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Lecture 6: Voltage dividers, potentiometers, photoresistors and more Arduino Programming

Checklist: What you need to bring for this lecture

  • Laptop
  • Sparkfun Inventor's kit
  • Digital multimeter
  • Miniature test clip adapters

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to identify a voltage divider, and predict the output from a voltage divider circuit
  • Be able to identify a voltage divider, and use a potentiometer to create a variable voltage when supplied with a fixed voltage relative to ground
  • Be able to use the analog Input function to read a voltage with an Arduino
  • Be able to use the Serial Monitor to receive input from an Arduino attached to your laptop computer
  • Be able to create a voltage divider circuit to enable reading the photoresistor from the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit
  • Be able to use a simple “if” statement to execute conditional code blocks in an Arduino sketch

Lecture Notes and Slides

In Class Hands-On


Homework 3 is due at the beginning of next class meeting (Lecture 7).

lecture/lecture_6.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/16 23:29 by gerry