Last week, we drew up a report of the material available and the material to book. We realized thanks to Laurent Gillet’s brother who is working at GEA that we have a large part of material useful to build the smart o’clock. Here is the temporary list:
- ARDUINO MEGA ADK
- Display LCD 16×4
- Transistors NPN
- A clock module
This week, we had a meeting to choose the type of LED useful to light the bed when the alarm o’clock rings. At the beginning we had the idea to use a LED with a power of 10 W but it causes one problem about the power supply. We chose then LEDs with lower powers that we have in our possession.
This week, we had also a laboratory session where we discovered ARDUINO UNO and we learned the basics of the programming. We used functions as DIGITALWRITE, BITREAD, PINMODE,… during this session we connected also a display (with resistors to limit the current) to carry out a counter of 0 to 9 and diodes (with also resistors to limit the current) to obtain a counter of 5 bits which counts of 0 to 32 in binary.
This laboratory that allowed us to familiarize ourselves with the ARDUINO world and to realize that the programing with ARDUINO software is easier and more intuitive than the C language on CODE BLOCKS.
Thanks t this laboratory we are reassure about the programming of our project. Now we are waiting for the material to start the manufacture of the model.