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Lights on! Build a lamp that will change colors in the dark.Order Now
Kick off the Electronics Course by assembling a functional Mood Lamp that cycles through its different colors only if the room is dark. First, you’ll focus on putting the lamp together and making it operational with C++ code. Once you’ve built the lamp and made it run, then your understanding of what you’ve just learned will be put into practice as you figure out how to change the brightness of the lamp, make it move through the different colors faster, and adjust how dark the room needs to be for the lamp to turn on. Let’s get started!
What you'll receive in the Mood Lamp project kit:
UNO R3 MicroController
Jumper Wires (10)
Flat Jumper Wires (6)
Ohm Resistor (2.2k)
Light Dependent Resistor (LDR)
The Mood Lamp project kit is your introduction to electronic components, circuitry, and programming. Whether you have prior knowledge of these concepts or are a complete beginner, you’ll finish the project with a strong base of knowledge and skills that you’ll take with you through the rest of the course and beyond.
Electronic Components. Find out the function of every part included in your kit for this project.
Circuitry. You’ll get experience using a breadboard as the base of your project. Find out where you need to place components for your lamp to work.
Programming. Learn the fundamentals of an Arduino sketch and input lines of code to make the hardware you've assembled function.
After building the Mood Lamp, test your understanding of the concepts you’ve just learned by completing the following exercises:
Don't worry-the Online Classroom will prepare you for the challenge!