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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Playing Music

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Playing Music

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Playing Music 

I was looking for a quick project with the Arduino which could get realized in less than half an hour and with the components from my Arduino Starter-Kit. I found this one for Christmas Music playing <===> Christmas songs with an Arduino Uno and a piezo buzzer <===> which I tried out as actually it was Christmas time. It was very easy to follow on the How-To… Please check the video below, where you can see and hear it in action.

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There is not much to say about it as it is very well described in the tutorial. Check below please:

And as you know me, when creating a blog post, I give a bit more information about the theory and useful knowledge… Digging into it to understand about what it is 😉

Play Melody

programmerman-animatedThis example makes use of a Piezo Speaker in order to play melodies. We are taking advantage of the processors capability to produde PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) signals in order to play music.

A Piezo is nothing but an electronic device that can both be used to play tones and to detect tones. In our example we are plugging the Piezo on the pin number 9, that supports the functionality of writing a PWM signal to it, and not just a plain HIGH or LOW value.

The first example of the code will just send a square wave to the piezo, while the second one will make use of the PWM functionality to control the volume through changing the Pulse Width.

Learn more:

How to convert sheet music into an Arduino Sketch…

You might be interested also on the How-To to convert sheet music into an Arduino Sketch. please follow the link below:

Learn more:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..
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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Arduino Starterkit, Piezo Buzzer, Music, tones function, Coding, Xmas tones, converting tones into coding,

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WHAT Is a Thread On Social Media Twitter and How To Use It For Story Telling

WHAT Is a Thread On Social Media Twitter and How To Use It For Story Telling

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WHAT Is a Thread On Social Media Twitter and How To Use It For Story Telling

WHAT Is a Thread On Social Media Twitter and How To Use It For Story Telling? That’s a question one sees very often NOW on Twitter as it is NEW. Let me explain by a practical authentic example WHAT it is good for.

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Click the image please to access the Thread

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In the Twitter Thread I share a bit about the Culture and traditions of my country Luxembourg in Europe, as well as some touristic tips, music events and WHAT some people eat for Christmas by a step-by-step guide of the How-To to cook it with photos and text explications. Hereby I use the “Synthesizing Mind“, see below, please.

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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When following my Twitter Thread, YOU will see how it is possible to connect the dots for a full Storytelling, this is just an example, NOW as YOU know WHAT is possible to do, let it go, let it flow and create YOUR OWN! Have some creativity 😉

When well chosen YOUR Topic and hashtags you will find a NEW audience as well on Twitter as also others will get interested about your thread, liking it and sharing it; your audience will grow and commercial companies also will follow you.

Check out the Blog from Twitter to know more about:

Now, hundreds of thousands of threads are Tweeted every day! But this method of Tweeting, while effective and popular, can be tricky for some to create and it’s often tough to read or discover all the Tweets in a thread. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re making it simpler to thread Tweets together, and to find threads, so it’s easier to express yourself on Twitter and stay informed.

Learn more:

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Learn more about Twitter by visiting my other blog posts, please:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Storytelling, Synthesizing Mind, connecting the dots, Twitter, Social Media, Twitter Threads, creativity, cooking, Luxembourg, Beaufort, Tourism, Eating Culture, Easy Cooking,

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Tips To Become an Autodidact, Self-Directed Learner

Tips To Become an Autodidact, Self-Directed Learner

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Tips To Become an Autodidact, Self-Directed Learner

As most of you know already, I am an autodidact, a person who is learning on its own. I can choose WHAT to learn, WHEN to learn, in WHICH order I learn the different topics and HOW quick I will learn! AND especially WHERE I will learn; not necessary in a school, BUT online and from books! That is what makes me learning very quick and to understand it also! As I am getting asked very often (people are astonished about…), so I decided to write this blog post to give some TIPS, how YOU can do also <===> #LEARNing2LEARN for #LifeLongLEARNing <===> with pleasure.

 programmerman-animatedTIPS to become an Autodidact, Self-Directed LEARNer (it’s NEVER to late to START!):

  • GET interested about the TOPIC you want to LEARN
  • MAKE Curation about it
  • SEARCH for words which YOU DON’T understand YET and LEARN THEM
  • READ articles online and from Magazines and Books
  • LEARNing isn’t quick, it takes TIME, be patient DO it on a daily base
  • HAVE courage, motivation, determination
  • NEVER give up SLOWLY but SURELY you will grow
  • USE Social Media Twitter and FIND people with similar INTERESTS
  • CREATE a PLN (Personal [Professional] Learning Network)
  • COLLABORATION with OTHERS as AMPLIFIER
  • Be WISE and create a PKM (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management) to FIND your articles back through TAGS (KEYWORDS)
  • REVISE, REVIEW your Curation by adding NEW found articles
  • WRITE some articles about YOUR LEARNing by using BLOGS
  • LEARNing To LEARN should be your MOTTO
  • ORGANIZATION and ANALYZING (fosters #CriticalTHINKING) is PRIORITY

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book-question-markYou may read my following blog posts as well for more insights:

 

For EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors; my book selection:

 

AND, once you have learned about creating a blog, use it ALSO for your hobbies, you will have pleasure (fun) to do so and you will learn NEW things also 😉 (secret tip!).

You may find some inspiration and ideas from my Hobby Blogs:

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TIP: keep the below in mind 😉

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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Have fun in your learning adventure and leave me a comment in case of questions 😉

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Sensor-Kit SKA-36

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Sensor-Kit SKA-36

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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Sensor-Kit SKA-36

Arduino Sensor-Kit SKA-36.

Got my package delivered with my ordered Arduino Sensor-Kit today (2 days later than expected…). First impressions: nice plastic suitcase (helps me to keep order…), 60 pins quality breadboard and cable-set, 40 sensors and a download link (www.joy-it.net/sensorkit/) for the code and description in German. The mentioned link isn’t up-to-date anymore and one gets redirected to another website http://sensorkit.joy-it.net/index.php?title=Hauptseite in German.

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Arduino Sensor-Kit SKA-36-40 sensors

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Some basic knowledge is necessary to get started with the sensors:

We need to know that for some project with sensors there is a special library which needs to get included into the sketch and that the results (measures) will get shown in the “Serial Monitor” as the “Sensor-Kit” doesn’t include a LCD-Display.

Find out more yourself with the links below, please:

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TIP for beginners: first copy&paste the code and let it run; check where are variables in the code, change them and see WHAT happens. You will understand the about how the code works 😉

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KY-050 with Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04 and Arduino Tutorial

Well, I didn’t like much the German description, so I was searching on the internet and I found some tutorials in English with a video tutorial, one simple sketch and one sketch with an LCD as well, very interesting <===> Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04 and Arduino Tutorial

Please check the videos below who explains very well how the code works:

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Another GREAT tutorial (my favorite), also with a video tutorial from Circuit basics could be found here HOW TO SET UP AN ULTRASONIC RANGE FINDER ON AN ARDUINO

And here below the video tutorial:

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Here below some values measured shown in the “Serial Monitor“:

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Measure results-KY-50

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The Temperature/Humidity Sensor KY-015

ky-015In the original IDE this sensor isn’t included yet, WE need to install it on the IDE. By checking the description website of the Sensorkit-SK36-KY-015, WE get told that the module needs a library to get included in the sketch and it’s also mentioning some download links. Actually the description (in German) is poor and I got worried! So I decided to look around on the internet and I found a BETTER description (in English) on the official Arduino website <===> Installing Additional Arduino Libraries <===> 

BUT the BEST tutorial I have found is on the Arduino website itself <===> DHT11 Temperature/Humidity Sensor <===> with a lot of screenshots and a step by step instruction from where to get the code of the library, how to install it, and an example sketch.

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Here below some values measured shown in the “Serial Monitor“:

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KY-015-SERIAL MONITOR

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Find below some addresses where you can GET different stuff to play around with:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Arduino, coding, Maker, MakerED, sensors, learning by doing, autodidact, self-directed learning, Sensor-Kit SKA-36, ultrasonic kit, temperature-humidity-kit, electronics,

 

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