In our second arduino session the main learning points included using resistors to limit the flow of current, and how they can be utilised in series and parallel circuits. We looked into the use of push-buttons in our circuits and some more advanced code to supplement our knowledge for the coming project. The left-hand image shows the circuit setup we used for our button-blink arduino code, including the use of a push-button and resistor.
During our own time we also played around with some sketches and ideas to gauge, further more, what our design will do function wise and how it will look. We explored different mechanisms we could use to mimic plant behaviour, and considered how we could use the arduino uno and our C++ code to make our concepts happen.