Ultimate Flashlight Tag and Camp Games with Arduino
Come on in and learn about microcontrollers. Wire and code an Arduino to light up a ring of Neopixel lights. We will add a sound detector to flash the lights to the beat of music. Next, we will code a Dot Matrix LED module to light up words or designs. Finally (NEW this year) we will add a touch screen and program a game. It’s all hands-on. Bring a Windows laptop (I am not familiar with Mac and Linux) and order items on the shopping list below. If you are not able to order the items, we will have a few stations setup. You will also leave with future project ideas to create. Items to purchase: Arduino: https://tinyurl.com/ywa3nv9c Neopixel Ring: https://tinyurl.com/j5xttks2 Sound Sensor: https://tinyurl.com/k9nem3kp Dot Matrix Module: https://tinyurl.com/2zksxm74 Wires: https://tinyurl.com/esds458z TFT Touch Screen: https://tinyurl.com/2p8z639t *Note - you will need a USB-A port on your laptop or bring an adaptor
• Learning about microcontrollers • Light up microcontroller, then Neopixel lights • Code to customize light patterns • Add sound sensor • Code to customize sound and light patterns • connect LED module • Code LED lights to make a word, scroll words, make shapes • Code TFT Touch Screen to play a two-person game • Brainstorm things you want to try at home. .
If you have attended the Neopixel workshop in prior years, make sure and come back. We will review and learn even more. We will be adding to our knowledge by programming a game on a TFT Touch screen.
- learn some C coding
- learn about Arduino hardware and software
- learn about sensors, lights, and LED modules
- learn about TFT touch screens