Summer is over, so it’s time to get to work! Of course, my summer wasn’t spent being lazy all the time. With Dr. Jadud’s advice, Dr. Goadrich obtained an Arduino – open source hardware – in order for me begin learning how to wire circuits and code programs for it. I began working with the examples given by the kit. The Arduino code is written in C, thus making some the simple circuits of multiple LEDs require many lines of code.
To combat this problem, I began learning to program the Arduino using a library of code written in occam-pi called Plumbing. This allowed programs trying to handle multiple things at the same time to have only a few lines of code.
As the summer ended, I began trying to wire my own circuits and branching off to write my own programs with Plumbing. I am having trouble getting the motor in my circuit to turn on, and that is what I will continue working on this week.