PIPER MAKE EDUCATOR RESOURCES SERIES
CHECK OUT THE BUILD:
- Complete your first circuit by touching two wires together and then build a tactile button circuit to complete the circuit by pressing the button.
- Code your first loop to report the running status of the circuit in the console.
- Make connections to the buttons you use on a daily basis (including the keyboard buttons on your computer, the buttons on a vending machine, etc.)
You can share the mission directly to your Google Classroom after logging into your Google educator account in the top right corner of Piper Make.
Useful vocabulary terms to use in classroom: input, output, microcontroller, GPIO pins, circuit
Console numbers not changing when you touch your wires together?
Ensure that the wires are pushed in all the way (touching the metal rail along the bottom)
Ensure that you've plugged the wires into the right GPIO (take a look at the Digital View to see which pin you're affecting)
Not sure what "LOW when pulled UP" means?
This generally refers to pull-up or pull down resistor circuits. Read more about those here. In this case, this allows the signal to be to be rounded UP to the binary TRUE. when the wires are touched.
In this lesson, students will touch together two wires for the first circuit and then build this button circuit for the second.