Category archives for soldering

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 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 […]

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, 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Makerfest at LTESCH in Luxembourg (Europe)

Makerfest-LTESCH-Luxembourg-2017

. . Makerfest at LTESCH in Luxembourg (Europe) A <===> Makerfest <===> was organized at Lycée 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 […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-The rotating and moving plastic container

Rotating and moving plastic container

.   . The rotating and moving plastic container . In previous blog post (tutorial) WE used a vibration motor from an old smartphone and we were learning also about the How-To about a vibration motor is working; it is about “Unbalance“. This unbalance is normally unwanted for motors, but for vibration motors it is […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Soldering Learning-The Mini BUG Robot

The Mini BUG Robot

. . The Mini BUG Robot In last blog post (tutorial) WE were practicing OUR soldering by creating “JOHNNY the ski-man“, a bit “Electronics-Art” using electronics components. In the video below, which I created with the FREEWARE <===> Windows Movie Maker <===> WE see ALSO “The Mini BUG Robot” who gives “JOHNNY” a ride. It […]

Electronics Books and Software for Makers-MakerED and MakerSpaces

Books-Make-Electronics

. . My selection of Electronics books For ANY projects WE will create there are books and also online documentations which WE will need to learn from and to GET NEW ideas as well. I will propose to YOU a selection of books and links which I have read and learned from as well; links […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Soldering Learning-Electronics Art

Electronic-Arts: JOHNNY the ski-man

. . Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Soldering Learning When WE start with electronics on the beginning we can work with so-called “Breadboards“(see photo below please), but soon or later soldering will become a MUST and an habit! SO, the BEST WE can do is to GET some PracTICE with soldering; in this tutorial we will make a […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Building a Power Supply

Prototype Variable Power Supply

. . Building a Variable Power Supply With Few Components In previous tutorial Maker-First Steps in Electronics, the basics WE got a bit the PracTICE of soldering and WE learned ALSO about schematics, resistors, LEDs, diodes and OHM’s Law. WE used ALSO a 9 Volt battery as a power supply for our projects; BUT batteries are expensive (3,99 €) […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics, the basics

first-steps-on-electronics-fritzing-layout-strip-board

. . Where to start? I propose to work with system when WE use strip-boards; thus meaning: preparing them ALL the same way. Any electronics project will need a power supply, so WE will start with the power supply which will mostly be a 9 Volt battery. WE will use the outside strips to connect […]

Electronics Starter Kit for Makers

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. . Electronics Starter Kit for Makers: What is the minimum equipment? What is the minimum equipment and what are the costs? That’s certainly the first question you will ask. Let us have a look: in electronics we need to solder the components, a solder iron is required with its accessories. Please check below to […]