The Latest Physical Computing Development, PELARS Project

Posted by on November 9, 2015

We recently got the first batch of boards for our PELARS* European grant project. We have been working really hard with our partners to bring a system that will help improve physical computing and education altogether. It was 2005 when this board was created:
 

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“An early Arduino board[8] with an RS-232 serial interface (upper left) and an Atmel ATmega8 microcontroller chip (black, lower right)…” (Wikipedia, n.d.)
 
Many years have passed since it was featured as the main image of the Arduino website. Ten years after, in 2015, we have just accomplished to develop the first generation of new boards that will change the way technology is used and taught in schools. It seems like Arduino is getting smaller and growing in number at the same time!
 
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We will continue to develop the next physical computing and education tools thanks to the great collaboration we have with our PELARS partners.
 
*Pelars stands for Practice-based Experiential Learning Analytics Research And Support. Pelars is a project meant for improving how teachers, learners and technologies can support one another in hands-on learning of science, technology and math (STEM). Pelars will develop technologies (kits, sensing and electronic systems for classrooms) that will help teachers and learners understand what happens when people do science and math in the classroom.

 
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PELARS project has received funding from the European’s Seventh Framework Programme for research technological development and demonstrations under grant agreement 619738.

If you want to follow up the development of the project in depth, visit the PELARS main page at: http://learningmaking.eu

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