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BrainPad .NET

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Course Lessons

Scratch

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Guidelines

  • Ages 6 and up
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Supplies: BrainPad

Resources

Visual Basic

Students will learn how to create projects along with programming basics. Programs in this lesson will be limited to an infinite while loop and the if statement. Students will only need to use the provided BrainPad object.

Guidelines

  • Ages 12 and up
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Supplies: BrainPad

Resources

  • BrainPad_VB_Introduction
Students will further explore the Visual Basic programming language to learn about variables and strings. They will also create finite while loops and nested statements.

Guidelines

  • Ages 12 and up
  • Prerequisites: VB101
  • Supplies: BrainPad

Resources

  • BrainPad_VB_VariablesAndNestedStatements

C#

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Guidelines

  • Ages 12 and up
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Supplies: BrainPad

Resources

  • BrainPad_CS_Introduction
Students will learn about variables, strings, while loops and nested statements.

Guidelines

  • Ages 12 and up
  • Prerequisites: CS101
  • Supplies: BrainPad

Resources

  • BrainPad_CS_VariablesAndNestedStatements
Students will learn to use threads for multitasking and how events provide better system handling.

Guidelines

  • Ages 12 and up
  • Prerequisites: CS102
  • Supplies: BrainPad

Resources

  • BrainPad_CS_ThreadingAndEvents

Electronics

Students will learn about voltage, logic levels and what true and false means in electronics vs. programming. GPIOs (General Purpose Inputs Outputs), LEDs (Light-Emitting Diode) and buttons will be wired and used.

Guidelines

  • Ages 12 and up
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Supplies: BrainPad, breadboard, wires, 330 Ohm resistor and LED

Resources

  • BrainPad_EL_Introduction
Students will learn how Analog Inputs work in a digital design.

Guidelines

  • Ages 12 and up
  • Prerequisites: EL101
  • Supplies: BrainPad

Resources

  • BrainPad_EL_AnalogInputs
Students will learn how PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) is a powerful feature found in every microcontroller, including how to control power levels, servo motors and sounds.

Guidelines

  • Ages 12 and up
  • Prerequisites: EL102
  • Supplies: BrainPad

Resources

  • BrainPad_EL_PulseWidthModulation

Resources

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BrainPad .NET

The BrainPad circuit board is designed as a powerful educational tool that can be used to teach everyone from kids, to college students and professionals. Kids will start to learn programming using Visual Studio, one of the most widely used professional tools. College students and professionals that already know programming can use the BrainPad circuit board to learn about digital electronics and the connection between computing and the physical world.

Creative Commons License

The BrainPad circuit board and teaching materials are all licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

BrainPad is a trademark of GHI Electronics, LLC.