Motors and a wrap with Arduino

This week we dove into motors. The schematic for my kit called for a slightly different transistor that the one provided. If your a techie basically the emitter and collector were swapped. Flip the transition around back wards and poof it works. I will confess to lots of troubleshooting thinking that I had wired things wrong.

What did I learn? Back to basic troubleshooting – eliminate the variables. BTW works that way with real life problems as well.

This is a code sketch that makes the motor accelerate to max speed and then back down again

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One thought on “Motors and a wrap with Arduino

  1. I was not able to see the video ;(
    I do agree that ” eliminate the variables. …. works that way with real life problems as well.”
    I think helping students make connections with problem solving techniques of makerspace or other concrete projects to real life scenarios is important and needs to be explicit! As you know, this is especially true in learning designing thinking!

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