How do I attach videos . . . maybe this will work . . . this project is obviously inspired while listening to a Def Leopard song . . .
https://podcasting.usg.edu/4DCGI/Podcas ... 993371.mp4
The purpose of this simple project is to provide a completed circuit so I can now design an interface to house the following (what I'm doing is an example for them to see how they can do something similar):
- 9V battery
- on/off switch
- 10K Trimpot
- Big 12mm Button
- SparkFun MicroView - OLED Arduino Module
- SparkFun MicroView - USB Programmer
- misc wiring to connect everything
Students will taking a very action-centric approach, omitting activities and depth typically involved with a rational approach.
After selecting a project or designing their own, building it, testing it, and debugging it, they will document their system with photo(s) explaining the purpose of the system, identifying and describing the purpose of individual components, & then explain how the program pulls everything together . . . and so forth.
THEN . . . the design of the system housing really begins . . .
They will define a (simple) Goal Statement, very brief but guiding Design Specification, several hand-generated concept sketches, then they will evaluate the project and create a 3D CAD model based on the best information they've come up with at that point, then they will make 3D printed part(s), install the components of their system (mine is just used as an example), test it, write a brief summary of the +'s and -'s and blah, blah, blah.
It's not perfection I'm seeking but always a job well done. Enjoy doing fun stuff while you can because we all need a healthy balance, to combat all the necessary serious stuff.