In the July school holidays, Catalyst runs a three-day ‘Arduino Academy’on the 11, 12 and 13 July . Applications are open for the eight places available
Aimed at senior secondary school students, the Catalyst Arduino Academy is three days of learning about the Arduino.
“We hope we can inspire the students to continue to further develop their new-found knowledge on their own, or at their schools, once they have finished the Academy,” said Ian Beardslee, Catalyst OS Academy Co-ordinator.
Arduino (http://arduino.cc) is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs and turn them into an output. The Arduino Academy starts the first day working through parts of the Freetronics Experimenter’s Kit to get an understanding of circuits and basic Arduino programming. Day two and three are spent working through combining various components to build on that knowledge.
If someone you know is in Year 11 to 13 at Secondary School and can be in Wellington for the Academy, get them to head to https://ako.floss.ac.nz for the online application.