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Gust MEES

ICT course instructor

ICT course instructor ................ Life Long Learner, Critical Thinker, IT-Security Thought Provoker, who loves to share his knowledge with others... I believe that through "Curation", by building a "Personal [Professional] Learning Network [PLN]" and that by "Social Learning" WE go for a BETTER learning...

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

happy-halloween-rotating-skull

. . 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 […]

SO, you are a retired EDUcator, TEACHer, Instructor, LEHRENDER: WHAT to do NOW?!!

Evolution of Education: Wordle Logo

. . SO, you are a retired EDUcator, TEACHer, Instructor, LEHRENDER: WHAT to do NOW?!! Well, that was the question I was asking myself when I became retired in 2014. As I did innovation in Modern-EDUcation in my country Luxembourg, there was NO WAY to give that up, BTW! SO, years before my retirement I […]

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO and NANO | Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Coding | Servo Motor Position displayed on 0.96 inch 128X64 I2C OLED

. . Servo Motor Position displayed on 0.96 inch 128X64 I2C OLED     WE were playing around already with OLED displays in previous tutorials <===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=oled <===> where WE created an Analog-Digital Clock a Temperature/Humidity Monitor with “Heat-Index” and Text messages on the OLED. In this tutorial WE will display the angle of  a rotating Servo-Motor on an […]

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO and NANO | Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Coding | Analog-Digital Clock using Arduino NANO + RTC DS3231 + 0.96 inch 128X64 I2C OLED

. . Analog-Digital Clock using Arduino NANO + RTC DS3231 + 0.96 inch 128X64 I2C OLED WE were playing around already with <===> Temperature & Humidity monitor using Arduino NANO + DHT22 + 0.96 inch 128X64 I2C OLED <===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2019/08/26/first-steps-with-the-arduino-uno-and-nano-maker-makered-makerspaces-coding-temperature-humidity-monitor-using-arduino-nano-dht22-0-96-inch-128×64-i2c-oled/ <===> which displays the temperature in °F AND °C, as well as it displays the “Heat […]

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO and NANO | Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Coding | Temperature & Humidity monitor using Arduino NANO + DHT22 + 0.96 inch 128X64 I2C OLED

. . Temperature & Humidity monitor using Arduino NANO + DHT22 + 0.96 inch 128X64 I2C OLED WE were playing around a lot already with I2C-LCD displays <===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=i2c+lcd <===> but not yet with I2C-OLEDs. In this tutorial WE will create a <===> Temperature & Humidity monitor using Arduino NANO + DHT22 + 0.96 inch 128X64 […]

First steps with the Arduino UNO, NANO | Displaying Time, Date, Temperature and Humidity on a LCD2004 Display | Maker, MakerED, Maker Spaces, Coding

. . Displaying Time, Date, Temperature and Humidity on a LCD2004 Display We were already playing around with a LCD2004 display in a previous tutorial where we displayed the temperature and the humidity <===> First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 and NANO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | I2C LCD Temp./Humidity displaying, now we will add […]

Maker Inspiration-WHERE to GET Information to Stay Informed?

whats-in-a-makerspace

. . Maker Inspiration-WHERE to GET Information to Stay Informed? Well, you jumped in into the world of makers (OR want to do SO soon…) and you feel comfortable with it? You found out THAT it is important to learn about THAT movement as it brings out creativity and a BETTER understanding in EDUcation WHEN […]

SID2019: Safer Internet Day 2019-Participation

SID2019

. . Safer Internet Day 2019 – Save the date!. Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated on Tuesday 05 […]

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 and NANO | Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Coding | How-To transform an LCD1602 SPI Sketch to an LCD1602 I2C Sketch

Fritzing-Wiring

. . How-To transform an LCD1602 SPI Sketch to an LCD1602 I2C Sketch We were already playing around, as seen on my tutorials below, with the Temperature/Humidity sensors DHT11, DHT22 and LCD1602, without I2C possibility. There were a lot of cables to connect, we will try out this time to use a LCD with I2C bus connection as it […]

Maker, MakerED, Maker-Spaces | Arduino-Coding | Tips and Tools

Tools

. . Make your Maker-Life less stressful with some tips and tools You were certainly in some situations where you were shouting and swearing about situations when things didn’t work as well as expected as you didn’t have the right tools to finish a project… Well, I encountered as well such situations on projects and […]

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 and NANO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | RFID RC522 Tag-Card Reader with LCD1602-I2C

RFID-RC522-LCD1602-I2C

.   . RFID RC522 Tag-Card Reader with LCD1602-I2C We were already playing around with LCD’s in our previous tutorial <===> First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Super Starter Kit UNO R3 Project | LCD and Sensors Project <===> but there we used the SPI-Bus, meaning: connecting 12 wires (Potentiometer connections included…)!! With […]

First Steps with the NodeMCU ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Tips

ESP8266-NodeMCU

. . First Steps with the NodeMCU ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module In our previous tutorials we were using already the NodeMCU ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module and we discussed about “Security“, “Cyber-Security” issues while using “IoT“, “Internet of Things” and the importance that the router MUST be protected by a NEW password and NOT ALLOW to let connect any […]

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Useful help-tools

RAB HOLDER

  . . Useful Help Tools For Arduino UNO On the beginning when one wants start coding and making, one doesn’t really know where to start! So, probably the best way is to use a Starter-Kit with a documentation where some projects (examples) are provided with tutorials. That’s what I also did, you might check […]

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Ultrasonic Radar

RADAR-TEST-04-04-2018

. . Maker, MakerED, Coding | Ultrasonic Radar On previous blog post I discovered “Processing Software” and I was such impressed about hat I was looking to find some other Coding tutorials with Arduino which use it; so I discovered this one using an Ultrasonic Sensor (HC-SR04) and a servo motor. As I had bought […]

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

ARDUINO-XMAS-SONGS-MUSIC

.. 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 […]

Tips To Become an Autodidact, Self-Directed Learner

Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

.   . 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 […]

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

Arduino-Ultrasonic-Sensor

.   First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | 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 […]

Luxembourg and Cyber-Security: HOW did it START?

HACKATHON LUXEMBOURG-2016

.   . Luxembourg and Cyber-Security: HOW did it START? . Luxembourg, a tiny country with ONLY 590.667 inhabitants (January 2017) in the heart of Europe and one of the smallest countries in the world, WHERE MOST persons don’t even know where to find it on the map, shows up as an international country well […]

Xmas and Holiday Gifts Which Make Sense For LEARNing

Maker-Coding

. . WHAT gifts to buy for the kids for Xmas and Holidays? Every year the same question, isn’t it!? WHY not thinking about to buy gifts from where and with that the kids will learn? It might be good to have a look on WHAT are the skills required for the future from youth, […]

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Part 1

Arduino-Assembling

. . Unpacking the Starter-Kit . Unpacking my NEW Arduino-UNO Starter Kit, which I ordered at Conrad (English version), looks GREAT, quality stuff and well documented! Feeling HAPPY like a kid who got something NEW to play with it! Click here for the Conrad German version. I just finished reading the included projects book: the project codes […]

Science Festival 2017 in Luxembourg (Europe)

SCIENCE-FESTIVAL-LUXEMBOURG 2017

. . Science Festival 2017 in Luxembourg (Europe) . . It is the first time that I visited the “Science Festival” in Luxembourg-City, although it is already on its 11th Edition. The first edition was run when Luxembourg-City was Europe’s cultural capital in 1995. This year there was a BIG press coverage and advertising about […]

Critical Thinking AND Proactive Thinking a MUST in Modern-EDU!

Teaching, the profession that creates all other professions

. . Critical Thinking AND Proactive Thinking a MUST in Modern-EDU! WHY!? Looks to me as WE will live THE same as in 50’s-60’s with “James DEAN“, Living on the edge Youth & Society“, overload of information!? Change? At that time period it was TV, NOW it’s the internet, similarities? Well, I think so!! A […]

Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!?

Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

. . Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!? First of all, one can’t ignore existing trends which are already existing in Virtual World since ages and one SHOULD adapt for it in Real World, especially in Modern EDUcation! Social Media plays already a BIG role in business, […]

LEARNing By Doing-A MUST in Modern EDUcation for BEST Results

Confucius-Learning By Doing-BrainyQuote

. . LEARNing By Doing-A MUST in Modern EDUcation for BEST Results Let us START with a Chinese proverb from Confucius <===> I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Already more than 1500 years ago, this wise man was talking about “Learning By Doing“. Please check below: . […]