101 lesson – Learning input and output the littlebits way!


101 Lesson

Learning of inputs and outputs bits by various combination. To promote easy understanding of bits.

Duration: 1 hour

GRADE LEVEL
Elementary (ages 8-10)
Middle School (ages 11-13)

DIFFICULTY
Beginner

SUBJECT
littleBits Basics

MODULES & ACCESSORIES USED (10)
bargraph (1)
button (1)
dimmer (1)
led (1)
power (1)
pulse (1)
rgb led (1)
vibration motor (1)
pressure sensor (1)
battery + cable (1)

LESSON GUIDE

STEP 1 : Power + Button + Bargraph

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Construct a simple circuit using Power + Button + Bargraph When you press the Button, what do you see? If you want to light up only 2 lights on the bargraph, what bit to add? and where to add? How many ways you can do, by adding or replacing bits to achieve only 2 lights on the bargraph?

STEP 2 : Power + Button + LED

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Construct a simple circuit with Power + Button + LED When you press the button, what do you see? If I want to see Blue colour LED, what bit to add? or what bit to replace? If I want the LED to turn on and off, what bit to add? or what bit to replace?

STEP 3 : Power + Button + RGB

Construct a circuit using Power + button + RGB When you press the button, what do you see? If you want to have yellow light, what bit to add? or what bit to replace? If you want to have flashing red lights, what should you do?

STEP 4 : Power + Button + Vibration Motor

Construct a circuit using Power + button + Vibration Motor When you press the button, what do you see? If you want to have less vibration, what bit to add? or what bit to replace? How many ways can you modify the circuits to have less vibration?

STEP 5 : Power + Dimmer + Bargraph

Construct a circuit using Power + Dimmer + Bargraph What do you see? How many bar lights up? If you want to have more bar lights up, you turn clockwise or anti-clockwise? If you want to flash LED every 1 second, what bit to replace? Can you think of an invention using this circuit?

STEP 6 : Power + Dimmer + LED

Construct a circuit using Power + Dimmer + LED What do you see? Can you adjust the LED to brighter or dimmer? If you want to on/off manually, what bit to add? and where? If you want to have another LED colour, what bit to add? and where?

STEP 7 : Power + Pressure + Bargraph

Construct this circuit with Power + Pressure + Bargraph Press the pressure sensor and what do you see? If you want the Bargraph to show maximum only 3 lights, what do you need to add? If you want the Bargraph to flash every second, what to do? Can you think of a application or invention that uses this circuit?

STEP 8 : Power + Pulse + Bargraph

Construct a circuit using Power + Pulse + Bargraph What do you see? Can you change the speed of the flashing to flash the lights every 1 seconds? and flash the light every 3 seconds? If you only want to light up 2 bar, what bits to add? If you want the lights to flash but to determine the number of bar to light up using pressure applied, what do you have to do?

STEP 9 : Power + Pulse + Bargraph + Button + LED

Construct this circuit using Power + Pulse + Bargraph + Button + LED What do you see? Can you change the brightness of the LED to dimmer? Can you show 5 bars lightup and no LED light? If you want the LED to flash, how many methods you can achieve this?

STEP 10 : Power + Pulse + Dimmer + Bargraph + Vibration Motor

Construct this circuit using Power + Pulse + Dimmer + Bargraph + Vibration. What do you see? Can you rearrange the circuit so you can change the vibration speed while maintaining the flashing bargraph 5 lights. If you replace the Pulse with a Press sensor, can you still flash the bargraph and vibration motor?

STEP 11 : Power + Dimmer + Vibration + Button + Bargraph

Construct this circuit using Power + Dimmer + Vibration Motor + Button + Bargarph What do you see? When you adjust the dimmer, what do you see? When you press the button, what do you see? Can you think of a game for this?