Category archives for Project Based Learning

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

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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 ūüėČ And it is […]

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 ‚ÄúHeat-Index‚ÄĚ 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 ¬įF AND ¬įC, as well as it displays the ‚ÄúHeat […]

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?

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. . 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, Coding | RFID RC522 Tag-Card Reader with LCD1602-I2C

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.   . 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 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 . 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 […]

Xmas and Holiday Gifts Which Make Sense For LEARNing

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. . 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, […]

NEW Words, Trends to Know and to LEARN about in 21st Century

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. . NEW Words, Trends to Know and to LEARN about in 21st Century Are YOU feeling overwhelmed with strange words, NEW trends, when you are reading and following posts, tweets, articles about/and in Social Media!? Well, I can understand YOU!!! There are SO MUCH, if I wouldn’t do curation, I wouldn’t understand it anymore […]

Luxembourg EDUcation Interviews: STEM, Robotics participation in First Global Competition in 2017

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.   . THE Competition itself 2017¬†FIRST¬† GLOBAL CHALLENGE ‚Äď GAME DESIGN INTRODUCTION Welcome to the official game of the 2017¬†FIRST¬†Global Challenge,¬†H2O FLOW!¬†In¬†H2O FLOW, teams learn‚Ä® about real-world water‚Ä® scarcity and ‚Ä®contamination issues. In ‚Ä®the game, two villages‚Ä® exist on either side of a ‚Ä®contaminated river. The‚Ä® villagers compete to‚Ä® create and store purified ‚Ä®water […]

Makerfest at LTESCH in Luxembourg (Europe)

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. . Makerfest at LTESCH in Luxembourg (Europe) A <===>¬†Makerfest¬†<===> was organized at Lyc√©e Technique ESCH/ALZETTE on 04-07-2017.¬†Over 1.000 persons, apparently 2.000 expected, were present on the second Makerfest at LTESCH (Luxembourg), organized by BEECREATIVE, Service National de la Jeunesse, SCRIPT. Lots of different schools from around the country were present with their students (learners) […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Light guided rotating and moving plastic container

Light guided rotating and moving plastic container

. . Light guided rotating and moving plastic container In previous Maker tutorials WE were using LEDs and vibration motors, WE will continue with it and adding some NEW components: a transistor and a LDR (Light-Dependent Resistor). WE will use ALSO AGAIN a plastic container, this time a transparent one so that persons could see […]

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

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. . 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: . […]

Maker-First steps in electronics-The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush

The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush

. . The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush In OUR previous electronics projects WE were tinkering around with vibration motors and flashing LEDs, well we will continue on the same schema to get a bit more soldering practice and to discover ALSO the use of heat shrink tube, accumulators and drinking straws. This is ALSO […]

Maker-First steps in electronics-knowing WHERE to buy the stuff-Electronics Distributors

The Mini BUG Robot Parts list

. . WHERE to buy the electronics stuff!? I am getting very often asked from persons WHO follow my curation¬†(ideas for makerspaces) and my blog posts WHERE they can buy the necessary proposed stuff. Please find below a non-exhaustive list: List of online Electronics shops (mostly for Europe, but some are delivering ALSO global): CONRAD […]