Arduino Lesson #5

Lesson Objectives: Understand how the Arduino printed values relate to the input voltage. Graph and analyze data produced by an Arduino. Learn about Data Streamer, a Microsoft Excel Add-in to assist data analysis.

The materials required are the same as for Lesson #4 as this lesson will collect and analyze data produced by the photoresistor:

  • Breadboard
  • Wires
  • Microprocessor with cable
  • LED
  • Resistors (100 and 10k Ohms)
  • Photoresistor (light dependent resistor, mine is a GL5539)
  • The Arduino sketch code and schematic from Lesson #4.
  • Microsoft Excel

Other helpful links that will assist with learning the content in this video:

  • Microsoft’s DataStreamer is available for free for any Office 365 subscribers.
  • DataStreamer is becoming utilized in high school classrooms as a way to simplify data collection for younger learners. A good explanation of this add-in and directions on how to enable this add-in can be found here.