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== Introduction ==
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The Power System activity is designed to help teachers bring
  
 
== Materials ==
 
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=== Equipment ===
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* Computer(s)
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* Soldering iron and soldering supplies
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* 3D Printer
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For the 3D printer, we recommend [http://makezine.com/product-review/ultimaker-2/ Ultimaker] or [http://makezine.com/product-review/printrbot-simple/ Printrbot]. Both companies make very good quality printers, consistently scoring near the top in Make Magazine's 3D Printer tests. Ultimaker is more expensive, but is also easier to use and maintain.
  
 
=== Electronics ===
 
=== Electronics ===
  
* Particle Photon
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* [https://store.particle.io/ Particle Photon]
* Solderless breadboard
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* [https://www.adafruit.com/products/64 Solderless breadboard]
* Power supply
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* [https://www.adafruit.com/products/276 5v Power supply]
* 1m Neopixel strip
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* [https://www.adafruit.com/products/2239 1m Neopixel strip 60 LED]
* LEDs
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* [https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13302 Geared Motors]
* Motors
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* [https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9457 Motor driver board]
* Motor driver board
 
* Soldering iron and supplies
 
  
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The Particle Photon does not put out enough electrical current to directly power the motors. The motor driver board is required to amplify the Particle's output and power the motor(s).
  
 
=== Craft supplies ===
 
=== Craft supplies ===

Revision as of 15:55, 1 June 2016

Introduction

The Power System activity is designed to help teachers bring

Materials

Parts and materials to obtain:

Equipment

  • Computer(s)
  • Soldering iron and soldering supplies
  • 3D Printer

For the 3D printer, we recommend Ultimaker or Printrbot. Both companies make very good quality printers, consistently scoring near the top in Make Magazine's 3D Printer tests. Ultimaker is more expensive, but is also easier to use and maintain.

Electronics

The Particle Photon does not put out enough electrical current to directly power the motors. The motor driver board is required to amplify the Particle's output and power the motor(s).

Craft supplies

  • Glue guns
  • Recycled materials such as cardboard tubes, boxes, plastic cases
  • Craft foam for colour details
  • Foamcore sheet for the base
  • Duct tape
  • Any other craft materials you like!