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Our mission is to popularize and proliferate STEM and STEAM Education, provide facilities for learning to children and keep them away from developing self destructing habits.
18 children have signed up for this year's AZ FLL competition with the library in Arizona. Coaching started from 18th September, 2016. This year's effort is led by Dr. Anna Prakash Ph. D.
We have opened a Mobile Makers/Robotics laboratory in Arizona equipped with Intel Edison platform and Arduino 101 Board with sensor kits, LEGO robotic kits, 3D Printer and Drones to teach students how to build/program IOT devices/robots/drones and use 3d printers.
While schools with better resources may provide their students with some exposure to this exciting IOT technology that is going to be proliferated widely and touch everyone’s life, students in schools in minority dominated areas, remote areas and poor neighborhoods and from low–income families are at a tremendous disadvantage. This initiative proposes to address this imbalance in the exposure of students to this exciting technology, in which Intel is taking a leadership position.
Benefits of the laboratory will be: a. Development of Creative thinking to solve a problem, b. Hands on experience in building a device, c. Coding to make the device/robot/drone work as planned and coded and d. Proliferation and popularization of STEM education. We believe, students actively taking part in these activities will be encouraged to study STEM education.
Three Intel edison classes are now offered from the library to familiarize students with Intel IOT platform. These classes also teach how to program using arduino and node.js and build home automation systems. Please contact us if you are interested.
To make basic projects the following kits will be required:
3. Grove Indoor enviornment Kit for Intel Edison - This document also has project ideas.
For Support, you can also refer to Intel Maker Support Page.
29th September, 2015. Chandanshamala Library:
Here are the steps for using Arduino IDE, Base shield and LCD to display "Hello World":
1, Open the Grove Starter Kit Plus for Intel IOT edition for Intel Galileo Gen 2 and Edison box and identify the base shield and LCD display and connecting cables.
2. Mount the base shield on the Edison Expansion board alligning the male and female connectors.
3. Connect one end of the connecting cables to LCD connection port and the other end to one of the I2C ports on the base shield.
4. Connect the barrel connector to the Edison Expansion board.
5. Connect the middle micro USB port to the computer.
6. Open Arduino IDE.
7. In a browser window, Please go to https://github.com/Seeed-Studio/Grove_LCD_RGB_Backlight.
8. Copy the rgb_lcd.cpp and rgb_lcd.h file to ****/arduino/libraries/src folder in your computer.
9. Click on examples - from the area in Step 7.
10. Click on "Hello World".
11. Click on "HelloWorld.ino" file. This is the code you need for your experiment.
12. Copy this code and past it as a new file, in Arduino IDE (Step 6). Save this file.
Now we are all set to run the hello world program....
13. Go to the Arduino IDE window and click on the arrow sign for upload below the Edit tab.
14. This will compile and upload the program to the Edison board and " Hello World" should be displayed in the LCD......
For Intel Edison Expansion board set up for Arduino Experiments and Other Project Instructions, Please go to Makers' Projects Page.
From http://www.ed.gov/stem website:
"[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world..."
— President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015
Read more about US government's initiatives and analysis on STEM education here: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Education for Global Leadership.
For this season, submission deadline is over but if anyone is interested - they should get started with projects based on intel edison and curie SOC, so that they can participate in the next season.
Last date of submission: August 19th, 2016.
An Appeal to All Makers - Please Participate!
From intel.com website:
Competitors will vie for $1 million in prizes and the opportunity to bring their creations to market.
A Team from the library took part in the 2015 AZ FLL competition (Arizona First Lego League). Project was about how to handle trash in a environmentally friendly way and our team learnt how to come up with strategies required to get the maximum number of tasks done in the alloted amount of time, make/build the accessories and program the robot to do the tasks: