Week 9 - input devices#

  • Author : jun kawahara / Kai Naito (Fablab Kamakura)
  • Date created : 03/01/2019
  • modified: 04/08/2020 by Yosuke Tsuchiya
  • modified: 20/04/2022 by Jun Kawahara


from Assessment - Input Devices

  • Group assignment

    • Probe an input device(s)’s analog and digital signals
    • Document your work to the group work page and reflect on your individual page what you learned
  • Individual assignment:

    • Measure something: add a sensor to a microcontroller board that you have designed and read it.
  • Learning outcomes

    • Demonstrate workflows used in sensing something with input device(s) and MCU board
  • Have you answered these questions?

    • Linked to the group assignment page
    • Documented what you learned from interfacing an input device(s) to microcontroller and how the physical property relates to the measured results
    • Documented your design and fabrication process or linked to previous examples.
    • Explained the programming process/es you used
    • Explained problems and how you fixed them
    • Included original design files and source code
    • Included a ‘hero shot/video’ of your board
  • FAQ
    • What does “probe” mean?
      Answer: A test probe is a physical device used to connect electronic test equipment to a device under test (DUT). To probe means to measure, observe or monitor signals with test probes.
    • Is the satsha kit/fabduino I fabricated considered a valid board for this assignment?
      Answer: Fabricating an unmodified board is considered as electronics production. It doesn’t count towards any design skill. You must make some significant changes to the original satsha kit/fabduino, for the board to be considered your own design.
    • Can I use a breadboard and/or jump wires to interface my input device(s)
      Answer: No. You can’t use a breadboard. If you use wires, they must be soldered or connected with connectors.

Class review#

Group Assignment#

Individual Assignment#

input devices in lab inventory#