If you couldn't attend class on Wednesday, September 16, you missed the first half of our Design Thinking activity. But happy day, you can catch up at home. Go to the design thinking crash course website and play the video that comes up. Follow along while completing sections 1-7 of the worksheet per the instructions in the video (see below for a link to the worksheets).
In class, we changed the design goal from improving the "gift giving experience" to either improving the "transportation experience" (for the morning class) or to improving "wealth distribution" (for the afternoon class). Please make this substitution for your session as well. Also, you need to do this with a partner. A parent or high school age sibling is fine. It should take no longer than 55 minutes but try not to rush through ahead of the pace in the video. Taking time to reflect on what you are doing is critical.
If you didn't get a copy of the worksheets, click here to download a PDF version you can print at home. Turn in your completed worksheets no later than Wednesday (Jan 13) for full credit.
On Friday, we got our Arduino on. You need to learn how to program an Arduino computer to turn on LEDs, control motors, and make sounds but you will need an Arduino to do this. You can get started by installing the Arduino programming environment on your home computer (either Mac or PC). The instructions are on the "Arduino Crash Course" page (under Labs/Electronics) along with links to 4 tutorials you need to complete. You can check out a hardware kit from Dr. Don with all the pieces you need to complete the tutorials. Document what you did to change each of the 5 example programs and give it to Dr. Don by Friday, Jan 15 for full credit.