Advanced Electronics Tasks
You must make something cool each quarter. Below is a list of the sort of things I have in mind. You will have to document your progress along the way in a web log and you'll create a final project page presenting the finished product.
Watch this video: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/09/lego_nxt_audio_sequencer.html
Review: Tone Output
Make something inspired by the video with your Arduino
Make a Home Alarm System - Model
Must include at least two different types of sensor
Must include at least two mechanisms for alerting people that the alarm was tripped
Bonus for including a mechanical system to "trap" the intruder
Make an Arduino version of this: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/112
Start with one that is stationary. If you get that working then we can look at making it drive around.
Grab the Picaxe stuff off the shelf
Get the Picaxe guide out of the cupbord
Work through the "Arduino Lessons" with the Picaxe stuff. Note: The programming language is totally different. What I'm really saying is figure out how to do all the stuff you've learned with Arduino with the Picaxe.
Figure out how to program it
Figure out how to have an Arduino control it
Work through the BOE-Bot kit (I mean all the way through, no jumping around)
Take complete notes to document progress, comparing to the Arduino platform
Pitch Another Idea
Seen something cool you want to make? Let me know