We've developed some software that allows you to use an Arduino,
directly from this website. This allows us to develop mathematical and
coding lessons in the context of the Arduino, hardware control, sensors,
and basic electronics.
To try these lessons yourself, follow these steps. You'll need some electronic parts, that you
can purchase yourself here here
Set up your Arduino
Download this software
and compile/upload it into your Arduino, using the standard Arduino development software.
This software causes your Arduino to sit and listen for instructions from your computer. When done, quit/exit the Arduino development software.
Set up your computer
Download our software called "httpserial."
and run it on your computer.
This software forms a "bridge" between your web browser and the USB/serial
port which is connected to the Arduino.
When you first run this software, select the serial port to which the
Arduino is connected. This will be the same serial port you select when
using the Arduino development software. Press the "Test" button a few
times. If the connection is working, you should see "From Arduino:
Hello" in the "Activity" box.
Next, click the "Start" button. Leave the software open and running, and
return to your web browser. You are now ready to do the Arduino-based