Last week Simon suddenly unpacked his old electronics sets and completed several projects with Arduino, his old single-board friend that got him into coding a little over a year ago. … Continue reading Arduino to relax
Yesterday Simon spent the whole day studying the concept of Cellular Automaton (CA), a discrete model of a system of “cell” objects used in physics, math and theoretical biology. He … Continue reading Cellular Automata in Arduino
Simon wrote a sketch in Sublime Text (a text editor) and uploaded it on to his Arduino. It didn’t work at first but he found the bug.
I wouldn’t publish this video if it wasn’t for one observation: this electricity project would have taken two hours just a few months ago. Now Simon assembles things like this … Continue reading Progress Documented
Yesterday, while we were celebrating Halloween, Simon had more important things to do: he assembled his first laptop and spent hours programming it.
Simon changed the default blink LED code to make the LED double blink (cut down on the delay time):
Simon has been scrutinizing yet another platform, Particle (producing the Electron, Photon and Core microcomputers https://docs.particle.io/guide/getting-started/intro/photon/ ) and wrote this code online at https://build.particle.io/build/new Unfortunately, he doesn’t have any of their devices to … Continue reading Today’s self written code
The workshop went on for two hours and in a way continued after John was gone, too, as Simon is in love with his new 4V battery.
Simon was trying to program his Arduino board to use a magnetic switch to turn an LED on and off, but the code didn’t work. The LED was burning no … Continue reading Sometimes it just doesn’t work
To write a Python project in Arduino Simon had to calculate how many milliseconds there are in one day, one month and one year. Here he explains how he did … Continue reading Simon translates code from Python to Arduino
Every morning Simon smiles at me and says: “It’s morning!” That means he can get back to his projects and doesn’t have to stay in bed anymore. Friday morning he … Continue reading Flow of autonomous learning and creativity
Simon tried to program the Arduino liquid crystal display for the first time last weekend. First the code kept giving an error, it took us more than an hour to find … Continue reading The Elusive Liquid Crystal Display