Basic Stamp Microprocessor

Integrating Solar Power (Lesson 5)

Grades:
9-12
Learning Goal(s):
Students will create voltage regulator and construct a solar battery charger.
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5
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Pat Blount
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Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour
Basic Stamp Microprocessor

Dual Axis Light Tracking (Lesson 4)

Grades:
9-12
Learning Goal(s):
Students will create a solar tracker with two degrees of freedom.
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4
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Pat Blount
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Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour
Basic Stamp Microprocessor

Creating a Light-Tracking Servo (Lesson 3)

Grades:
9-12
Learning Goal(s):
Students will synthesize the previous lesson for light metering and servo control to design a servo controlled by two photoresistors that will track a light source.
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3
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Pat Blount
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1 hour
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Controlling a Servo (Lesson 2)

Grades:
9-12
Learning Goal(s):
Students will be able to apply the pulse width modulation to a servo from a Basic Stamp. Students will synthesize two circuit designs using one to control the other through the Basic Stamp.
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Lesson Number:
2
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Pat Blount
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Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour
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Measuring Voltage Using a Microcontroller (Lesson 1)

Grades:
9-12
Learning Goal(s):
Students will apply Ohm’s Law. Students will use a multimeter to measure current, voltage, and resistance. Students will use a breadboard to set up a series circuit. Students will read circuit diagrams. Students will calculate times for an RC circuit to change state. Students will prove that resistors in series have an equivalent resistance equal to their individual sums. Students will program the Basic Stamp to measure voltage levels in a voltage divider and RC circuit.
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