Scientix Webinar: Open source hardware
Type of event: webinar
Target groups: counsellors, teachers
Topic: applied sciences, science education, technology
Language of event: English
The webinar will take place on 24 November 2015 at 18.00 CET in the Scientix online meeting room. After registration, you will receive an email with instructions. NB: Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis!
In this webinar, Francisco Pérez will present various open hardware solutions (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel Leonardo, etc.) to be used at schools. Open-source hardware consists of programmable physical artefacts of technology that can be created by our students. All these artefacts are useful not only for STEM classes but for Arts classes since we can mix all sorts of knowledge to foster creativity.
Arduino is a well-known open source hardware, with many available clones and easy to create it from their components.
Examples will be given using processing programming language by using a single LED to understand basic electronics concepts as digital and analog inputs or outputs. We can also create more complex devices using analog inputs as pollution sensors in STEM classes or specific Processing libraries: e.g. augmented reality, computer vision, text to speech, among others.
The focus will be on how to use them in the classroom. At the end, he would like to invite the participants to share their know-how of open source hardware and their experience with them in real contexts.
About the presenter:
Francisco Pérez is Scientix Deputy Ambassador, a teacher of technology at Pompeu Fabra high school (age 12 to 18) and a part-time professor at the University of Barcelona. He organised teacher training at international and EU level and he is project manager of IT school projects being the last one www.arteducation.eu relating Arts, Augmented reality and open hardware. His website is www.tecnologies.net