Category archives for Learning By Doing

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Coding | Xmas Decoration with Rotating Star using a Stepper-Motor and Scrolling Text with LED Matrix and

Merry XMAS

. . Two different projects will become ONE project for Xmas Well, in previous tutorials <===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2019/11/03/first-steps-with-the-arduino-uno-maker-makered-makerspaces-coding-make-objects-rotating-with-a-stepper-motor/ <===> and in <===>  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/first-steps-with-the-arduino-uno-r3-maker-makered-coding-scrolling-text-with-8×8-led-matrix/     <===> we learned about the how-to to make objects rotating as well as to display a scrolling text on a LED Matrix. NOW, we will combine those two for a nice […]

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

. . 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 […]

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

Raspberry PI START

. . 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…. . Tutorials in German: https://tutorials-raspberrypi.de/raspberry-pi-einstieg-wie-starte-ich/ https://tutorials-raspberrypi.de/raspberry-pi-ssh-windows-zugriff-putty/ Raspberry Pi 4 – […]

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 […]

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 […]