MindPlus Coding Kit for Arduino is a set of tools for programming learning. As its compatibility for Mind+, a graphical coding software for starters, and Arduino IDE, this kit is well applicable to students from the lower grade to the higher grade. It comes with an Arduino Uno R3 mainboard and a sensor expansion board V7, and 18 commonly used sensors and actuators. These sensors are equipped with Gravity interfaces, which are easy to use and allow your creativity to be realized more quickly. The course for this kit will first start from lighting up an onboard LED on Arduino to help students step into the world of coding. Then more sensors and actuators will be used to realize complicated functions in later projects. Four aspects are covered in the courses: algorithms & programming, computing system, network & internet, data analysis. Students will practically participate in the projects like Express transportation detection via IoT, Mobile smart client and so on, during which they will get to know basics about coding, internet and data as well as build logic thinking skills.
What is Mind+?
Mind+ is a graphical programming software for teenagers integrating with all kinds of mainstream mainboards and open-source hardware. As it supports AI and IoT, you can build a program by dragging and snapping coding blocks, or using advanced programming language like python, c, c++. It can help you to easily experience the joy of creation!
- Offline programming editor
Mind+ is a programming tool, which allows you to build a program by dragging and snapping coding blocks. With tons of tutorials, sample projects and a large community, it is one of the best tools for you to learn programing from absolutely zero!
- Create Interactive Projects with Hardware
Mind+ supports a wide range of hardware including Arduino, micro:bit or even a series of ESP32-based educational microcontrollers, which makes it possible to let the program change your real life. Not only that you can use microcontrollers to interact with PC in real time, but also you can upload the code and let them work as standalone smart devices.
- Wide Range Add-on Component Support
The build-in component list allows you to one-click add electronic modules to your project. You may choose from sensors, actuators, display or communication modules to make your project fun and powerful.
- Convert Blocks into Coding Languages
The build-in interpreter in Mind+ converts blocks into Python or C language, creating a steady but progressive learning path for learning how to code.
For more ways to play, welcome to Mind+ column.
- 18 Modules with functions involving Bluetooth, WiFi, display, etc.
- 25 Interesting projects to explore IoT, smart home, etc.
- The teaching contents are instructed in detail from the perspectives of materials, hardware connections, hardware working principles, and programming, enabling beginners to master how to use Arduino and integrally learn network Internet and data analysis. Then draw inferences about it.
- Controller: DFRduino UNO R3
- Programming Platform: Mindplus
- Power Supply: 6 AA batteries or 6-12V power adapter
- Programming Platform： Mindplus，Arduino IDE
- Contents difficulty：easy，medium
2. Introduction to Teaching Contents and Projects
MindPlus Coding Kit for Arduino Tutorial is well applicable to students aged 9 to 14. It is based on the easy-to-use Gravity sensors and Arduino UNO, which allows kids to convert their creative ideas into reality in a convenient and fast way. Moreover, the kit supports Mind+ and Arduino IDE programming. We choose programming software Mind+ in the course, which allows kids to learn programming regardless of their current levels. Just like Scratch, drag and snap, then a program can be made. Also the codes are displayed on the code preview section for better learning. The course for this kit will first start from lighting up an onboard LED on Arduino to help students step into the world of coding. Then more sensors and actuators will be used to realize complicated functions in later projects. Four aspects are covered in the courses: algorithms & programming, computing system, network & internet, data analysis. Students will practically participate in the projects like Express transportation detection via IoT, Mobile smart client, and so on, during which they will get to know basics about coding, internet, and different data types and parameters as well as build logical thinking skills.
Refer to CSTA curriculum standard, the course catalog and field distribution are shown below:
2.1 Project Introduction
Click on image to enter Tutorial webpage
Click to view online tutorial: MindPlus Coding Kit for Arduino Started Tutorial
Click to download the tutorial:KIT0152-EN-MindPlus Coding Kit for Arduino-MindPlus-Tutorial-V1.1
Bluetooth Plugin and test program:Bluetooth Plugin and test program.zip
Product pictures: KIT0152-EN product pictures.rar
4. Product List
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