Arduino, the open-source electronics platform used in Empow’s Arduino Circuit Design series of classes, designs and manufactures single-board micro-controllers and micro-controller kits for building digital devices. What does that mean for students interested in what circuits have to tell us? Arduino boards read inputs, like a light sensor, a pressed button, or even a Twitter messages; students in the class will get to explore and experiment with these kinds of circuitry via teacher-led hardware demonstrations, hands-on projects, and simulated practice environments.
While circuitry design certainly remains a viable gateway to a professional career, it’s also a fundamental component of our everyday lives. By utilizing TinkerCad circuits for simulation, and engaging with teacher-led demonstrations of applying those designs to an Arduino, this class isn’t just great STEM education, it’s an investment in the way our world works, now and in the future.
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