We briefly mentioned the Bett Show 2020 in an article about a Snapdragon 7c laptop for education that Microsoft will showcase at the event, but Arduino Education is also present and introduced four new educational kits for pupils and students at different stages of their curriculum.
Education Starter Kit – Age: 11+
This kit is for secondary school pupils with no prior experience with electronics or programming. It comes with Arduino boards, breadboard, a multimeter, and other accessories to get started. The kit also includes teacher guides and lessons to wire projects and start programming.
IoT Starter Kit – Age: 14+
The IoT starter kit (no photo provided) requires some basic knowledge and targets advanced secondary school and university students who want to learn about the Internet of Things with the kits including various sensors and step-by-step tutorials for ten different projects to help students get introduced to automation, logging, graphing and analyzing sensor data, and triggering events.
CTC GO! Motions Expansion Pack – Age: 14+
This expansion pack is designed for the existing CTC GO! – Core Module for up to 24 students, and targets students who already went through some of the 20 online learning sessions. They can learn more advanced programming concepts as well as the basics of motors and transmission mechanisms. Educators will get training including webinars, videos, guides, and direct contact with an expert.
Engineering Kit Rev2 – Age: 17+
Arduino Engineering Kit Rev2 is an update to the kit shown above meant to be used by high school and university students over 17 years old.
Arduino did not provide a photo for the new kit, but explains it “is a practical, hands-on tool that demonstrates key concepts, core aspects of mechatronics, and MATLAB and Simulink programming”. Arduino joined MathWorks to developed the kit that will include three projects to teach the basics of engineering.
None of the new Arduino STEAM kits appear to be available right now, some are listed on resellers website but with no price. There’s some code on Arduino Github for the CTC GO! Motions Expansion pack.
Via Arduino Blog.
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