Computer Club Update October 12, 2016
Our computer club is off to a good start – even with the days off. Our beginners have only had a chance to meet once but we are already moving ahead logging into our Linux server using our iPads and the Putty client on the computers in the computer lab and library. Be sure to log in to the Computer Club Google Classroom for links and instructions.
Our Wednesday intermediate group has begun preparing for building a 3D printed hand that will be controlled by servos connected to an Arduino and a glove with flexible sensors attached. At today’s meeting we looked at the parts we will be using. We also looked at the source code we will use as a reference for reading the flexible sensor and controlling the servos.
Our Friday intermediate / advanced group has started exploring the Pitop computer build assembling them. Our next steps with the Pitop will include coding and using the GPIO headers in projects, including out robotic arm.
For all of our computer club groups, as we work on our projects, think about what else we can do with what we are working on. What can it be used for? How can it be extended? What improvements can we make?