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How to Choose a Microcontroller for your Classroom (HP71)

Thursday, March 5 3:15 pm–5:05 pm
WCC - ro

Pre-Registration Required (Open)

What are all these microcontroller boards and how do I use them?? This workshop covers the basics of common microcontrollers like Arduino, micro:bit, and the Raspberry Pi. Participants will learn about hardware features, software coding languages, and examples of what we can (and can't) do with them. This workshop is designed for educators looking to decide what microcontrollers to start working with and invest in for their classrooms or other educational environments.

Type: BYOD Workshop
Focus Area: Coding, CTE, CTO/IT Specialists, Digital Citizenship, Emerging Trends, Makerspace, Robotics, Special Ed, STEM/STEAM, Teacher Librarian
Skill Level: All levels
BYOD Needs: Any laptop to access the course materials is sufficient for this workshop. We may have some time at the end to play with specific microcontrollers, however it is not required. If you would like to explore with the micro:bit and Circuit Playground Express microcontrollers, you'll need an Internet connection and the ability to download code from Make Code (www.MakeCode.org). If you would like to explore with the Arduino board, please download the Arduino IDE ahead of time from here: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Note: Be sure your electronic device has a fully charged battery as only limited power sources will be available.
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Presented by

Jennifer Fox Jennifer Fox, FoxBot Industries

Jennifer Fox is an engineer, a maker, and an educator. After dabbling in dark matter (B.S., Physics, Occidental College), Fox settled into engineering (M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UCLA) with a blend of inventing and education, leading her to found FoxBot Industries in mid-2015. Fox’s work through FoxBot Industries has been featured by SparkFun Electronics, Adafruit Industries, Make: Media, Living Computers: Museum + Labs, Instructables, HackaDay, IEEE, and the Pacific Science Center