(Archive of: http://www.thing-a-day2.com/2008/02/29/day-29-thing-29-one-more-thing/)
Today I “made” my 12 year old son program his own robot on his own computer.
It’s not a thing necissarily but a culmination of things (1,10,24,and,26). I didn’t take photographs of him doing it but I had him download the arduino platform and then walked him through running the blink example program and then he modified it to blink for random times. After that we wrote a program together which tested the touch sensor (thing 24) by driving slowly until it touches something.
After which we were exausted and he went to sleep.
It was good way to end the month.