Assignment 5: Circuits

Here is the diagram and calculations for my circuits. Was still confused about exactly how much resistance to use for what.

And Vimeo links to both circuits: Circuit 1 , Circuit 2

I’ve been looking forward to using Arduino in projects for a long time, so it was nice to get started last class. I like the hands-on nature of physical computing and the fact that you can see the immediate result of your work, which is a change from Processing.

I’m still new to making circuits and using electricity, so it would be nice to understand those concepts a bit more. Why do we use certain resistors for certain components? How should this be calculated? Do you need to refer to the specs of all components?