Greetings everyone! As I am trying to establish myself on the wonderful adafruit blog, I though I would offer the opportunity to everyone to ask me questions about using many of the tools found on the site in the classroom.
If you missed my intro post a couple of weeks ago, I have been teaching high school Technology Education for 7 years and have made it my goal to bring as much new technology into the classroom as possible. Currently I use my 3D printer, laser cutter, plasma cutter, Arduinos, and your standard “shop” equipment to teach a sort of applied physics courses I call Conventional and Alternative Energy Systems.
So if you have any questions about using tools like these in the classroom, need curriculum ideas, or just have questions about teaching, submit a response to the survey below and I will do my best to answer!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.