Engineering Students integrating electronics, microprocessors, and coding skills
Our engineering class is off to a great start. In addition to English and the Foreign languages they are taking, they are also learning Matlab and Ardunio, a C / C++ like language.
We already built some simple projects. Our latest project uses an Arduino, a photoresistor and an LED. The Arduino reads a value from a small circuit that includes the photoresistor and turns on the LED when there is a low light level.
This small project introduces our engineers to the concepts of programmatically reading an input, analyzing the data, making decisions using conditionals, and controlling an output. These skills will continue to come in handy as we integrate them into a vehicle controlled by sensors and moved with electronic motors.