Smart Helmet with Pinoo

 Purpose of the Project: To make a smart helmet project using the Pinoo Control Card and LED and LDR modules.

Duration: 2 lessons

Age Group: 9 years and older

Pinoo Set: Basic Set, invention set, maker set and full set.

Benefits:

  • Learns to code Pinoo control card.
  • Learns to use the LED module.
  • Learns to use the Ldr module.
  • Improves the skill of setting up algorithms.
  • Improves coding skill.

  

Required Materials: Mblock 3 program, Pinoo sensor card, 3 led modules, ldr module.

 

 

 

Materials Required for Design: Hard hat, silicone gun and silicone.

 

 

                 

 

 

Project Preparation:

For our project, let's start with the coding part first. In this project, it will be easier to finish the coding first and place it in the helmet.

  

For our project, let's start with the coding part first. In this project, it will be easier to finish the coding first and place it in the helmet.

 

 

Then we plug in the usb cable. We plug the other end into the computer and open the Mblock program.

 

Adding Pinoo extension:

 

From the Extensions tab, we click on the "Manage Extensions" option.

 

In the window that opens, we type "Pinoo" into the search engine and simply say ‘’download’’ to the result. It was installed on our computer.

 

 Connecting the Pinoo sensor board to the computer:

 

 

In Mblock 3, we click on the "Connect" tab on the upper left.

 

 

We click on the "Serial Port" section from the opened window and select the "COM6" option from the opened page.

NOTE: Since the port entries of each computer are different, the numbers can vary.

 

 

We click on the Cards tab.

 

We select the "Arduino Nano" card option used by the Pinoo sensor card from the window that opens.

 

We click on the Extensions tab.

 

 

In the window that opens, we select the extension "Pinoo" of the sensor card we use.

 

 

We click on the Connect tab.

 

We click on "Firmware Update" from the window that opens.

 

 

 

Coding part:

  

Clicking the green flag, we run it to see the ambient light value on the screen.

 

 

If the light value is less than 200, we code the LEDs to turn on, if not.

 

 

 

In order to upload our codes to the Pinoo sensor card, we make the "Pinoo Program" command at the beginning of the event and delete the code we use to display the light value on the screen.

 

 

* The purpose here is to light up the LEDs when it is dark.

NOTE: This project is also for those who use helmets for safety needs.

 

We right click on the "Pinoo Program" command and select the "Upload to Arduino" option in the window that opens.

 

 

On the page that opens, we click the "Upload to Arduino" button selected in red.

 

 

 

Our codes are uploaded to our Pinoo sensor card.

 

We click on the "Close" button after the "Download Finished" text appears. After the loading is finished, the Pinoo card and sensors are placed in the hard hat.

 

Placing the Pinoo card and sensors on the helmet:

 

 

                

We place the sensors with silicon so that the Ldr sensor is on the top and the LEDs are below. Then we install the battery and try.

 

Working Status of the Project:

 

                          

 

With Pinoo sets, children can make hundreds of projects with materials they can easily find in their homes.