LAB WORKSHOP ELECTRONICS

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LAB WORKSHOP ELECTRONICS

Written by Tim Unterluggauer, Marco Tramutola, Viktor Petre

and

Joris Van Dorpe


KORTRIJK


On T
hursday 29
February

2013
, a group of Italian, Austrian and
Belgian

students participating in a Comenius project
we
re guests at University
Howest

(
www.
howest.
be
)
. Mr
Bram Vervisch
welcomed them and
introduc
ed
them to the university, informing the students
on
all the different options

this
university offers
. There
are

possibilities to
get

a bachelor
’s or

a
master
’s degree
,

for example
in
chemistry, biochemistry and
electro
-
mechanics
.


After th
is

short but interesting
introduction, the group was split up
in two
smaller
group
s. T
he first went to the workshop of electroni
cs and sound.
Mr
Benjamin
Samyn
taught
them the same lesson the first
-
year
university
students have
when they
start

the second semester. He told them about the invention of
Arduino nano
.

An Arduino is a microcontroller that is accompanied by a very
user
-
fr
iendly development environment. Arduino program
mes

are open to all
those who have no background in programming or electronics. They lower the
threshold for non
-
electronics for something

fun to create electronic components.


Joris
, one of the students participating in this Comenius project,
s
tated
: “Maybe I
will do something with
electronics in my ca
reer
, so this workshop was really
interesting to me
.”

A
fter

Mr Samyn’s explanation,
the students went themselves
to work.

T
hey built a

program to

blink a LED in different
colours

and frequencies.
Then,
Mr

Samyn explained how to produce sound with a litt
le microphone.
Marco
, an Italian student
, reacted
: “This is another way to gain insight into the
world of electronics
!




M
r

Samyn
was

a

very enthusiastic
teacher. H
ere he is helping

a student to

write
the program
me

in the correct
way.







A
n Arduino

nano

is
connected with a microphone and a LED.