HW 1 - Microcontroller Kit
From CS294-84: Interactive Device Design
10 points. Due Wednesday, 9/5 before class
You will solder an Arduino-compatible microcontroller kit and verify that it works by uploading a simple program to it.
- Once you are officially enrolled in the class and you have paid your $75 lab fee, you will receive a Boarduino microcontroller kit from us - it consists of a printed circuit board, components, a breadboard, and a USB-TTL cable.
- Assemble and solder the kit following the Boarduino step-by-step tutorial. Make sure your board passes both the power supply test and the "blinking LED" test described in the tutorial.
- Attend the Soldering Lab this week to pick up the necessary skills.
- Install the Arduino IDE on your laptop and lear how to program your board with the USB-TTL cable. Become familiar with the Arduino program terminology by looking at some of the provided example code.
- Modify the test example that blinks the on-board LED to convince yourself that your board works.
What to Submit
- Bring your completed Boarduino board to class on Wednesday. Load a sketch that blinks the internal LED on pin 13 with a delay of 100ms on / 100ms off. Show the working board to course staff.