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Introduction to Engineering Design and Coding Using Tinkercad Circuits and Arduino Uno

January 9, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am PST

 - $35.00
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What You'll Do:

In this workshop, you will learn how engineers prototype projects starting in a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) program, test their project, and then (as an optional add-on) build and code the prototype.

You will build nine (9) prototypes in Tinkercad Circuits, code them, test them, and then as an optional extension build and code the actual prototype. You will learn the basics of coding in C/C++, electrical circuits, digital design, the physics of electricity, coding conditional statements, calibrating and using scientific sensors, and innovation.

The nine (9) projects are as follows
1) LEDs
2) Buzzers
4) LCD Displays
5) Servos
6) Temperature Sensor
7) Photoresistor
8) Gas Sensor
9) Distance Sensor

Each class will start with building the project in Tinkercad. If the students have the parts necessary they can stay on for the extended learning opportunity and build the actual project.

The student should have access to a computer with an internet connection to create an account on and access tinkercad.com.

The extended learning opportunity requires the Arduino IDE and the parts.

What You'll Need:


You will need to create an account at Tinkercad.com


For programming the physical prototypes you will need the Arduino IDE. Download Here. The optional extended learning activities are covered by a training kit available through Gearbox Labs. Order Here. You may also be interested in the Gearbox Labs Training Kit Bundle which includes a book, The ARDUINO(R) Classroom: STEAM Edition as well as the kit of parts. Order Here. If you have parts already - double-check against this list and order what you need from the Gearbox Labs Parts Store Here.
  • 1  Arduino(R) UNO board with USB Cable
  • 1 Small Breadboard
  • 40 M/M jumper wires (many extra jumper wires)
  • 6 220 Ohm resistors
  • 7 LEDs - various colors
  • 1 RGB LED
  • 2 10k Potentiometers
  • 1 Piezoelectric Buzzer
  • 2 Micro Servos
  • 1 HCSR-04 Ultrasonic Sensor
  • 9V Battery Barrel Connector
  • 16x2 LCD
  • Photoresistor
  • TM36 Temperature Sensor
  • MQ4 Gas Sensor
  • 5v Fan


About the Facilitator:

Founded in July 2019 by Isabel Mendiola and Peter Haydock, Gearbox Labs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) / 509 (a)(2) public charity incorporated in the State of Wisconsin, United States.

Watch our Introduction Video on YouTube.

With over 45 years of education experience in the classroom, education publishing, K-20 education, and adult learning, as well as numerous awards for their work, the founders created Gearbox Labs to address an international shortage of STEM professionals.

Our mission is to produce cutting-edge and rigorous STEAM education resources and programs for schools, homeschools, out-of-school programs, and self-motivated learners.

Our first curriculum, The STEAM Editionfeatures 25 projects with 110 project extensions for a STEM/STEAM classroom. Our curriculum integrates engineering design, coding in C/C++, and digital prototyping into STEM/STEAM content.


January 9, 2021 - January 30, 2021
7:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
Series Details:
4 weekly sessions starting on January 9, 2021
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14-18, 12-14, 8-12


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