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EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors, LEHRENDE Online on SocialMedia: WHAT’S wrong with it?!!

EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors, LEHRENDE Online on SocialMedia: WHAT’S wrong with it?!!

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Simple BUT WRONG

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EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors, LEHRENDE Online on SocialMedia

programmerman2Well, it is nice and necessary to see people from EDUcation online, BUT THE way they post, the mentality behind makes me worry!! Bringing in NEW stuff with an OLD, outdated pedagogical mentality, running the SAME way as usual; THAT can’t work!!!

That reminds me a bit the century WHEN the first books were published and how many time it took to GET used to it and to bring it into EDUcation! THE fact is: it is HERE and it will STAY HERE! GET your mind OPEN and learn about the NEW <===> Modern-Pedagogy FIRST before you post ONLY about it by using mostly (ONLY) Apps, OER, and OTHER technical facilitators!!

As I mentioned it in above phrase, THAT are ONLY facilitators, which as YOU use THEM with OLD way of TEACHing won’t make THE necessary CHANGE!! IF you haven’t read yet those two books which I recommend strongly you won’t understand WHAT Modern-Pedagogy is and WHY it is necessary for OUR students, learners to succeed in an ever changing world!!

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MUST READ BOOKS-2


The MOST dangerous…

Most dangerous phrase...People WHO are following OECD online and getting THEIR E-Mail notifications (Newsletter) will for sure know it, BUT very rare are those online EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors, LEHRENDE resulting from my analyzing on Social-Media Twitter!! AND even by reading the books, HOW MANY are understanding or willing to understand it as it is AGAIN the OLD way THEY will use it?!!!

And THEY are posting on the way as IF THEY would be STILL in a Class-Room, THEY DON’T understand THAT the WHOLE world is seeing it, listening to it <===> OUT of #SchoolCocoon Mentality <===> OPENMind, please!!!

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Please check my OTHER Blog posts below, please for BETTER understanding:

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Keywords necessary for me to create this Blog post: Unbelehrbar, stur, stubborn, Karriere geil, Professional Development, Social Media, Twitter, School-Cocoon,


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L’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)..


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).

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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Coding | Make objects rotating with a Stepper-Motor | Tips and Tricks

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Coding | Make objects rotating with a Stepper-Motor | Tips and Tricks

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Fixing a Stepper-Motor for large objects

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Make objects rotating with a Stepper-Motor | Tips and Tricks

Well, in a previous tutorial <===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/halloween-project-with-skull-arduino-blinking-leds-and-scrolling-eyes-maker-makered-makerspaces/ <===> we created a Halloween Skull and it was fix, didn’t rotate. Fun? YES, BUT more fun when it is rotating by using a Stepper-Motor; looks then as it would observe, control the space around it 😉 And it is very easy to create, only a Stepper-Motor, an Arduino NANO and a bit Code; the rest is a bit manual work to fix mechanically the motor. And with the right tools the mechanical work is a piece of cake 😉. We will discuss ONLY the mechanical works and for the the code (Sketch) for the Arduino, please look at the following tutorial:

When fixing a small object there isn’t any problem, you just drill a hole of the diameter of the axis of the Stepper-Motor and fix it with hot glue or instant glue. BUT, when it comes to make rotating larger objects it will become unstable!! We need then also a larger support plate to fix the object. I used two techniques, one with a copper-plate of 0.8 mm (was still in my cellar for 30 years…) and/or a single-sided copper-Epoxy plate. Copper-plates are expensive and single-sided copper-Epoxy plates are on a less expensive price. They are about 0.65-1€/piece on Amazon.

 

Elegoo Set of 5 Stepper Motor 5 V

 

 

 

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Arduino NANO

 

 

ARDUINO NANO

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Drill Countersink Set / Step drill Set

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Single-sided Copper-Epoxy plate

Single-sided Copper-Epoxy plate

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The mechanical works

First of all chose on what material you would like to fix the Stepper-Motor: this could be metal, plastic, cardboard or wood. As I like recycling, I ask in the Supermarket to get an empty wooden wine box. The Supermarket sometimes opens a six-pack of wine bottles in a wooden case (box) and they are happy NOT to recycle it themselves 😉 Here below an example for a Halloween project…

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Wooden box front view

 

Wooden wine box front view

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Wooden box rear view

 

Wooden wine box rear view

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Mounting and fixing of the Stepper-Motor

Fixing the Stepper-Motor

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Mounting and fixing of an objectCopper plate soldered n the Stepper-Motor

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Skull glued on copperplate with Stepper-Motor

Skull glued on copperplate with Stepper-Motor

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Skull is fixed on the wooden box – happy-Halloween-rotating-skull

happy-halloween-rotating-skull

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Desription:
Drill a hole with a 6 mm drill in your support, then use the 32 mm Step-Drill to make the hole diameter fit to the diameter of the Stepper-Motor. Fix the Stepper-Motor. I used a copper-plate for having a large surface to fix the chosen rotating object. The axis from the Stepper-Motor is made from brass and that fits very well with copper for soldering them together. For the soldering you need an 80 Watt solder iron with a temperature of 430° C (806° F). Before you start soldering: clean the copper-plate, take off the patina first!! Same step for the single-sided Copper-Epoxy plate!!
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Single-sided Copper-Epoxy plate

Single-sided Copper-Epoxy plate

Single-sided Copper-Epoxy plate

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Single-sided Copper-Epoxy plate

 

Single-sided Copper-Epoxy plate

Single-sided Copper-Epoxy plate

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Mounting and fixing of the Stepper-Motor

Fixing the Stepper-Motor

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Mounting and fixing of an object

Support for Xmas decoration

Support for Xmas decoration

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Support for Xmas decoration

Support for Xmas decoration

Support for Xmas decoration

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Support for Xmas decoration

Support for Xmas decoration

Support for Xmas decoration

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Desription:

Above you see an example for a Xmas project, tutorial will follow soon, stay tuned 😉

 


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L’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)..


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).

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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First Steps with the Raspberry PI | How-To Start and WHERE to Find Tutorials for Beginners

First Steps with the Raspberry PI | How-To Start and WHERE to Find Tutorials for Beginners

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Raspberry PI START

Raspberry PI START

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How-To Start: requirements and where to buy the Raspberry PI

Being since years a BIG fan of Arduino and doing a LOT of projects with it, I was thinking about to start ALSO with the Raspberry PI. Here below my advice and thoughts….

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Tutorials in German:

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Video in German

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Tutorials in English:

As actually there is a NEW version available, THE “Raspberry PI 4”, which ISN’T compatible mostly with other versions (as far as I understood…), AND that the “Desktop Kit” ISN’T available yet, I STOP here and waiting for WHEN it is available to make a decision IF I will START with it!!!

Keywords necessary for me to create this Blog post: Xmas gift, where to buy, tutorials, Raspberry PI, how to get started, Starter kit,

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L’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)..


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).

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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Coding | Make objects rotating with a Stepper-Motor

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Coding | Make objects rotating with a Stepper-Motor

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happy-halloween-rotating-skull

Happy-Halloween-rotating-skull

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Make objects rotating with a Stepper-Motor

Well, in a previous tutorial <===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/halloween-project-with-skull-arduino-blinking-leds-and-scrolling-eyes-maker-makered-makerspaces/ <===> we created a Halloween Skull and it was fix, didn’t rotate. Fun? YES, BUT more fun when it is rotating by using a Stepper-Motor; looks then as it would observe, control the space around it 😉 And it is very easy to create, only a Stepper-Motor, an Arduino NANO and a bit Code; the rest is a bit manual work to fix mechanically the motor. And with the right tools the mechanical work is a piece of cake 😉 Let us have first a look of the parts and the costs, followed by the mechanical works and then the code (Sketch) for the Arduino.

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Prices and where to order

 

Elegoo Set of 5 Stepper Motor 5 V

 

 

 

Click image, please, to enlarge.

Arduino NANO

 

 

ARDUINO NANO

Click image, please, to enlarge.

 

Drill Countersink Set / Step drill Set

Click image, please, to enlarge.

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The mechanical works

First of all chose on what material you would like to fix the Stepper-Motor: this could be metal, plastic, cardboard or wood. As I like recycling, I ask in the Supermarket to get an empty wooden wine box. The Supermarket sometimes opens a six-pack of wine bottles in a wooden case (box) and they are happy NOT to recycle it themselves 😉 Here below an example for a Halloween project…

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Wooden box front view

 

Wooden wine box front view

 

Click image, please, to enlarge.

Wooden box rear view

 

Wooden wine box rear view

Click image, please, to enlarge.

 

Mounting and fixing of the Stepper-Motor

Fixing the Stepper-Motor

Click image, please, to enlarge.

Mounting and fixing of an object

Copper plate soldered n the Stepper-Motor

Click image, please, to enlarge.

Skull glued on copperplate with Stepper-Motor

Skull glued on copperplate with Stepper-Motor

Click image, please, to enlarge.

Skull is fixed on the wooden box – happy-Halloween-rotating-skull

happy-halloween-rotating-skull

Click image, please, to enlarge.

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Desription:
Drill a hole with a 6 mm drill in your support, then use the 32 mm Step-Drill to make the hole diameter fit to the diameter of the Stepper-Motor. Fix the Stepper-Motor. I used a copper-plate for having a large surface to fix the chosen rotating object. The axis from the Stepper-Motor is made from brass and that fits very well with copper for soldering them together. For the soldering you need an 80 Watt solder iron with a temperature of 430° C (806° F). Before you start soldering: clean the copper-plate, take off the patina first!!
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The wiring

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Stepper-Motor example

Stepper-Motor example

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The wiring is actually very simple, please look below:
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Stepper-Motor wiring

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The Code

Please find below the Sketch (Code) which is very simple

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The code

Click image, please, to access the source of the code.

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Sources and tutorials:

 

Here below the video:

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L’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)..


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).

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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