Laurence Osborne, Joe Tapson

This week we have continued to develop our project, we expanded our initial exploration into how snakes react to noise and the way in which snakes move and looked into the movements of other creatures such as millipedes and caterpillars. We produced a concept of how a caterpillar movement can be replicated using an automated mechanism that reacts to light.

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In class we continued to explore circuitry and applied to complex codes and circuit boards using the Arduino software. We were introduced to a potentiometer, a voltage divider used for measuring electric potential and were able to see the effects of increasing or decreasing the voltage by turning the dial. We also used a LDR (Light Dependent Resistor), a device that is has varying resistance that depends on light intensity. We explored the potential of using this LDR in a night light and how multiple LED’s can be used in a circuit.

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