Cat Lamin is a former primary school teacher who now makes a living sharing her knowledge of education, particularly as it relates to computer science. She founded the Coding Evenings movement and is a regular at Raspberry Jams in the South East. She recently attended PyConUK and gave a talk titled “Why do kids need to learn to code?” It’s a terrific talk – it sums up the issues that teachers face with the new curriculum and looks at ways they can be helped, and help themselves.
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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.