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Arduino for Kids by Vijay Varada, Rishi Gaurav Bhatnagar, Priya Kuber

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Chapter 3. Components and Connections

Things you will learn in this chapter are as follows:

  • Electricity
  • Current
  • Voltage
  • Resistors
  • Capacitors
  • Series and parallel connections
  • Sensors
  • Physics behind sensors
  • Common sensors to be used in the projects
  • Making your own sensor

Exploring electricity

When was the last time you spotted lightning? Have you ever felt a jolt while getting out of your car, during winters? How do you think the lights go on immediately after you press the switch?

Note

Take a balloon, fill it up with air, and close the mouth of the balloon tightly. Now rub the balloon against your dry hair; do this for a few seconds, and take the balloon close to the wall. What happens when you do this? Write it down in your observation notebook.

From static electricity ...

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