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Stage 4 Technology: Electronic Technologies Secondary

Duration: 90 minutes

This program runs at Museums Discovery Centre Castle Hill and Powerhouse Museum Ultimo.

Ever wondered how TV remotes, game controllers and other smart devices work? Discover how in this hands-on electronic technologies workshop.

Your class will gain an understanding of how non-computerised smart devices function thanks to microcontrollers such as Arduino. Using code language based on C/C++, learners will also discover how to control an Arduino featuring the MAAS ThinkerShield.

Your class will be guided in how to write code to control the ThinkerShield’s LED lights and create custom light patterns, and once learners have mastered that, the possibilities are endless! They can experiment, tinker and invent with the ThinkerShield’s many components to demonstrate their gained coding knowledge.


Learner$15Groups of 18 or more
Session$240 minimum chargeGroups of 17 and less
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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Powerhouse Museum venue page, including:

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Learning Resources

Australian Curriculum

ACTDIP030 (Digital Technologies) 

ACTDIP029 (Digital Technologies) 

Curriculum Links

NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum

Link Description
TE4-1DPdesigns, communicates and evaluates innovative ideas and creative solutions to authentic problems or opportunities

NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum

Link Description
TE4-4DPdesigns algorithms and implements them in an appropriate programming language
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