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CRADLΣ Microcontrollers
Student  Workshops

 

CRADLΣ Microcontrollers Students Workshops are designed to convey the concept of logical & computational thinking (programming), design thinking (prototyping) as well as the integration of subjects from various fields.

Workshops are split into 2 main categories - foundation and application / project workshops which become progressively challenging with each new level. Foundation workshops provide students the basic concepts, skills and content required in the later application / project workshops. These include (among other workshops) Introduction to Microcontrollers Series and Distance & Motion Sensing.

The Application / Project workshops allow students to fully experience the process of problem solving, design thinking and troubleshooting often associated with STEM-related work.

 

For workshops
Class Size  10 (minimum)     24 (maximum)
Suggested times  Mondays to Fridays: 9:30am or 2.30pm

CRADLΣ Microcontrollers Students Workshops are conducted on request and delivered at Science Centre Singapore. Please enquire through cradle@science.edu.sg for programmes to be delivered in Schools.

Click here to download the PDF version of the 2017 CRADLΣ Programme Booklet (pdf).

More about CRADLΣ

  Title Type Levels
  Microcontrollers Workshops
Introduction to Microcontrollers 1
Introduction to Microcontrollers 2
Data-Logging
Distance & Motion Sensing

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Bookings

To book our workshops, please login to https://obs.science.edu.sg or fill in the Student Booking Form and email it to cradle@science.edu.sg (or fax it to 6561 6361).

Overseas school and Corporate group bookings
The listed course fees apply only to local schools. Overseas schools and all corporate groups (including locally based corporate groups) can contact cradle@science.edu.sg to enquire on the course fees. Kindly note that admission rates to Science Centre Singapore applies on top of the course fee. 

General Enquiries
For booking enquiries, please email cradle@science.edu.sg.

Outreach Enquiries (cohort specific)
To learn more about our schemes for school-based workshops or workshops/enrichment for a cohort, please contact:

Lee Shu En (School Outreach Educator)
Email: lee_shu_en@moe.edu.sg 


Microcontrollers Workshops

Introduction to Microcontrollers 1

Description 

Microcontrollers are integrated circuits (IC) chips that are able to process input and control machines and devices based on their written program. One example is the rice cooker. A microcontroller in the cooker controls the heating coil and with its array of sensors, emulates the manual cooking of rice on a stove. In our current lifestyle, it is rare to find a product that does not involve a microcontroller at some stage of its operation.

Students will:

  • learn about components – LEDs, piezo buzzers, light dependent resistors (LDRs), resistors.
  • learn basic programming structure, terminology and simple codes.
  • prototype circuits using the breadboard.
Mode of Delivery Workshop
Target Audience Secondary , Pre-U 

Basic understanding on D.C. circuits and some experience working with discrete electronic components such as resistors, switches or potentiometers. Student should at least be able to read circuit diagrams and identify simple electronic components.
Topics D.C. circuits. Electronic systems. Experimental skills and investigations (recording observations, planning, interpreting and evaluating investigations).
Group size 10 minimum, 24 maximum
Duration 3 hours
Time Mondays to Fridays: 9.30am or 2.30pm
Course Fee $20/pax (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to Non-Institutional School Members)
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Introduction to Microcontrollers 2

Description

Building on the previous workshop, participants will be introduced to more electronic components and programming syntax. They will learn more advanced methods of controlling the same components to achieve more complex results. Concepts such as Charlieplexing and multiplexing will also be introduced and these will come in handy in future workshops when dealing with 7-segment LED displays or LED cube projects.

Students will:

  • learn about components – Servo motors, RGB LEDs, potentiometers.
  • learn concepts such as multi-plexing, Charlieplexing and persistence of vision (POV).
Mode of Delivery Workshop
Target Audience Secondary , Pre-U  

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Microcontrollers 1
Basic understanding on D.C. circuits and some experience working with discrete electronic components such as resistors, switches or potentiometers. Student should at least be able to read circuit diagrams and identify simple electronic components.
Topics D.C. circuits. Electronic systems. Experimental skills and investigations (recording observations, planning, interpreting and evaluating investigations).
Group size 10 minimum, 24 maximum
Duration 3 hours
Time Mondays to Fridays: 9.30am or 2.30pm
Course Fee $20/pax (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to Non-Institutional School Members)
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Data-Logging

Description

Data logging is a common application in many science laboratories. In this workshop, participants will learn how to integrate micro-controllers, sensors and data storage devices to make their very own data loggers. The challenge activity will see participants designing and incorporating the different sensors to form an environmental monitoring system.

Students will:

  • learn about components – pH sensor, humidity / temperature sensor, gas sensor, SD card read / write module.
Mode of Delivery Workshop
Target Audience Secondary , Pre-U

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Microcontrollers 2
Basic understanding on D.C. circuits and some experience working with discrete electronic components such as resistors, switches or potentiometers. Student should at least be able to read circuit diagrams and identify simple electronic components.
Topics D.C. circuits. Electronic systems. Experimental skills and investigations (recording observations, planning, interpreting and evaluating investigations).
Group size 10 minimum, 20 maximum
Duration 3 hours
Time Mondays to Fridays: 9.30am or 2.30pm
Course Fee $30/pax (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to Non-Institutional School Members)
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Distance & Motion Sensing

Description

In this workshop, participants will learn about the science behind the different distance and motion sensors and integrate them with components learnt in the Introduction series to come up with real life applications. Further applications to these sensors can be found in the field of robotics.

Students will:

  • learn about components – PIR motion sensor, ultrasonic distance sensor, IR rangefinder.
Mode of Delivery Workshop
Target Audience Secondary , Pre-U 

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Microcontrollers 2
Basic understanding on D.C. circuits and some experience working with discrete electronic components such as resistors, switches or potentiometers. Student should at least be able to read circuit diagrams and identify simple electronic components.
Topics D.C. circuits. Electronic systems. Experimental skills and investigations (recording observations, planning, interpreting and evaluating investigations).
Group size 10 minimum, 20 maximum
Duration 3 hours
Time Mondays to Fridays: 9.30am or 2.30pm
Course Fee $30/pax (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to Non-Institutional School Members)
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