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  1. 1. Its  an  arranged  marriage The  proud  surrogate  parents  gave  us  some  quiet  time  (not)  so  we  get  to  know   each  other,    hoping  we  get  along,  tinker  playfully  and  build  a  meaningful   relationship  before  taking  the  big  leap  (three,  to  be  precise)   Setting  us  on  our  way  with  a  handful  of  instructions  of  do’s  and  don’ts   they  did  say  if  I  play  my  codes  right  I  can  make  her  do  anything  I  want   ! Here  I  am  almost  5  weeks  into  a  whirlwind  relationship  and  people  have  asked   me  questions  like  “Whats  that?”   Scrambling  because  I  still  didn’t  know  enough  to  give  a  satisfactory  response,  I   began  digging  up  all  I  could  Find  to  make  sense  of  this  relationship;     Strange  &  exciting  times and  get  to  know  my  arduino  a  little  bit  better
  2. 2. of micros and acorns The  year  is  1981  and  the  British  Broadcasting  Corporation  (BBC)  is  all  set  to   launch  a  massive  computer  literacy  project  that  included  a  TV  show  “The   Computer  Programme”  and  the  production  of  an  accompanying  machine   called  the  “BBC  MICRO”  developed  by  ACORN  for  the  BBC  
  3. 3. BBC MICRO-What Born: 1981 Place: United Kingdom Creators: BBC & Acorn Price: The 32 bit RAM MICRO was priced at £399 Units sold: Acorn expected to sell 12,000 units and ended up selling a whopping 1.5 million units worldwide Purpose: The purpose of the MICRO was not just programming but also graphics, controlling peripheral devices, sound and vision and Artificial Intelligence it was
  4. 4. BBC MICRO-What it did... “The BBC Computer Literacy Project became one of the most successful computer literacy projects in history” BBC Micro was an excellent tool to introduce young people to programming The widespread availability of BBC BASIC led to the creation of a cottage industry to provide software for the computer Many of the ‘companies’ that were formed were started by young people who would later go on to establish the UK gaming industry as the third strongest in the world
  5. 5. “I started coding games at home when I was 11 years old There was an explosion of creativity, most of it coming from self-taught young men like us working at home” David Darling CBE is the co-founder of Codemasters and now runs Kwalee, a smartphone game developer.
  6. 6. ! ! ! “It was the BBC Micro that had the impact - mainly because of its spread throughout UK schools I hope machines like the Raspberry Pi can go on to do something similar for today's kids! It was so easy to learn on, to the extent just about everyone could write the program like this without even realising they were learning: 10 PRINT "Fred smells of wee" 20 GOTO 10” David Braben is chairman and founder of Frontier Developments, and a co-founding trustee of the charity The Raspberry Pi Foundation which plans to sell an ultra-low-cost computer.
  7. 7. “Because of its expandability and capability, it was probably responsible for more small start-up companies than any other computer of its time A huge number of companies started designing, manufacturing and selling third-party add-ons from bedrooms and garages across the country. I was one of them. I created a simple little memory expansion and sold a few via the classified ads” Jason Fitzpatrick is the Chairman and Chief Geek at the Centre for Computing History near Cambridge. He also runs a technical props company for the film and TV industry.
  8. 8. “It captured the imagination of a generation of programmers A great community grew up, with magazines such as Beebug, and user groups across the UK The community encouraged experimentation and sharing: almost everyone was figuring out computers for the first time, so there was a strong sense of learning together. Tips and techniques were shared as people discovered all the things you could do” Dan Crow is chief technology officer at the tour date tracking service Songkick. He previously worked at Apple and Google
  9. 9. -What Born: 2005 Place: Interaction Design Institute at Ivrea, Italy Creators: Massimo Banzi, David Cuartielles, David Mellis Origin of the name: Inspired by a bar in Italy “Bar Di Re Arduino”, originally a boys name in Italian meaning “brave friend” Price: $30 Units sold: Approx 250,000 Purpose: Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments it is
  10. 10. -What it is doing...
  11. 11. opportunities galore
  12. 12. Hackerlings?
  13. 13. A 12-Year-Old's Quest To Remake Education, One Arduino At A Time Twelve-year-old electronics prodigy Quin Etnyre wanted to make education more fun. So he became a teacher. Quin Etnyre, Inventor A shining star in the next generation of “makers” Enjoyed soldering circuit boards at Maker Faire Bay Area and started ordering components online and taught himself how to code Teaches Arduino coding and programming Launched his company Qtechknow in 2012. Struck a deal with SparkFun which now sells his product the “Qtechknow ArduSensors Kit” with tutorials written by Quin
  14. 14. FUZZ BOT: Quin started with a robot chassis kit for Arduino that he received last Christmas. "And then one morning, I decided to hook up a Parallax Ping sensor so that it could avoid obstacles," he says. "From then on, I worked on the code and perfected it." Quin also added extra functionality; the FuzzBot can clean floors. Now he's working on a wireless controller Quin also developed the “Gas Cap” or what he likes to call “a fart sensor”. A cap with LEDs that blinks when it detects Methane
  15. 15. Sylvia Todd Age 12 Inventor Has her own YouTube Channel “Super Awesome Mini Maker Show” which has over 1.5 million views views with over 20 episodes featuring beginner level projects for kids Her projects have included a pendant which measures your heartbeat & waterColorBot; a robot that paints with water colors
  16. 16. Sylvia’s Super Awesome Mini Maker Show
  17. 17. Arduino for Disabilities In July 2011, 5 Art & Design students from the University of Arts in Philadelphia were paired with 5 people with disabilities in an attempt at collaborative design The purpose explore how controllers people with was to microcan empower disabilities
  18. 18. Michael loves photography a knee actuated switch (so Michael can steer the wheelchair with his hands) allows him to take photographs when a servo motor is activated within the mount and clicks for him while he is on the move
  19. 19. Google to Put Arduino, Raspberry Pi Computers in U.K. Classrooms ! Google chairman Eric Schmidt announced that Google would help pay for 100 new science teachers and equip classrooms with Arduino kits and Raspberry Pi microcomputers. “The success of the BBC Micro in the 1980s shows what’s possible. There’s no reason why Raspberry Pi shouldn’t have the same impact, with the right support” Mr Schmidt said
  20. 20. a revolution is in progress and we are a part of it
  21. 21. in the end a moment of deceased BBC (it played its part but because it was neglected silence for the MICRO failed to evolve by its creators)
  22. 22. and a prayer that may my arduino and I live happily ever after
  23. 23. bibliography The BBC Microcomputer and me, 30 years down the line. (2011, January 12). BBC News. Retrieved November 30, 2013, from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15969065 Arduino - HomePage. (n.d.). <i>Arduino - HomePage</i>. Retrieved November 30, 2013, from http://arduino.cc A 12-Year-Old's Quest To Remake Education, One Arduino At A Time. (n.d.). <i>Popular Science</i>. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-08/short-circuit Arduino For Disabilities. (n.d.). Arduino For Disabilities. Retrieved November 30, 2013, from http://arduinofordisabilities.wordpress.com BBC Micro. (n.d.). computinghistory.org. Retrieved November 30, 2013, from http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/cgi/archive Calling All Teachers. (n.d.). Quarkstream. Retrieved November 30, 2013, from http://quarkstream.wordpress.com/calling-all-teachers/ Open Source Hardware Association. (n.d.). Open Source Hardware Association. Retrieved November 30, 2013, from http://www.oshwa.org/research/brief-history-of-open-source-hardware-organizations-and-definitions/ The BBC Micro. (n.d.). CHM Blog The BBC Micro Comments. Retrieved November 30, 2013, from http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/the-bbc-micro/ geekosystem. (n.d.). Geekosystem Google to Put Arduino Raspberry Pi Computers in UK Classrooms Comments. Retrieved November 30, 2013, from http://www.geekosystem.com/google-raspberry-pi-uk/

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