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by The G
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: BTEC Unit 6 - SAMs (the egg timer) sample solution
Replies: 20
Views: 13880

Re: BTEC Unit 6 - SAMs (the egg timer) sample solution

Something that has come up in the preparation for the exam is that no internet is allowed. It is going to be quite difficult to compare alternative hardware and solutions without knowing what the scenario actually is in advance. Also potential improvements / technological advancements. And no online...
by The G
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: Ultrasonic EBM019 Sensors
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Re: Ultrasonic EBM019 Sensors

Excellent, thank you - that was really clear and I have now got the ultrasonic sensor to work!

I am going to try to work out the other sensors (infrared, humidity, temperature) using the same logic looking at the datasheets... is there anything that is different that I should watch out for?
by The G
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: Ultrasonic EBM019 Sensors
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Re: Ultrasonic EBM019 Sensors

Hi, The only other Analog inputs are on port E, so you will need to connect the ultrasonic sensor to port E So please bear with me... as I have been trying to do this with both the ultrasonic and infrared sensors. I have changed hardware to Port E, as well as the component macro references which ca...
by The G
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: BTEC Unit 6 - SAMs (the egg timer) sample solution
Replies: 20
Views: 13880

Re: BTEC Unit 6 - SAMs (the egg timer) sample solution

CANCELLED DESTROY THE EGG :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: You have done a lot of work preparing all of this - much appreciated that you are willing to share the resources! I hope that eventually I shall be competent enough to contribute and not just try to learn a new subject. I really empathise with students...
by The G
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: Ultrasonic EBM019 Sensors
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Ultrasonic EBM019 Sensors

Hi, I am having difficulty using the ultrasonic sensor with the E-Blocks Combo board EB083. The test programs and examples all use a standalone LCD panel which makes the choice of ports simple enough for me to understand, but when using the combo board, that takes up Port A and B. I am possibly miss...
by The G
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: BTEC Unit 6 - SAMs (the egg timer) sample solution
Replies: 20
Views: 13880

Re: BTEC Unit 6 - SAMs (the egg timer) sample solution

Very helpful indeed! And structured in a way aligned with the mark-scheme and sample learner answers from BTEC.
by The G
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: Suggestions to improve the content/delivery of Unit 6
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: Suggestions to improve the content/delivery of Unit 6

- This one is for all teachers/centres who deliver the unit: share helpful resources or links (for example the very helpful sheep stuff from Q Branch). This should however be done on an access controlled section of the site where only teachers have access...
by The G
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: Suggestions to improve the content/delivery of Unit 6
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Suggestions to improve the content/delivery of Unit 6

I'll start this off... - this one is for Matrix - for the eBlocks/Flowcode introduction guide - have a separate teacher and student edition. Teachers should be given access to all solutions, which would allow us to work backwards when some part of the theory/explanation does not make sense. Sometime...
by The G
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: BTEC Unit 6 – mind the gap
Replies: 3
Views: 1762

Re: BTEC Unit 6 – mind the gap

Pearson are moving in the right direction with the new BTEC Unit 6. The problem is in the gap between the Unit 6 specification and the Pearson books, sample assessments and sample marked learner work. The books are light on content compared with the specification and sample assessments. I totally a...
by The G
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: Re: BTEC Course - Exercise 9 Program 1 Part 2 - Keypad program
Replies: 6
Views: 3151

Re: BTEC Course - Exercise 9 Program 1 Part 2 - Keypad program

Hi Steve, Thanks, and yes I understand the theory completely. I am finding this very frustrating as a first time teacher in this topic. It feels embarrassing at times actually. Anyway, I have tried again and still cannot do this. I have attached one of my 47 attempts (yes 47 I kid you not.) Please a...
by The G
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: Re: BTEC Course - Exercise 9 Program 1 Part 2 - Keypad program
Replies: 6
Views: 3151

Re: BTEC Course - Exercise 9 Program 1 Part 2 - Keypad program

I've tried my best to solve this, but it is outside of my ability! :shock: :oops: I don't know if the person who wrote the course guide is on the forum, but could you please provide an answer program for this task on page 26 - Exercise 9 as per the highlights line on the image attached. Thanks! Prog...
by The G
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: Re: BTEC Course - Exercise 9 Program 1 Part 2 - Keypad program
Replies: 6
Views: 3151

Re: BTEC Course - Exercise 9 Program 1 Part 2 - Key

Hi G, If I am reading this correctly you are asking how the component macros work to sample the keypad. The keypad macros basically do a scan of the keypad pins by performing the following. We set one of the column pins high and the rest are driven low. We then read the input values of the row pins...
by The G
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: Re: BTEC Course - Exercise 9 Program 1 Part 2 - Keypad program
Replies: 6
Views: 3151

BTEC Course - Exercise 9 Program 1 Part 2 - Keypad program without using macro

Hi, Until there is a dedicated BTEC section, I'll start off the topics with BTEC Course so that it's easy to find and move later if necessary... I am not a skilled programmer so please go easy on me! I am working through the exercises in your guide: http://www.matrixtsl.com/resources/files/datasheet...
by The G
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: BTEC Level 3 Engineering - Unit 6 - Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
Replies: 3
Views: 2029

Re: BTEC Level 3 Engineering - Unit 6 - Microcontroller Systems for Engineers

If you (or anyone else) has specific issues or questions on the exercises in our course or on Unit 6 in general, please post them here Hi Steve, Thanks for the response and that would be a great help. Is there any way we could have a section on the forum rather than just one topic with all the ques...
by The G
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: BTEC Unit 6
Topic: BTEC Level 3 Engineering - Unit 6 - Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
Replies: 3
Views: 2029

BTEC Level 3 Engineering - Unit 6 - Microcontroller Systems for Engineers

Hi All, I am a teacher at a Sixth Form College in Suffolk, delivering the Level 3 BTEC Engineering Extended Diploma. Just wondering if there is anyone on here either also delivering it, or involved with the design of the resources (and the Introduction pdf about E-Blocks and Flowcode 7)? It would be...