23 Mar '12, 8pm

SparkFun's introduction to microcontrollers for K-12 educators: I just heard from the guys and gals at SparkFun

I just heard from the guys and gals at SparkFun Electronics (www.sparkfun.com ) that they will be hosting a new class called Introduction to Microcontrollers for Educators on March 31 and April 1 , 2012. This workshop, which will focus on covering the basics of embedded electronics and physical computing, is offered through a partnership with the Colorado School of Mines (www.mines.edu ). Through this relationship, students in the class will have the option of receiving one unit of credit to the School of Mines. The Introduction to Microcontrollers for Educators class is designed to not only familiarize teachers with embedded electronics, but to provide them with ways to help integrate physical computing into their lesson plans. The class will cover everything from conductive play dough and giant breadboards, to programming and learning how to solder. “We're really excited...

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