Yes, sometimes the wiring can be confusing. One suggestion is to have students check other student’s work to make sure the set up is correct.
Great way to teach not just the coding but the mechanics and physics of making sound.
This would be something new for me to teach. But I could definitely use it from a coding perspective.
I had fun modifying the code and trying to figure out how to modify the notes. I really wanted to complete that song “never gonna give you up”.
Of cause the kids would have no idea about the song, however they could attempt to recreate something else.
Definitely a fitting song for this group!
Sorry I’m so late to the game here. I really enjoyed this activity! I do a project in class where one aspect has us look at noise levels across the school buildings, but the sensor we use isn’t particularly clear or easy to make sense of the data that we get back. I can already envision this taking that activity to the next level.
Currently we code that sensor using a micro:bit, so moving to the arduino coding might prove tricky, but it’s a challenge I want to explore!
I wonder if you could use ambient sound? Possibly create ambient soundscapes or compare existing ambient recordings, rather than dive headfirst into the creation of music?
Great to hear of your upcoming progression of micro:bit to arduino coding.
This lesson had significant layers. It was very interesting and informative, but it would take much more time to cover this lesson and all it’s components than previous lessons. I would start by reviewing the vocabulary and using supplemental materials (ie: videos) to help discuss and review the concepts behind sound. Very cool!