Lesson Focus

This lesson, sponsored by Digi-Key Electronics, explores the power of a microcontroller by having students add a motor shield to an Arduino board and test its ability to control various motors that can be used in robotics and mechatronics projects.


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Full Lesson Plan
Student Worksheets


Age Levels:

12-18

Objectives

Introduce students to:

  • Concept of using a motor shield to control motor speed and direction.
  • Using online software library to install code.
  • Testing various types of motors.

Anticipated Learner Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Install and operate a motor shield using the Adafruit Motor Shield kit and motors as provided.

Lesson Activities

Students learn how to add a motor shield to an Arduino board, testing its ability to control various motors that can be used in robotics and mechatronics projects.

Resources/Materials

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.