop, and demonstrate how does it work.

The device has two sensors (light and distance sensors) inside the tube connected with a microcontroller called Arduino.

in the end, you will use a torch to light up the tube inside and take the measured values to prove the equations.

 

Software and Hardware

Explain what is the difference between software and hardware

Software, in its most general sense, is a set of instructions or programs instructing a computer to do specific tasks.

Hardware is best described as any physical component of a computer system that contains a circuit board, ICs, or other electronics.

Software and Hardware

Input devices

explain the input devices and give some examples.

An input device is any hardware device that sends data to a computer, allowing you to interact with and control the computer.

 

Some animals and applications use the ultrasonic sound waves