Analog Input – Making Sprite Move using Potentiometer

Analog Input
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Lesson Overview

Students will learn the following things: 

  • What is analog input and how to do it in PictoBlox.
  • What are evive’s Potentiometers and how to read their state using potentiometer () reading block?
  • Activity 1: In the activity, kids will move a mouse sprite using the potentiometer by changing the direction of the sprite.
  • Activity 2: Controlling the brightness of the LED using potentiometer.

Material Required

1 set of the following material per group of 3-5 students:

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USB A-B Cable1

Lesson Outline

Analog Input - 10 minutes
  • What is analog input?
  • Which evive pins are used for analog input?
  • How to use read analog pin () block to get the analog state of the selected pin in PictoBlox?
  • What is the range of value you get from the block and its significance? 
Potentiometer - 10 minutes
  • What is evive’s potentiometer?
  • How to read the state of potentiometer using potetiometer () reading block in PictoBlox.
Activity 1 - 25 minutes
  • Making a sprite control in PictoBlox where a mouse movement is controlled by changing the direction of the mouse using potentiometer 1 of evive.
Activity 2 - 15 minutes
  • Making a script to control the brightness of the LED using PWM and potentiometer 1.

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