The AT&T and Junior Achievement Arduino program introduces students to electronics, embedded systems, and programming using the fun and easy-to-learn Arduino platform. Instructors guide students through experiments ranging from the basics of wiring components on a breadboard, to writing complex programs which read sensors and control various output devices. Students are introduced to potential uses for the technologies, and are encouraged to collaborate at home and at school to invent new applications.
The Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It is intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
AT&T and Junior Achievement offer these courses to foster interest in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in young men and women in the United States.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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