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Penguin Bot 2.0 (Arduino Nano) 

Starter code here.

Starter Arduino Kit

Try virtual coding challenges and experience the empowerment of learning to code with Arduino.

When you are ready, this Basic Arduino UNO Kit includes everything you need to complete the coding challenges (and more) with actual hardware! Check out the official Arduino Learning Site for everything you need to get started!

Arduino Starter Pack

Arduino Starter Pack

$40.00

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Micro:bit Kits

See Microsoft MakeCode for lots of exciting projects!

Micro:bit, Pocket-Sized, programmable Computer

Micro:bit, Pocket-Sized, programmable Computer

$40.00

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The following quotes have inspired me over the years to start this business.

 

"For this reason, Arduino Day 2021 will be titled ‘Undistancing: Open Makes Us Close’ — a phrase that embodies the power of the open source community to shorten any physical distance through new opportunities to collaborate, innovate, and get (virtually) closer."

https://day.arduino.cc/#learn-more

https://tuit.tech/codingchallenges/

 

"We are all makers."

https://www.ted.com/talks/dale_dougherty_we_are_makers

 

"The entrepreneurial mind-set is important ...the way that innovation works is one of iteration and building on previous knowledge. I think entrepreneurship provides a wonderful model to get students thinking in that manner."

http://thelearningexchange.ca/videos/maker-space-mindset/

 

"We believe that digital skills are tools of empowerment.

The world is changing, and we want Canada to be ready. We’re here to make sure that all Canadians -- particularly women, girls, people with disabilities, Indigenous youth and newcomers -- have access to the knowledge they need to prosper in our digital world."

https://www.canadalearningcode.ca/

 

"Technology is revolutionizing our world, and she who knows how to code holds the power of change in her hands."

http://www.onwie.ca/programs/go-code-girl/

 

"On International Women's Day, GGC wants you to think big and dream even bigger! This instant meeting is focused on entrepreneurship and celebrating the inspiring women who drive innovation."

http://www.guidingmosaic.ca/WEB/Documents/GGC/programs/Instant-Meeting-IWD-2018.pdf

 

"Mindset is key ... Maker pedagogies promote important principles including inquiry, play, imagination, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and personalized learning."

Ministry of Education Document: Meaningful Making:Establishing a Makerspace in Your School or Classroom

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/meaningful_making.html

 

"For the first time, teach coding or computer programming skills starting in Grade 1 to improve problem solving and fluency with technology, to prepare students for jobs of the future." 

New Ontario Mathematics Curriculum (K - 8) to Launch in Fall 2020

https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/06/ontario-introduces-new-math-curriculum-for-elementary-students.html

 

 "Even if you only know a little about project-based learning or you've never heard of makerspaces before, the starter kit is the perfect place to find out more." 

From: https://www.makingstartshere.com/teach 

This free, step-by-step guide (developed by AUTODESK) is packed with resources, tips and inspiration to help you launch a successful maker program. Adaptable to an online learning environment. Kitchen Table Maker Space anyone?

Maker-Program-Starter-Program.pdf