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Programming microcontrollers with Circuit Wizard

Understanding electronic systems

 
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Circuit construction principles
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  • Lesson 2 Using feedback to control a system
  • Lesson 3 Developing delays and timing systems
  • Lesson 4 Counters
  • Lesson 5 Embedding music
  • Lesson 6 Problem solving using programming and microcontrollers

There are 6 worksheets, homework tasks and an assessment in this unit.

Summary

This unit allows students and teachers to simply and effectively utilise microcontrollers to perform fun and exciting tasks. The straightforward control of light and sound output leads logically on to more involved challenges including time delays and counting devices. By using the tried and tested education software, Circuit Wizard, simple flowchart-based operations allow detailed functionality and adaptability. This unit is designed as a starting point for understanding the concept of controlling programmable embedded electronics into design and technology products and prototypes. Circuit Wizard software and Genie circuit boards are required for this unit.

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The currently available units have been written to satisfy the new National Curriculum for Design and Technology. They are designed for teaching at KS3 but individual lessons in some units may also be appropriate for teaching Key Stages 2 or 4, particularly where Year 10 students may not previously have been exposed to certain topics.

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Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Circuit construction principles
    • Download sample lesson below
    • Lesson 2 Using feedback to control a system
    • Lesson 3 Developing delays and timing systems
    • Lesson 4 Counters
    • Lesson 5 Embedding music
    • Lesson 6 Problem solving using programming and microcontrollers

    There are 6 worksheets, homework tasks and an assessment in this unit.

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