Circuit Practice with BlocklyProp

What it's about

Learn to build simple circuits on a Propeller microcontroller development board, and create BlocklyProp graphical programs to interact with them. In no time, you will be blinking LEDs, controlling LEDs with pushbuttons, playing notes on a piezo speaker, and more. The circuits are built on on the Propeller Activity Board (original or WX) or on a breadboard with a Propeller FLiP module. Using a multicore microcontroller, standard breadboard, and basic electronic components, you will be building real-world STEM skills.

Hardware needed

  • Propeller Activity Board (original or WX version) - or -
  • Propeller FLiP
  • USB A to Mini-B cable (Activity Board) / USB A to Micro-B cable (FLiP)
  • A variety of common components, listed in each tutorial. These are in the bag labled #572-28122 in the BlocklyProp Starter Kit (#32520), Propeller FLiP Try-it Kit (#32023, coming soon!) or What's a Microcontroller? Parts Kit (#28122).

Before you start

After you finish

You will be ready to make your own projects that combine these simple electronic components.  How about making an LED blink faster by turning a dial, or using pushbuttons to make the piezo speaker beep different tunes?

Once you have learned Simple Circuits, you will be ready to put those new skills to the test!