Helicopter with Pinoo
Project Purpose: To make a helicopter project by using a servo motor and lcd module with the Pinoo control card.
Duration: 2 lessons
Age Group: 9 years and older
Set Used: Pinoo Full Set
• Learns to code Pinoo control card.
• Learns to use the LCD module.
• Learns to use DC motor.
• Improves the skill of setting up algorithms.
• Improves coding skill.
Materials to be used: Mblock 3 program, Pinoo control card, lcd module, dc motor
Materials Required for Design: Colored cardboard, scissors and a utility knife, forex, silicone gun and silicone.
For our project, let's start by designing the helicopter first.
We draw one of the sides of the helicopter on the colored cardboard.
We cut the drawing with scissors.
We draw and cut once again from the same drawing. Thus, we get 2 sides of the helicopter.
We silicon the dc motor on the upper part of one of the sides.
We silicon the other side to the dc motor.
We cut strips 2.5 cm thick.
We begin to silicon the strips that we cut so that the tip of the dc motor is exposed.
Using these strips, we cover the exposed lower and upper part.
We cut 2 strips of 1 cm thickness.
We silicon the two from the midpoint.
We silicon this shape to the tip of the dc motor.
We cut the parts from the forex to be 20x10cm, 20x6cm, 10x6cm, 10x6cm with a utility knife.
With these parts, we are making a platform on which the helicopter can stand.
We open ahole on the front of the platform where the lcd module screen can enter with a utility knife.
We silicon the LCD screen to the hole.
We silicon the helicopter onto the platform.
We attach the connection cables of the modules to the Pinoo control board.
We install the LCD module on the 10. door while the DC motor to the connecting part.
We plug in the USB connection cable to the Pinoo card and to the computer.
Now we can start coding.
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.
We start with the Pinoo Program code block. Then we prepare the LCD screen
We add the code block by repeating 10 times from the control window.
Repeat 10 times by adding the LCD print coding into the code block, and we print the "TAKE UP" text in the 1st Line 1. Column and the text "PREPARED" in the 2nd Line 1. Column. Then we wait 3 seconds.
Then we clean the LCD screen and start the DC motor. We specify the working time as 8 seconds.
Then, by adding the LCD print coding, we print the text "INITIATE" in the 1st Row, 1. Column, and the text "PREPARED" in the 2nd Line 1. Column.
Then start the dc motor and wait for 5 seconds.
After 5 seconds, we clean the LCD screen and stop the DC motor.
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 on the "Upload to Arduino" button selected in red.
Our codes are uploaded to our Pinoo control card.
We click on the "Close" button after the "Download Finished" text appears.
Working Status of the Project:
We are installing the 9V battery.
First, we will see the message that it is preparing for take- off and then the DC motor will start and turn to the propeller.
The helicopter will stop working a little after the Preparing for Landing message.