Creating a Controller for a micro:bit Game

My students enjoy playing a micro:bit-based game I help them code, but this year I wanted to extend the learning by having them create a controller for the game.... Continue reading

What is a PCB?

BY Megan Hemmings 11/12/19, 6:39 AM

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Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are so fundamental in electronics, that people often forget to explain what they are. Here, we’re going to break down the mystery and explain what they are, how ... Continue reading

Introducing AI to the Classroom

BY Hailey Blessing 11/5/19, 6:45 AM

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We’ve covered some great introductory options to robotics, and discussed reasons why robotics is beneficial for your students, but where do you go when your students are already fairly skilled? The ... Continue reading

The Results are In: 2019 Educator Survey

BY Megan Hemmings 10/29/19, 6:21 AM

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Thank you to everyone who took time to complete our Educator Survey. The feedback you provided will help guide us in the coming months. Now, without further ado, here are some of the highlights of ... Continue reading

New Curriculum: Arduino and Raspberry Pi (Plus Bonus micro:bit Curriculum)

Have you ever wanted to add physical computing and electronics to your class but weren’t sure how to do so? We’re here to help with new curriculum options for both Arduino and Raspberry Pi as well as ... Continue reading

Win a Robotics Bundle for Your School

BY Hailey Blessing 10/15/19, 6:41 AM

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We’re very excited about the release of Sphero’s new RVR  (and our expansion kits, of course) and want to share that excitement with 5 lucky schools. Each winning school will receive a Robotics ... Continue reading

The Learning Benefits of Having Students Build Their Own Robots

  I think it’s safe to say if you’re reading this blog, we can agree on some level that robotics is pretty cool. However, cool doesn’t necessarily justify adding it to your curriculum or getting ... Continue reading

Help Us, Help You: Educator Survey

BY Hailey Blessing 10/3/19, 6:21 AM

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We want to hear from you! We released a brief survey (10 minutes or less) so we can fine-tune our content and make sure we’re sending you relevant information. We want to hear about what topics ... Continue reading

Webinar Series - Bring Science to Life with gator:board Sensors for micro:bit

Join us for a series of webinars to learn all about how to bring middle school science to life through programming and instrumentation building using micro:bit and SparkFun's line of gator:boards.... Continue reading

Solving Breadboarding Woes with a micro:bit Dashboard

My name is Peter Hanson, and I teach an elective class at Aspen Middle School for seventh graders called Think, Make and Improve (TMI). It’s a class I created two years ago to expose students to ... Continue reading

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