Casting a wider net

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HandHeld Learning 2009 talk on how Arduino is changing how people and students learn about electronics and become creative in non-traditional ways.

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Casting a wider net

  1. 1. Casting a wider net Teaching creativity differently. Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino CEO & Co-Founder Tinker.it!
  2. 2. Tinker.it! London
  3. 3. www.tinker.it
  4. 4. Dave Mellis Gianluca Martino Tom Igoe David Cuartielles Massimo Banzi
  5. 5. Arduino.cc
  6. 6. Arduino Open source hardware hacking platform for artists, designers and hobbyists.
  7. 7. Arduino A cheap and easy way to learn and experiment with electronics.
  8. 8. The basics Born out of academia in 2005 (Interaction Design Institue Ivrea) Manufactured in Italy Sold in 28 countries More than 60K units sold
  9. 9. Arduino USB Mega Lilypad Pro Mini Nano
  10. 10. Arduino USB Seeduino Freeduino Boarduino Gainer IO
  11. 11. What can you do with it? Pretty much anything you like…
  12. 12. Track your cat CaTaLog http://www.nermal.org/
  13. 13. Track if your plants need water Botanicalls
  14. 14. Tell the world your baby is kicking Kickbee
  15. 15. Check how much energy you use Ambient Orb & Current Cost meter hack, Nick O’Leary
  16. 16. Teaching Arduino Hands on & learning by doing
  17. 17. MIT Media Lab, Boston IDEO, Chicago NYU, New York Parson’s School of Design, New York Smart Design, San Francisco The Bartlett School of Architecture Royal College of Art Central St Martins The AA Goldsmiths Middlesex University St Paul’s School for Boys University of Malmo, Sweden CIID, Denmark Interactive Institute, Sweden INRIA, France FH Postdam, Germany Art + Com , Germany Fabrica, Italy Hyperwerk, Switzerland
  18. 18. Flexible teaching materials Community moves faster than traditional publications
  19. 19. Open learning process Help through online conversations/forums
  20. 20. Montessori 2.0 Help through conversations/meetups/housing
  21. 21. UK Hackspaces Arduinofun.com
  22. 22. 5 Thoughts
  23. 23. 0. CTL + C, CTL + V Teaching programming through self-directed projects
  24. 24. 1. Failure is part of the process Expertise and success is an ongoing process
  25. 25. 3. Teaching the value of open source Sharing experiences and resources is a good thing in a downturn.
  26. 26. 4. Intergenerational experiences Learning together, teachers, parents and students.
  27. 27. Thank you! Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino alex@tinker.it // twitter.com/tinker_it

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